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Thursday 24 April 2014

California

California undergoing a ‘rapid’ revolution

Jon Bonné, wine critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, believes the Californian wine industry is experiencing a “rapid” and “vital” revolution as significant as the one that took place in the ‘70s.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Pernod steps up wine focus as sales slide

Pernod Ricard has returned to the acquisition trail after signing a deal to buy the assets of Kenwood Vineyards in Sonoma, California.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Napa’s Oak Knoll District marks 10 years

The Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley will this week celebrate 10 years since it was officially recognised an American Viticultural Area.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Napa trend for ‘leaner, less-oaked’ Chardonnay

At a recent tasting Napa winemakers said they preferred the 2012 vintage over 2011, marking a taste for greater acidity and less-oaked flavours.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

Megadeth wine sells out in 72 hours

A California Cabernet from the frontman of American thrash metal group Megadeth has sold out within 72 hours of release.

Friday, April 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

Jackson Family to invest in Europe/partners with IMW

California-based Jackson Family Wines is looking to buy more properties in Europe and will be the only New World sponsor at this May’s Master of Wine symposium in Italy.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

2012 and 2013 ‘best in Napa’s history’

The 2012 and 2013 vintages were “the best two vintages in the history of the Napa Valley”, according to Garen Staglin of Staglin Family Vineyard.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Wild Ridge winemaker praises Pegasus Bay

Having gained one of 11 gold medals in db’s Pinot Noir Masters competition, Wild Ridge winemaker Craig McAllister reveals his ideal places for the grape, and his favourite producer.

Friday, March 21st, 2014 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Joel Peterson

The “King of Zin” on his insatiable thirst for Champagne, his beloved electric car and drinking Egon Müller Auslese with Einstein.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

‘New California’ tasting to launch in London

A new tasting event launched by a UK wine merchant is set to bring some of California’s “most exciting” winemakers to the capital for one day only.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 2 Comments »

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