LODI, N.Y. Winery owner Stanley "Bill" Wagner, who played a major role in revitalizing the Finger Lakes wine industry in west-central New York beginning in the 1970s, has died at age 83.
Wineries In India His son, John, says Wagner died at his home in Lodi on Saturday. He says the cause of death was not being disclosed.
The Wine Society Of India After serving in the Navy in World War II, Wagner grew grapes on the family farm for more than three decades before producing his first wines for sale in 1979 as founder of Wagner Vineyards on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake. He quickly earned renown for growing classic European-style vinifera vines.
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Diageo Sells Beaulieu, Sterling But will immediately lease back the two wineries’ facilities and vineyards under a 20-year contract.
Vineyards In India In a move that was unexpected but not really all that surprising, Diageo, the London-based international drinks company, announced over the weeked it was selling two of its prime winery brands, Beaulieu and Sterling, to a San Diego County real estate firm for $269 million.
Wineries In India Diageo’s U.S. wine business has been suffering as a result of the global economy. Last May 6, the company’s stock tumbled, and the company announced layoffs and said it was “looking at all options” to restructure the division. Diageo had owned the two Napa Valley-based wineries since 1997, when Grand Metropolitan merged with Guinness to form Diageo.
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Peter Ventura, an auctioneer for 2010 Lake County Wine Auction, lives in Hidden Valley Lake, Calif. Courtesy photo.
Winery In India LAKE COUNTY – Five nonprofit organizations, five high schools, five senior centers and two health programs have been selected as beneficiaries of this year’s Lake County Wine Auction.
Vineyards In India The event is put on by the Wine Alliance, a nonprofit organization of wineries, winegrape growers, vineyard owners, related businesses and community supporters.
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On a recent weekend, CNNGo’s Mumbai editor Sita Wadhwani, oenophile Bhisham Mansukhani and Groove Temple’s CEO Kaveer Shahani set aside 36 hours to undertake a comprehensive tour of Maharashtra’s grape growing region in the Western Ghats, approximately 180 kms and four hours outside Mumbai.
Wine From India India produces wines from a quartette of French grape varieties -- Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Shiraz -- and the odd Dessert and Sparkling Wine. Most wine producers don't grow all of their own grapes and depend on contract farmers. Some farmers won’t grow the Merlot, for example, because the yield isn’t profitable despite the contrary belief of one winemaker from Bordeaux who frequently visits Nashik.
Wines Of India Like her, several young wine makers, those I met from Australia, France and South Africa, live for months in Maharashtra's quiet rural hinterland far from Mumbai’s fun life, trying to work out formulas to evolve Indian wine. They cope with harsh realities -- heat, humidity, storage, marketing and distribution issues -- so that what ends up at your table at a stand alone restaurant in the city is not totally "cooked" as they say (or "raped," as Abhijit Kabir of Indus Wines puts it).
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