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Saturday 19 April 2014

USA

Former Screaming Eagle owner buys stake in Trinity Hill

Charles Banks, the former owner of cult California winery Screaming Eagle, has bought a stake in New Zealand winery Trinity Hill from its London-based owners.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Bo Barrett: New oak “kills” flavour

The chief winemaker at Château Montelena has spoken out against American winemakers’ overuse of new oak, saying it “kills” the flavour.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 1 Comment »

Stoli invests in fighting LGBT inequality

The Stoli Group USA has announced a three-year-partnership with the LA Gay & Lesbian Centre – months after the LGBT community called for its products to be boycotted.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Chilean Malbec ‘no threat’ to Argentina

Increased plantings of Malbec in Chile pose no threat to Argentina, according to US winemaker and consultant Paul Hobbs.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 No Comments »

WSET to tap into surging Sake interest

The WSET is to launch a Sake qualification in August this year following a series of seminars in the UK and USA, starting this month.

Monday, January 27th, 2014 No Comments »

California vintners facing historic drought

The state of California is in the grip of one of its worst droughts in recent history, causing concern to mount among winemakers across the state.

Friday, January 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Duckhorn sues over Duck Commander range

Napa Valley-based winery Duckhorn is suing Trinchero Family Estates for trademark infringement over its recently released Duck Commander wine range.

Monday, January 6th, 2014 1 Comment »

Zin style moves back to balance

California’s Zins are returning to a more balanced style prompted by a run of cooler vintages, believes the region’s most prominent producer of the grape.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 3 Comments »

Hobbs to make Mosel-style Riesling in USA

Consultant winemaker Paul Hobbs plans to make Mosel-style Riesling in the US having partnered with a German producer.

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

Pinot Noir in a can launched

Oregon-based producer Union Wine Company has released a Pinot Noir in a 12-ounce can to try and encourage the “beerification” of wine among consumers.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 5 Comments »

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