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Stoneboat Vineyards announces new owners

NEWS RELEASE   [Oliver, BC] The Verhoeff Group of Companies announces the purchase of Stoneboat Vineyards located on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver, BC. The business continues to be family-owned, changing hands from Julie and Lanny Martiniuk to the Verhoeff family.   Led by husband-wife duo Kyla Richey and Rudy Verhoeff, the new owners […]

CAWG Urges Repeal of Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards

NEWS RELEASE   SACRAMENTO, June 10, 2021 – The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (board) on June 9 held an emergency meeting to take testimony from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Cal/OSHA and stakeholders regarding the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (ETS). During this extraordinary meeting, CAWG Director of Government Relations Michael […]

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NABI Joins Statement to Lift U.S. and EU Retaliatory Tariffs on Products Unrelated to Transatlantic Trade Disputes

NEWS RELEASE   The National Association of Beverage Importers (NABI), Washington, DC, the only nation-wide association representing importers of wine, distilled spirits, and beer, today joined 112 other United States and European Union organizations representing a plethora of products and commodities in urging and reiterating the call for the permanent removal of tariffs on sectors […]

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2017 Fantinel Borgo Tesis Chardonnay (Italy)

2017 Fantinel Borgo Tesis Chardonnay (Italy)   Lots of mineral character on the nose…citrus, pear, and maybe a hint of banana (but only barely). Crisp finish.   Enjoyable!   Purchased on sale for $13.99 (originally $21.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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CAWG Foundation Awards $34,000 in Student Scholarships

NEWS RELEASE   SACRAMENTO, June 8, 2021 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $34,000 in college scholarships to seven students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower.   “The CAWG Foundation is honored to award these scholarships and […]

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2018 Bodegas Care Tinto Sobre Lías (Spain)

2018 Bodegas Care Tinto Sobre Lías (Spain)   75% Garnacha, 25% Syrah   Deep red in color…..lots of violets and sweet plum notes. Smooth palate with a teeny bit of spice on the finish.   Pleasant!   Purchased on sale for $11.99 (originally $14.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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2019 Bodegas Perica Mi Villa Rioja Blanco (Spain)

2019 Bodegas Perica Mi Villa Rioja Blanco (Spain)   Viura grapes   Lots of floral and herbaceous character on the nose…lime/citrus and slate on the palate.   Really enjoyed this one!   Purchased on sale for $13.99 (originally $17.99) from Great Grapes in Cary, NC. -B

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2019 Erath Pinot Noir Rosé (Oregon)

2019 Erath Pinot Noir Rosé (Oregon)   Pale pink color….floral & herbs on the nose…balanced juicy red fruits with a little spice on the finish.   Lovely! Purchased from Target in Cary, NC for $13.49. -B

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NABI Applauds USTR on Digital Services Taxes Decision as a Step in Building Back Better Our Traditional EU Trade Partnership

NEWS RELEASE   The National Association of Beverage Importers (NABI), Washington, DC, the only nation-wide association representing importers of wine, distilled spirits, and beer, applauds Ambassador Katherine Tai on the USTR decision announced today that imposes tariffs (“additional duties”) on goods from Austria, India, Italy, Spain Turkey, and the United Kingdom and immediately suspends them […]

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2017 Acrobat Pinot Gris (Oregon)

2017 Acrobat Pinot Gris (Oregon)   Floral and herbaceous characteristics on the nose…..tropical fruits and juicy citrus on the palate.   Really enjoyed this after an afternoon of woodworking!   Purchased for $12.59 from Target in Cary, NC.

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