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Wednesday 1 April 2015

California

Mark Beringer returns to his family winery

Mark Beringer has been appointed chief winemaker of Beringer Vineyards in California’s Napa Valley, the winery founded by his great-great-grandfather in 1876.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Californian trend for ‘terroir-driven’ wine grows

As a trend for terroir-driven wines with more “finesse and elegance” continues, a new style of Californian wine is emerging, says one head sommelier.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 No Comments »

California must think small to be great

California may no longer be trying to ape Burgundy’s style, but there is a growing belief that producers must recreate the smaller-scale structure of the Côte d’Or to reach the same quality heights.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Gallo buys J Vineyards

E&J Gallo has acquired Sonoma-based sparkling wine producer J Vineyards & Winery for an undisclosed sum.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Parker: High wine prices creating ‘caste system’

The high prices set by famous wine estates is shutting people out of the market and creating a “caste system of wine”, according to Robert Parker, who also admitted that he “is part of the problem”.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 12 Comments »

Lawsuit over arsenic in Californian wines

Several leading Californian wineries have been named in a lawsuit that alleges their wines contain “extremely elevated” levels of arsenic but producers are calling foul.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

California no longer copying Europe

Californian winemakers may be attempting to emulate the quality of Europe’s great wines, but not the flavours, stressed Mark de Vere MW at a tasting in London this week.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Baron: red wine is made from the skins

The quality of the skins is the determining factor as to whether a red wine will be good or not according to the chief winemaker of Silver Oak in California.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 1 Comment »

Consumers ‘back in love’ with Merlot

The ‘Sideways effect’ is being reversed and consumers are starting to fall back in love with Merlot according to one of California’s top producers.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

10 Paso Robles wineries to watch

These wineries provide a good cross-section of Paso Robles at its best – garagiste and estate, established and new, affordable to very expensive.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 2 Comments »

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