Jonas Nissley didn’t intend to return to his family’s winery in the York, PA area but he says it was a good move. He graduated from college with a degree in English and looked forward to a career in teaching, then taught in Thailand for a year. He returned to the states and received his master’s degree in education. [Read more…]
Near the top of Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine sits a brewery working in traditional Belgian-style ales with a bit of an American twist — Oxbow Blending and Bottling.
The brewery has two locations in which they work their magic. [Read more…]
Spring Mountain District, an AVA on the northwest side of Napa Valley, is named after its natural springs.
One of those springs is located near the bottom of the parcel of land purchased by Charlie and Stuart Smith in 1971, where they established Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery. [Read more…]
The oldest brewery in New York has been in operation for 125 years. Established in 1878, Genesee Brewing has been continuously providing numerous styles of beers, the most notable being Genesee, Genny Light and the Genesee Cream Ale.
Recently, the brewery decided to undergo some modernization to its production line and tasting room. [Read more…]
JAMESTOWN, NY — According to Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, Growing grapes in the Lake Erie region is not for the faint of heart. While growing regions like Napa Valley may enjoy warm and dry growing seasons with plenty of sunshine and “winters” where 40°F is considered frigid, the Lake Erie region is no stranger to negative winter temperatures, spring frosts and sporadic sunshine making it more difficult for growers to ripen fruit here compared with warmer growing regions. [Read more…]
by Sally Colby
A recognizable duo of heavy hitters in the craft beer industry teamed up to present the latest facts and figures to attendees at the Craft Beer Conference held recently in Washington, D.C. According to Brewers Association Director Paul Gatza and Chief Economist Bart Watson, the state of the craft brewing industry is good. [Read more…]
Two-day event draws more than 1000 guests to support SVEF programs
SANTA CRUZ, CA — The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation’s third annual Silicon Valley Wine Auction on May 20 and 21 raised over $1,000,000 and drew more than 1,000 guests to Runnymede Farm in Woodside, CA. Proceeds benefited the Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s Elevate [Math] and STEM Leadership Institute programs. [Read more…]
Oliver Winery in Bloomington, IN has been making wine for over 40 years. William Oliver, father of current CEO Bill Oliver, opened the winery in 1972.
Camelot Mead put the winery on the map, selling 20,000 cases at first and being the winery’s first source of profit. [Read more…]