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Monday 31 August 2015

Napa

Black women kicked off Napa wine train

A group of black book club members were kicked off the Napa Valley wine train for being too loud, sparking claims of racially motivated discrimination.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Napa winemaker guilty of wildlife trafficking

A Napa Valley vintner has pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking parts of endangered animals in to the US, including sea turtle shells and whale bones.

Monday, August 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Ex-employee jailed over Napa winery thefts

A former president of the Napa Valley Crime Stoppers has been jailed after stealing more than US$600,000 from a Napa winery.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Smoke taint threat from California wildfires

There are fears among California vintners that the wildfires currently raging in the state may affect grapes with smoke taint.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 2 Comments »

Californian wine struggling with supply

There is a “growing mismatch” between supply and demand that is badly hampering the Californian wine industry, new analysis has claimed.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Mumm releases Santana sparkler

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has teamed up with Mumm Napa to release a limited edition sparkling wine in support of disadvantaged youths.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Screaming Eagle’s sister winery soars skywards

The odds might have been stacked against Screaming Eagle’s sister winery Jonata in the beginning, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of California’s top producers.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Larry Stone to debut Oregon wine this year

Master Sommelier Larry Stone is to open his own winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and will bottle his first wines this year under the label “Lingua Franca”.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 No Comments »

US authorities torpedo underwater ageing

US federal authorities have taken a dim view of ageing wine underwater, warning it may be illegal to sell wine that have been aged that way.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 2 Comments »

Napa vineyard dispute ends in murder

A disagreement over a vineyard in the Napa Valley has ended with the owner murdering his business partner and then killing himself.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 No Comments »

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