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Friday 22 August 2014

USA

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 »

Kurniawan may plead insanity in trial

Alleged wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan may be planning an insanity defence when he stands trial in New York next month for US$1.3m worth of wine fraud.

Friday, November 8th, 2013 No Comments »

Lockhart brings Thanksgiving to London

Wines of California has joined forces with London restaurant The Lockhart to celebrate modern US cuisine with a special Thanksgiving menu.

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 No Comments »

Chicago chef Charlie Trotter dead at 54

Chicago-based celebrity chef Charlie Trotter, credited for changing the fine dining landscape of America, has died aged 54.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Paper wine bottle to go on sale in US

British packaging firm GreenBottle has launched the world’s first paper wine bottle in the US with California wine producer Truett-Hurst, with a label designed by Stranger & Stranger.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 4 Comments »

Jancis Robinson hosts WSET dinner in NYC

Jancis Robinson OBE MW hosted a tasting and dinner for US-based WSET diploma graduates and students in New York city last week.

Monday, October 28th, 2013 No Comments »

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