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Sunday 29 March 2015

Napa Valley

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 »

Napa vineyard dispute ends in murder

A disagreement over a vineyard in the Napa Valley has ended with the owner murdering his business partner and then killing himself.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Baron: red wine is made from the skins

The quality of the skins is the determining factor as to whether a red wine will be good or not according to the chief winemaker of Silver Oak in California.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 1 Comment »

Yao Ming crowdfunds new tasting rooms

Former NBA star turned Napa winery owner, Yao Ming, has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise US$3 million to expand his US and Chinese operations.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Francis Ford Coppola names new co-CEO

Steven Spadarotto has been named as the new co-CEO of Francis Ford Coppola’s winery and will take over as full CEO at the end of this year.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Napa barrel auction raises $6m

This past week marked the 19th Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction, scoring a record $6 million. Yet naturally one might wonder how these ‘New World’ wines would age. And would they truly retain their value as collectables?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 1 Comment »

Napa auction raises record $6m

The Premiere Napa Valley Wines auction raised a record US$6 million at the weekend with both well-established names and up-and-coming producers attracting high prices.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

HDH hails ‘phenomenal’ results

US auction house, Hart Davis Hart is toasting a US$4.9 million auction in Chicago with “phenomenal” prices paid for Pétrus, Rousseau and Sine Qua Non.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Single vineyards will define Napa’s future

The Napa Valley will increasingly be defined less by broader appellations and more by single vineyard, single block wines in the near future thinks winemaker Tor Kenward.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 10 Comments »

Stolen French Laundry wines recovered

The “majority” of the fine wine stolen from Michelin-starred restaurant The French Laundry on Christmas Day has been recovered in North Carolina.

Monday, January 26th, 2015 No Comments »

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