Cava Aims to Overtake Prosecco on Quality Reputation

Source: DRN By Martin Green December, 2017 Cava’s reputation as a quality sparkler could soon overtake that of Prosecco after the launch of a new premium classification, according to the regulatory council president. Catalonia’s leading producers were in London to launch the first releases of Cava de Paraje Calificado, a new category for single estate cava that must adhere to strict criteria and get...

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS GRANTS TO KAPOW/LEARNING FOR SUCCESS AND ACKNOWLEDGE ALLIANCE

December 2017 – Since 2011, Sky Ranch Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to help enrich the lives of our nations’ youth, in particular, those who are most at-risk. Cooper City, FL-based KAPOW (KIDS AND THE POWER OF WORK) is a program of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students...

Ireland: Shops will be forced to put up screens in front of alcohol aisle

Herald.ie By Niall O’Connor and Eilish O’Regan December 15, 2017 Shops and off-licences are to be given a series of options aimed at making alcohol less visible to customers as part of a compromise deal put forward by the Government. Health Minister Simon Harris has been forced to water down the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill after it met with major opposition from lobby...

Wine Gift Recommendations – 2017

Where do we start with wine recommendations and just as important – where does it end? Wine, like food, is a matter of taste. Luckily we have so many wines to choose from made in a wide array of styles and offered at prices from modest to absurd. Do yourself a favor and take on pass on the absurdly prices wines. This year I...

South Africa: Wine industry braces for effects of drought

Source: https://www.iol.co.za/ JOSEPH BOOYSEN 10 DECEMBER 2017 The South African wine industry is bracing itself for the smallest harvest in more than a decade as the drought and water shortages in the Western Cape threatens farms and wineries that employ thousands of seasonal workers. Francois Viljoen, consultation service manager for the wine industry organisation VinPro, said the drought conditions that have rocked province for...

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