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Friday 22 May 2015

California

Craft beer a $6bn California industry

The craft beer industry in California is now worth just over US$6 billion according to the California Craft Brewers Association.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

MillerCoors sued over Blue Moon

Brewer MillerCoors is being taken to court over claims it is misleading consumers into thinking its Belgian wheat ale, Blue Moon, is craft.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 1 Comment »

California drought will worsen, says forecasts

The historic drought plaguing Californian winemakers will continue throughout the state this summer, according to a new long-range forecast.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Katz to make ‘best Malbec in California’

Young winemaker Jesse Katz has set out to make the best Malbec in California at his first solo project, Devil Proof Vineyards in the Alexander
 Valley.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 3 Comments »

Moët Hennessy in trademark dispute

Luxury wine and spirits producer Moët Hennessy, the drinks division of LVMH, is facing a trademark battle in California over its Chandon Délice sparkling wine brand.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Jesse Katz

The chief winemaker of California’s Lancaster Estate on his fear of failure, the pursuit of balance and drinking DRC with Charles Darwin.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa pays tribute to Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps, a pioneering force for Napa Valley’s wine industry and major philanthropist, has died at his home in St Helena aged 87.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Screaming Eagle’s sister winery soars skywards

The odds might have been stacked against Screaming Eagle’s sister winery Jonata in the beginning, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of California’s top producers.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Beringer launches sampling strips

Beringer Vineyards is pioneering a try before you buy scheme where consumers can sample three of its wines in supermarkets via “taste strips”.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

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 »

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