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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Napa Valley

BBR to recreate iconic Judgement of Paris

Berry Bros & Rudd is to recreate the iconic Judgment of Paris tasting of 1976 in which wine experts shocked the French wine industry by rating two Californian wines over their French counterparts.

Wednesday, April 9th, 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 »

Grand winery openings see Napa rise

The rise of premium wine sales in the US has prompted a number of new winery and hospitality centres to spring up at some of the best GPS coordinates in Napa Valley.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Obama serves Hollande ‘cheap’ US wine

The choice of wine served by US President Barack Obama to French President François Hollande at last night’s state dinner has been slammed as “cheap”.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 33 Comments »

Napa’s best Cabs revealed by tasting panel

Napa Valley is not shying away from its reputation for making full-bodied, richly fruited and generously oaked wines.

Monday, January 6th, 2014 No Comments »

Duckhorn sues over Duck Commander range

Napa Valley-based winery Duckhorn is suing Trinchero Family Estates for trademark infringement over its recently released Duck Commander wine range.

Monday, January 6th, 2014 1 Comment »

Opus One credits global success to Bordeaux négociants

California’s Opus One is enjoying strong international demand through Bordeaux négociants, despite stagnating sales for the region’s Left Bank brands.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Napa Valley’s lesser known grape grows up

Petite Sirah remains a niche variety in Napa, but the current wines made with the grape should not go unnoticed.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 9 Comments »

Sotheby’s Opus One sold to China for £101k

Sotheby’s Wine Retail announced that the Opus One Collection sold for $165,000 (£101,300) to a buyer in Mainland China.

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 No Comments »

Robert Parker calls Yao Ming’s 2010 Cabernet ‘brilliant’

Chinese ex-basketball star Yao Ming’s new career as a Californian winery owner is entering a new phase after his 2010 Cabernet impressed leading wine critic Robert Parker.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 No Comments »

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