Wine's future will hone in on obscure grapes, new experiences and value, according to top wine buyers and sommeliers in Portland, Ore. Brent Braun expects the Greek white Assyrtiko to take off because of its experimental nature while Michael Garofola is backing Italian white Timorasso because of its obscure nature and storied past. "We are moving into a time when everything old is new again," said Wiener Gemischter Satz fan Gregory Cantu.
A Chinese transport helicopter on Thursday rescued 52 passengers from a Russian research ship stranded in Antarctic waters. Also, the Z-20 medium-lift helicopter, which analysts say resembles the Sikorsky-built Black Hawk, recently completed its first flight.
Florida is the top state for the aviation industry in terms of cost, workforce and the number of aviation companies in operation, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. "This ranking is great news for our state and helps us to recruit more manufacturing businesses to move to or expand in Florida," said Gov. Rick Scott. Texas and Washington also received high scores.
Landmark Aviation officials recently announced the company will expand its charter fleet with five new aircraft. Two Learjet 60s and a Hawker 800XP will be based at Westchester County Airport in New York and a Challenger 604 and Falcon 2000S will be based in Waukegan, Ill.