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Wednesday 23 April 2014


Napa trend for ‘leaner, less-oaked’ Chardonnay

At a recent tasting Napa winemakers said they preferred the 2012 vintage over 2011, marking a taste for greater acidity and less-oaked flavours.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 2 Comments »

Ex-wine exec pleads guilty to $1m fraud

A former Napa wine executive has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from an online wine network.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Man charged over $400k Napa wine theft

A Napa Valley warehouse worker has been charged with possession of stolen property and burglary after allegedly stealing 4,200 bottles of wine worth $400k.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Napa vintner sued over $65k ‘grape theft’

A Napa winery is suing its vineyard manager for allegedly stealing $65,000 worth of grapes.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Napa pruning competition opens to women

For the first time in its 12-year history women have been invited to take part in the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ pruning competition.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 wine attractions: Napa and Sonoma

There are surely few better ways to enjoy the Californian sun than by visiting the region’s numerous vineyards, fine wine bars and restaurants.

Friday, February 28th, 2014 4 Comments »

Premiere auction raises record-breaking $6m

Premiere Napa Valley 2014 took in a record breaking US$5.9 million yesterday, almost double the previous record of 2012’s US$3.1 million.

Monday, February 24th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

US labels leading non-European fine wines

Further examination of the fine wine market over the last two years on the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 shows that two US labels are key market drivers.

Friday, February 14th, 2014 No Comments »

BI hits ‘gold mine’ with US collection

Bordeaux Index’s Los Angeles-based office is offering a collection of “staggering” US wines from some of the best Napa producers.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 1 Comment »

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