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Thursday 31 July 2014

Napa Valley

Napa forum MW asks ‘is wine still cool?’

A group of 80 winemakers, marketeers and media gathered in Napa this month for the second annual “Wine Conversations” forum, with one MW posing the question, is wine still cool?

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Napa winery sues its consultant for $1.6m

Chateau Potelle in the Napa Valley is suing its consultant for US$1.6m after he failed to produce a “cult” wine that met the estate owner’s standards.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 7 Comments »

Inside Auction Napa Valley’s ‘e-xperience’

Bidders of the auction house’s e-auction “e-xperience” will this year have the chance go bowling with a star vintner and learn to tango with a historic winemaking family.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Napa’s Oak Knoll District marks 10 years

The Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley will this week celebrate 10 years since it was officially recognised an American Viticultural Area.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

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 34 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 »

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