Winemaking is intense. Not just on the people who work the land but on the land itself.
India Vineyard These days, many producers are still using fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and carbon-based fuels during production. They use immense amounts of water and ferment their wines in plastic bins. Don't even get me started on the glass, corks, boxes, Styrofoam, and gas used to ship wines worldwide.
Red Wine In India In celebration of Earth Day, let's make a point to purchase and consume a wine that is not consuming our environment. From dry-farmed wines to those made using natural practices free of chemicals and additives, there are so many to choose. Here are five: 1. Lightweight bottle: 2012 Mud House Chardonnay (Marlborough, New Zealand) This peachy, unoaked chardonnay is among the first to be stored in a very light glass as part of the winery's commitment to sustainability. The glass is 10 percent lighter than the winery's previous bottle, which means a reduction of about half a ton of weight per container of wine exported. $12.
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Jeff Wesselkamper from Jackson Family Investments, right, and other speakers from the Mergers and Acquisitions panel take questions from the crowd during the Wine Industry Conference in Santa Rosa on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Vineyards India There's no question that North Coast vineyards and wineries have been changing hands at a record pace. But buyers, beware: Not everything that's up for sale makes a good buy, experts say.
India Vineyard A panel of some of the industry's most active buyers of vineyards, wineries and brands on Thursday revealed the things that can turn them off to a deal. The discussion was part of the Wine Industry Conference hosted by the North Bay Business Journal at the Vineyard Creek Hyatt in Santa Rosa, which drew more than 450 wine executives on Thursday.
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Salado Creek not only has wine, but an impressive mix of hand-crafted olive oils and vinegars. Erin Rogers, Sentinel Leisure Editor SALADO - A couple weeks ago, I ventured out to Salado to check out what everyone keeps talking about ? the wineries.
India Winery It should come as no surprise that Salado has more than one great winery ? despite it being a small town ? because Salado is full of things everyone can enjoy and has surprises on every street.
Vineyards India Having wineries fits with the town?s quirky and homemade feel. Anything you could possibly want, it?s probably made by hand in Salado somewhere, so why not have its own wines, too? There are three wineries in Salado: Salado Creek Winery, Rising Star Winery and the Salado Winery and Wine Cellar.
April 17, 2013 Accolade Wines North America is set to launch a new range of low-calorie wines, The Light Grape.
Wine Society Of India The line will launch this month into select U.S. markets. Priced at $12 a 750-ml. and offering 80 calories per five-ounce pour, The Light Grape will offer four wines—Chardonnay, Rosé, White Blend (featuring primarily Pinot Grigio and Viognier) and Red Blend (featuring predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah).
India Winery Accolade will support the launch with an extensive summer ad campaign in Weight Watchers Magazine, a print and online platform that targets nearly 15.6 million health-conscious consumers. The collaboration will also include an email blast to 35,000 members and listings in the Weight Watchers reference guide. That move will place it in direct competition with The Skinny Vine, Treasury Wine Estates’ low-calorie offering, which is also targeting Weight Watchers’ audience.
Vintners Ryan Sherman, left, and Russ Fields enjoy some wine in the cellar of Fields Family Wines.
Wine To India Fields Family Wines Fields Family Estate Winery maintains two tasting rooms, this one in Acampo and another in Lodi.
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