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Sunday 26 April 2015

California

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 »

Californian trend for ‘terroir-driven’ wine grows

As a trend for terroir-driven wines with more “finesse and elegance” continues, a new style of Californian wine is emerging, says one head sommelier.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 No Comments »

California must think small to be great

California may no longer be trying to ape Burgundy’s style, but there is a growing belief that producers must recreate the smaller-scale structure of the Côte d’Or to reach the same quality heights.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Gallo buys J Vineyards

E&J Gallo has acquired Sonoma-based sparkling wine producer J Vineyards & Winery for an undisclosed sum.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Parker: High wine prices creating ‘caste system’

The high prices set by famous wine estates is shutting people out of the market and creating a “caste system of wine”, according to Robert Parker, who also admitted that he “is part of the problem”.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 12 Comments »

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