New Jersey museum finds cases of wine dating to 1796 in cellar

Jul 11, 2017

New Jersey museum finds cases of wine dating to 1796 in cellar

A restoration project at a New Jersey museum has unearthed cases of wine nearly as old as the United States.The Liberty Hall Museum in Union says it discovered almost three full cases of Madeira wine dating to 1796 while restoring its wine cellar. NJ.com ...

Yamanashi aims to become center for wine-based tourism

Jun 17, 2017

Yamanashi aims to become center for wine-based tourism

In Yamanashi Prefecture, the top producer of wine made only from grapes grown in Japan, three cities have come together to create a plan for a wine resort.The cities of Koshu, Fuefuki and Yamanashi, which together host some 60 wineries, are collaborating to promote ...

Australia winemakers battle against warming

Dec 24, 2016

Australia winemakers battle against warming

When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes.The crops survived, but the extreme weather last year was a reminder of how climate change can hurt a resurgent $1.5 ...

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Nov 29, 2016

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Unlike other countries where they make more red wine than white, wineries in Japan produced more white wine in fiscal 2015 in terms of products using only domestically grown grapes, a National Tax Agency survey has shown.The reason for this, said Hiroshi Ito, a ...

El Nino suspected as world wine output drops

Oct 21, 2016

El Nino suspected as world wine output drops

Global wine production in 2016 is expected to be among the lowest in 20 years, an industry body said Thursday, suggesting climatic events such as El Nino could be to blame.The International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) estimated this year’s output at 259 ...