Bird’s-eye view of vine health by Andrew Spence

REMOTE sensors and aerial imagery are being used to maximize irrigation efficiencies in one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. The project in South Australia’s Coonawarra region aims to help viticulturists understand how remote-sensing technologies can rapidly identify canopy temperature, vine water stress and nutrient status issues. It used images taken by three cameras fitted… Read More Bird’s-eye view of vine health by Andrew Spence

Pepper Bridge Winery Completes Solar Installation, Largest in Walla Walla County

New solar project adds to the winery’s core value of sustainability Pepper Bridge Winery recently completed a solar installation project consisting of 378 panels, making it the largest photovoltaic solar array in Walla Walla County. The 100-kilowatt installation, which is ground-mounted adjacent to the winery, will have an annual production of over 100,000 kilowatt-hours and… Read More Pepper Bridge Winery Completes Solar Installation, Largest in Walla Walla County

Step in to Spring with Cocktails by Santa Margherita

Our not-so-patient wait for spring is finally over and as the weather warms, bring out your playful side with festive, sexy cocktails from Santa Margherita. This delicious wine is perfect on its own and as a base for delicious cocktails paired with backyard festivities. Invite your friends, fire the grill and sip spring-inspired cocktails while celebrating the warm weather. Find… Read More Step in to Spring with Cocktails by Santa Margherita

Seattle Wine and Food Experience returns – February 20 – 21, 2016

Tickets On-Sale for two-day celebration of food, wine and craft beverages The Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE) is back February 20-21, 2016 with two epicurean events: POP! Bubbles & Seafood (Saturday, Feb. 20) and the Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting (Sunday, Feb. 21). Tickets go on sale November 2, 2015 at seattlewineandfoodexperience.com. “The Seattle Wine and… Read More Seattle Wine and Food Experience returns – February 20 – 21, 2016

Esquire Network’s “Uncorked” premiers November 10th

Based on the documentary “SOMM,” “Uncorked” Charts The Journey Of Six of New York’s Hottest Wine Stewards As They Attempt To Pass The Master Sommelier Test Master Sommelier is more than just a title; it’s a badge of honor – and to earn it you need to be a wine expert in mind, body, and spirit – an achievement… Read More Esquire Network’s “Uncorked” premiers November 10th

Russian River Partners Acquires Platt Vineyard

Eric Flanagan, owner of Flanagan Vineyards, leads investment fund Russian River Partners in the acquisition of the highly acclaimed Platt Vineyard. Platt is located in the Sonoma Coast appellation and is widely regarded as one of the top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in California. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to purchase an… Read More Russian River Partners Acquires Platt Vineyard

Vine Buzz with Christie Kiley; Equinoxe Crozes Hermitage 2012

Last week while traveling through France, I came upon a great wine that I must share with as many of you as is possible. Our journey began on motorbike, in Belgium and we made our way down through and around Reims, in the direction of Bourges with our goal to reach the beautiful region of Clermont-Ferrand. … Read More Vine Buzz with Christie Kiley; Equinoxe Crozes Hermitage 2012