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Thursday 29 January 2015

California

Storytellers ‘replacing role of critics’

Wine writers who tell stories are replacing the role of the wine critic and are helping to swing the pendulum away from score chasing wines, according to Mark Andrew of Roberson.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 2 Comments »

Huntington Library acquires Pasteur’s beer notes

The Huntington Library in California has acquired French chemist Louis Pasteur’s notes on beer brewing, which date back to the 1870s.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Sonoma unveils 100-year business plan

A 100-year plan to preserve and develop sustainable agriculture in California’s Sonoma County well into the 22nd century has been launched.

Friday, January 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Lagunitas sues Sierra Nevada – then doesn’t

Craft beer favourite Lagunitas filed a lawsuit against fellow California brewer Sierra Nevada over the use of an “IPA” logo this week – then dropped the suit after a furious backlash.

Friday, January 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Foie gras back on the menu in California

Foie gras is back on the menu at California restaurants after a federal judge overturned the ban on foie gras sales in the state on Wednesday.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

US wines added to Downton Abbey range

Two Californian wines have been added to the Downton Abbey range inspired by Lady Cora Crawley, the American wife of the Earl of Grantham.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

Cali’s Kosta Browne gets new owner

A US-based private investment firm has bought a majority stake in cult Californian winery Kosta Browne.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Bob Cabral confirms new Sonoma role

Former Williams Selyem winemaker Bob Cabral has been confirmed in a new post as director of winemaking at fellow Sonoma producer Three Sticks Wines.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Sonoma mourns death of John Pedroncelli

Sonoma County wine pioneer John Pedroncelli has died aged 89 after losing a brief battle with cancer.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux and Rest of the World stay afloat in December

The Bordeaux and Rest of the World sub-indices of the Liv-ex 1000 were the only two to see increases in December.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 No Comments »

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