Cava producer Codorníu is to move its company headquarters out of Catalonia to Rioja due to the lingering uncertainty over the former’s claims to independence and Freixenet has suggested it may do likewise.
The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned of further wine and spirit price hikes if the Chancellor fails to freeze duty in the November Budget.
Calling on the government to freeze alcohol duty in the forthcoming Budget (22 November), the WSTA said a further 3.4% duty rise would add another 7p on a bottler of wine and 26p on a bottle of spirit.
Permits issued to ensure safety and coordination with the emergency operations center.
Firefighters from throughout California continued to make progress in putting out the fires in Napa and Sonoma counties Sunday. Officials said they were moving toward the recovery phase of one of California’s worst disasters.
As wildfires have raged across Napa, Sonoma, Carneros, Mendocino and beyond, vintners assess their young wines and yet-to-be-harvested grapes
Northern California’s harvest was already winding down when the wildfires tore through parts of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties, forcing winemakers and residents to flee. With fire crews still battling the flames, and many areas under mandatory evacuation, winemakers are facing challenges as they try to finish what had once looked to be a relatively easy harvest.