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Ullom: Planting in Cali used to be like shooting a gun

Grape growers in California used to take a scattergun approach but have finally started to plant varieties in the right terroirs according to one leading winemaker.

Friday, February 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Clendenen: It’s time to kick high alcohol out of bed

Winemaker Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat has spoken of the need for California producers keen to make elegant wines to “kick high alcohol out of bed”.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 1 Comment »

Kanye West to make Californian wine

Rapacious rapper Kanye West is to make wine at the vineyard on his sprawling California estate in Hidden Hills; a gated community in the San Fernando Valley.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 No Comments »

ProWein targets the US and Asia

ProWein aims to attract more visitors for this year’s show, above all from Asia and the US, according to Michael Degen, executive director of the exhibition organiser Messe Düsseldorf.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

FBI investigating complaints against Premier Cru

The FBI is investigating complaints against California wine merchant Premier Cru, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this month with debts of over US$70m.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Constellation invests in pre-Prohibition distillery

Constellation Ventures has acquired a minority stake in pre-Prohibition era craft whiskey maker Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 No Comments »

US wine deals site mulls expansion

An American website that aggregates daily deals on wine sold online is eyeing up international expansion after clocking up thousands of followers in its first three months.

Friday, January 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Amazon rolls out one-hour wine delivery in New York

Amazon Prime Now has rolled out one-hour delivery on wine to shoppers in New York, it confirmed today.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 No Comments »

US to gain 16m wine drinkers by 2025

With an extra 16 million wine drinkers forecast to join the trendsetting American market in the next 10 years, it’s a country that the trade cannot afford to ignore.

Monday, November 30th, 2015 2 Comments »

Kurniawan’s cars sold at auction

A trio of cars belonging to convicted wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, including a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago roadster, have gone under the hammer in the US.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 1 Comment »

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