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Thursday 26 November 2015


Napa vintners optimistic about 2015

Although harvest yields are well down in Napa Valley, winemakers there are very optimistic about quality, with one talking of the “potential for some great, structured wines.”

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 No Comments »

John Legend launches own Napa wine brand

Soul singer John Legend is launching his own brand of Californian wine, it has emerged.

Friday, October 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

Sonoma beats Napa in cult Cab comparative

Napa may not be California’s best place for “cult” Cabernet, after Sonoma came out on top at a comparative tasting in London last week.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 3 Comments »

Napa winemakers praise 2015

Napa Valley’s winemakers are giving “high praise” to the 2015 vintage now that the harvest is almost over.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Sotheby’s sales results ahead of 2014

Sotheby’s sales results so far this autumn are “comfortably” ahead of where they were in 2014 after a HK$53 million sale in Hong Kong.

Monday, October 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Book club files $11m lawsuit against Napa Wine Train

A group of black women have filed an $11 million racial discrimination lawsuit against the Napa Wine Train after they were kicked off for “laughing too loudly”.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 2 Comments »

Napa Vintners pledge money to wildfire victims

The Napa winemakers’ main trade association has announced it is to offer an initial grant of up to $250,000 to support victims of the Lake County Valley wildfires.

Friday, September 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa Wine Train sold to hotel group

The Napa Wine Train, founded by Rice-a-Roni mogul Vincent DeDomenico in 1989, has been sold to a Seattle-based hotel company.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

California wildfires: wine industry impact

As the wildfire which has reportedly engulfed 104 square miles of northern California continues to rage, the local wine industry remains hopeful that the 2015 vintage will not be seriously affected.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Opus One 2012 released

One of California’s leading labels released its 2012 vintage this week – the highest rated since 2003 and also the cheapest of recent vintages.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 No Comments »

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