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Friday 31 October 2014

California

California hails ‘excellent’ 2014 vintage

Despite a devastating earthquake and continued drought, Californian vintners are hailing the 2014 harvest as the “third great vintage of the decade”.

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Paso Robles divides to conquer

The Californian wine region of Paso Robles has been granted permission to set up 11 new distinct appellations within its borders.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Tributes paid to winemaker Robert L. Hall

The owner of the Robert Hall Winery in California’s Paso Robles AVA, Robert Hall, has died aged 85.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 No Comments »

Obituary: Harvey Posert Jr

Harvey Posert Jr, the influential wine public relations figure credited with helping to establish a profile for Californian wine, has died.

Monday, October 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Red wine could hold key to acne cure

US researchers have attributed yet another health benefit to an antioxidant found in red wine, linking it to the effective treatment of acne.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Plane crashes into Sonoma County vineyard

Two people were injured after a small plane crashed into a vineyard in Sonoma County.

Friday, September 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Sine Qua Non founder ‘stable’ after crash

Manfred Krankl, owner and winemaker at quirky Californian wine brand Sine Qua Non, is recovering in hospital after a motorbike accident.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery shows faith in synthetic closure

A US wine brand is so confident in closure manufacturer Nomacorc’s Select Series product it is offering a “100% Money Back Guarantee”.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Winery fined $115k over volunteers to close

A Californian winery has been forced out of business after it was fined $115,000 for using volunteer labour.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 20 Comments »

Jackson forms new luxury division

Jackson Family Wines has set up the West Burgundy Wine Group, a new division for its top end Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-focused estates.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

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