Calera Winery, a pioneer in producing pinot noir on the California Central Coast, will be acquired by Duckhorn Wine of Napa Valley. Calera owner Josh Jensen decided it was time to find an owner for the winery he founded and will join Duckhorn's board of directors.
The simple Japanese highball, which combines whiskey and sparkling water, is gaining popularity in the US, perhaps as an antidote to elaborate and specialized cocktail recipes. "I think the era of creative 'farm-to-glass' mixology is passing, and cocktailing as an art is taking hold again," said Fred Ghiassi, beverage director and assistant general manager of Estrella restaurant in Los Angeles.
Napa Valley, Calif., vineyards are adding luxurious touches to their tasting rooms in a bid to give visitors premium experiences. Artesa Vineyards & Winery, for instance, created a Grand Salon where wines are paired with tapas and pintxos.
Spain's Rioja region will allow more details to be included on wine labels, such as the name of the village where the grapes were produced. Earlier this summer, a regional board approved the use of single-vineyard labels when appropriate.
Paul Neiman, a representative of the Sheetz convenience store chain, argued in favor of a beer and wine license before the Titusville, Pa., City Council as it considers a license transfer request. Sales at the store would be limited to two 6-packs of beer or four bottles of wine, Neiman said.
German chemical company Bayer will team with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation on a three-year project to develop new methods for fighting citrus greening. "Without advanced tools to control citrus greening, the citrus industry in Florida could be out of business within 10 to 15 years," said Bayer's Adrian Percy.
Bowery is a New Jersey indoor vertical farming startup that says its methods cut water use 95% less water and boost productivity 100% over traditional outdoor farms, according to co-founder and CEO Irving Fain. The farm and others like it aim to be key players in feeding the world's growing population as climate change challenges traditional farming.
President Donald Trump supports a proposed amendment to the North American Free Trade Agreement that would make it easier for US farmers to pursue anti-dumping cases against Mexico. The proposal would allow for cases based on one season's worth of data instead of the three years or more of seasonal data required under the treaty now.
Meijer is teaming with Shipt to offer home delivery in 15 more Michigan cities this month. The Midwest supermarket chain will offer a lineup of 55,000 items to customers, who must have a Shipt membership to use the service.
Makeup artist Pat McGrath will debut a permanent line of color cosmetics under her Pat McGrath Labs brand. The collection, which will include 40 lipstick shades, will go on sale online next month and roll out at 25 Sephora stores on Oct. 6.