Julia Jackson is the youngest daughter of the wine industry guru Jess Jackson. She is the middle child of Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson. Being born of wine makers, she and has amassed a vast resource on knowledge. She is currently the spokesperson of Cambria Estate Winery which was established in 1987 by her mother. This company was drawn to Santa Maria Bench’s land potential in wine making. In 2014, she resulted to establish the Cambria Seeds Empowerment program which came from the success that Cambria Estate got from the Santa Maria Bench. Cambria Seeds Empowerment has core pillars which equality, spirit and community. This initiative was formed to empower women across boundaries through grants to like-minded organizations.
Julia Jackson got her Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Art from the Scripps University in 2010. She later graduated with a certificate in General Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the same year. For the past decade, she has served as the proprietor of the California-based Jackson Family Wines. This wine making company has been in existence since 1982 and currently produces 35 different brands. The company makes a number of varieties which include: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. These brands offer 5 million cases annually. Besides Kendal-Jackson, which is the leading revenue generating brand, La Crema sells up to 900,000 pieces yearly.
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The success of Jackson Family Wines has been in its vast plantations situated in locations that favor specific varieties. Sonoma, California in Julia’s opinion is the best plate Cabernet besides its well-known potential for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. For the South Beach Sea Food Week which will be held in October this year, the Jackson Family Wines will be showcasing its Kendall-Jackson and its Cambria wines. The varieties to expect include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. Merlot Cabernet, Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc just to mention.
The United Kingdom is among the smaller producers of wine in the European Union, but ranks among the world’s biggest importers. There are a number of bodies that control the wine industry in the UK and they include the Wines and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and a producer association United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA). There is the regulating authority, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that offers advice, registers all UK vineyards and enforces the set EU wine laws. FSA inspectors are charged with inspecting warehouses and traders.
UK Wine Industry in 2017
Statistics and forecasts are showing that the UK wine industry is set to grow by a 6.1% to hit the £ 13.14 billion by the year 2018 and there are indications that its volume growth will begin picking up this year. The value growth has been increasing in a healthy way as it was at 1.4% in 2016 and is expected to grow up to 2% in 2017 and 2.2% in 2018. The factors fueling the growth are the increase in disposable incomes, continued craving for sparkling wine and increased on-trade fortunes. The economy of wine industry is touted to improve further in 2017 and with it there will be more consumer spending power. The volumes are expected to grow by a 1.6 % that is from 1,262 million liters to 1,282 million liters in 2018.
Buying Wine from a UK Vintner
Wine makes one of the wonderful things to have at hand in order to toast in celebration of a number of achievements like new baby, wedding, a new year etc. A good number of people have wine in their homes and offices. There are a number of ways that can be used to order for wine. UK vintners have made it easier by making it possible to order for wine online. There are specific systems that have been put in place by UK vintners to ensure that anyone can order and get their wine easily and from the comfort of their homes or offices.
UK vintners have made it possible for anybody to shop online by offering a wide variety of available wines in one stop. The process of ordering for wine online is so simple that anyone using these services for their first time will not experience any issues at all. This process has been successful as the UK vintners partnering with specific companies that ply their trade online. Ordering for wine online comes with the hidden advantage of lower prices than those in the stores.