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Friday 27 February 2015

California

Blind man outperforms ‘99.9%’ of winemakers

A US chemistry student who was born blind is turning his talent to wine, earning respect for his refined palate.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa barrel auction raises $6m

This past week marked the 19th Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction, scoring a record $6 million. Yet naturally one might wonder how these ‘New World’ wines would age. And would they truly retain their value as collectables?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Californian wines ‘then and now’ selected

The labels for next month’s California wine seminar on the stylistic evolution among the state’s Chardonnays and Cabs have been selected.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

California to show wines ‘then and now’

A Californian seminar in London next month called “Then and Now” aims to highlight the stylistic evolution in wines from the US state.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 No Comments »

‘Bubbly bandit’ turns herself in to police

A 49-year-old felon turned herself in to the police after images were released of her stealing $600 worth of Champagne from a California grocery store.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Opus One wine sends judge to sleep

California’s Opus One is “delighted” to be the maker of the wine that caused a US judge to fall asleep during Obama’s State of the Union address.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Single vineyards will define Napa’s future

The Napa Valley will increasingly be defined less by broader appellations and more by single vineyard, single block wines in the near future thinks winemaker Tor Kenward.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 10 Comments »

Harry Styles plans ‘upscale plonk’

Popstar Harry Styles is said to be considering buying a vineyard in California with the intention of producing an “upscale plonk”.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

Meiburg MW added to symposium lineup

Debra Meiburg MW has been added to the lineup of speakers due to appear at the upcoming Women of the Vine symposium in California.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Harvard spends $60m on vineyards

Harvard University has spent $60m on 4,050 hectares in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, making it one of the top growers in Paso Robles.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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