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‘Red Blotch like phylloxera for California’

Grape vine virus Red Blotch will be as damaging as phylloxera to Californian vineyards, believes Bruce Cakebread of Napa’s Cakebread Cellars.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 1 Comment »

Why is Cakebread Cellars raising yields?

Bruce Cakebread from Napa’s Cakebread Cellars is raising yields in his reds and increasing the proportion of white wine that goes through MLF – but why?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 1 Comment »

Francis Ford Coppola strikes Oscars deal

The Francis Ford Coppola winery has signed a three-year deal with the Academy Awards to become its official wine sponsor – a natural fit for the California winery owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

Screaming Eagle owner buys Bonneau du Martray

Stanley Kroenke, the owner of Screaming Eagle and Arsenal football club, has acquired the majority of the Burgundian estate, Domaine Bonneau du Martray.

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 No Comments »

Napa’s Trinchero winery buys Mason Cellars

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) has acquired California’s Mason Cellars, owners of Pomelo and Three Pears wines, as it continues to raise its premium offer.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

French Laundry wine thief pleads guilty

A California man has pleaded guilty to a charge relating to his part in the theft of wine worth more than US$500,000 from Napa’s French Laundry restaurant.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Week in pictures: Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s drinks trade saw an eclectic week, including the art of Japanese cocktail making and lashings of bubbles in the form of Pont des Arts’ new cuvee and tasting the ‘Christian Louboutin’ of Champagne.

Monday, December 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Fine wine investment: Beyond Bordeaux

Although Bordeaux is very firmly back in the news at the moment, Italy and Napa should still be on the keen investors radar.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Colgin: making ‘Burgundy’ wines in Napa

Napa winery Colgin Cellars is seeking to shed its ‘cult’ halo and become better known as a producer of terroir-specific wines.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Week in pictures: Hong Kong

From the craft beers of Chicago to the sweet nectar of Sauternes, velvety reds of Napa and 19th century Tawny Port – it’s been an eclectic week in Hong Kong’s wine world.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

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