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Thursday 24 April 2014

Petite Sirah

Napa Valley’s lesser known grape grows up

Petite Sirah remains a niche variety in Napa, but the current wines made with the grape should not go unnoticed.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 9 Comments »

Chile shows adventurous approach

Santa Rita Estates is using its new top end Petite Sirah blend Bougainville to highlight the “tremendous” opportunity for Chile to broaden its fine wine perspective.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Jon Bonné recommends a white wine with “a power that matches its richness” and Sandra Silfven picks out a wine that is “the real deal. It’s robust, complex, intense.”

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Jon Bonné recommends a “joyously refreshing wine” while Dave McIntyre picks out a “lovely example of what Washington state can accomplish.”

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Jon Bonné recommends a Pinot Noir that’s a “great balance of style and vintage”, while Will Lyons picks out “an absolutely stunning wine”.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Rebecca Murphy recommends “a bargain Pinot” from a “superstar winemaker” and Dave McIntyre highlights “the fruitiest Cava” he’s ever tasted, adding “it’s just pure fun.”

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Santa Rita unveils ‘icon’ Petite Sirah

Santa Rita is championing Chilean Petite Sirah with the addition of a new “icon” wine to its range.

Friday, July 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Italian wines feature in the US press this week. Sandra Silfven picks a “power packed” red and Bill St John recommends a wine from Italy’s “most exciting grape”.

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

Bill St John recommends a French red blend that is “overwhelmingly captivating”, while Dave McIntyre picks a “lush and dense” Spanish wine.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 No Comments »

The search for good value Napa Valley wine

When the St Helena Star and Napa Vintner Tasting Panel gathered recently, they were delighted by the quality of the lower-priced wines they tasted.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 No Comments »

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