Hermann Müller (21 October 1850 – 18 January 1927) was a Swiss botanist and oenologist from the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland. During his time working for the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute, he created the Müller-Thurgau in 1882, a variety of grape with high importance in winemaking and the most important breed of the last 125 years
Three Napa Valley Vintners cited by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for illegally pouring wine at a consumer event have had their licenses suspended for 10 days.
The three wineries (Eagle Eye Wine, Elkhorn Peak Cellars and StoneFly Vineyard) were ticketed in May at a fundraiser to violating terms of their licenses. They appealed in September claiming they were unaware of any violations, but were denied.
In a letter sent to each of the three, the ABC said five days of the suspension are stayed, provided that no violations or disciplinary actions occur within the next year. The suspensions take effect Jan 18, 2007.
South Carolina continues to deepen its ties to commercial interest with its sister state of Queensland, Australia.
A new brand of Queensland wine will start showing up on grocery shelves on 18th January, 2006
The “Susan Gilmore” label by Ballandean Estate is a joint venture from the Australian winery, which first entered the United States through South Carolina, and Columbia-based Purple Valley Imports.
The wine is being made for exclusive distribution in the U.S. and Canada. Distribution in South Carolina will be handled by Carolina Wine Source of Charleston.
Gerard Kelly, head of Purple Valley Imports, is an Australian living in South Carolina.
Purple Valley and Ballandean co-own the brand and have contributed financially to the project.
The partnership is following the model of Yellow Tail, a popular Aussie wine.