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Sunday 7 February 2016

Napa

‘Bond villain winery’ uses submarine tech to ferment wine

A high-tech winery in California’s Napa Valley is using a process called sono-densitometry – a technology used in the submarine industry – to control the fermentation of its wines.

Friday, February 5th, 2016 No Comments »

California slams wine shortage claims

The body representing the Californian wine trade has hit back at a report which suggests the damage to vineyards caused by wildfires has led to a worryingly low-yielding 2015 vintage.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 4 Comments »

Pontet-Canet buys Robin Williams’ Napa estate

Alfred and Melanie Tesseron of Bordeaux fifth growth Pontet-Canet have purchased the late Robin Williams’ Napa vineyard after its asking price was slashed to US$22.9 million (£16m).

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

New nanobrewery for Napa

A new experimental ‘nanobrewery’ is set to open in Napa Valley this spring, adding another string to the region’s beer bow.

Monday, January 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Napa producers agree to stop using ‘Port’ on labels

Three Napa Valley producers have voluntarily agreed to stop using the term “Port” on their fortified wine labels, with Napa Valley Vintners calling on others to follow suit.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 1 Comment »

Napa Valley Vintners to host first online auction

For the first time Napa Valley Vintners is to host an online wine auction giving collectors the chance to bid electronically on 25 lots of the 225 lots set to go on sale at its Premier Napa Valley auction.

Monday, January 18th, 2016 No Comments »

Fine wine predictions for 2016

We run through a few predictions for the fine wine market in 2016, from more Champagne releases to the rise of California and Piedmont.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 2 Comments »

Fine wine in focus: California

Italy and Champagne are hot topics in fine wine at the moment but California, and Napa in particular, is emerging strongly too.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Gallo triples production capacity in Napa

Gallo has tripled its production capacity in Napa Valley with the purchase of The Ranch Winery, a grape-crush facility with a capacity of 30,000 tons.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Two arrested over $4k wine theft in Napa

Two men have been arrested following a wine crime spree that saw US$4,000 worth of high-end wine stolen from a number of wine shops in Napa County.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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