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Friday 28 November 2014

USA

Kurniawan pleads not guilty, court date set

Alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan has pleaded not guilty in a US court to an indictment charging him with schemes to sell fake wines and defraud a finance company out of £2m.

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 low-calorie wine brands

With around 20% of Americans on a diet, low-calorie wine brands are booming in the US, and particularly where celebrities are involved.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 6 Comments »

Albariño has “bright future” in California

Spanish grape Albariño has a bright future in California, according to Spanish-born, Sonoma-based Marimar Torres of the Torres wine dynasty.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 1 Comment »

Blues legend B.B. King launches wine

Legendary blues artist B.B. King has followed in the footsteps of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie by launching his own line of wines.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

The Wine Advocate sues Antonio Galloni for fraud and defamation

Robert Parker’s influential bi-monthly publication The Wine Advocate is suing former critic Antonio Galloni for withholding tasting notes and for alleged fraud.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 No Comments »

Château Montelena owner Jim Barrett dies

California wine pioneer James L. Barrett, owner of Château Montelena in the Napa Valley, has died aged 86.

Monday, March 18th, 2013 1 Comment »

Jackson Family Wines to buy 3 Oregon sites

Jackson Family Wines is to buy three vineyard properties in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 No Comments »

World’s first cinnamon Tequila launched

Californian spirits company Peligroso has launched the world’s first cinnamon-flavoured Tequila onto the US market.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 No Comments »

California makes ‘best’ NW Chardonnay

California makes the best Chardonnay in the New World according to Anne-Claude Leflaive of leading Puligny-Montrachet estate Domaine Leflaive.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 1 Comment »

US winery experiments with ocean ageing

Mira Winery in St. Helena, California, has submerged four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon in Charleston Harbor to see if the ocean affects how the wine ages.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 2 Comments »

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