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Sunday 21 December 2014

USA

Obama serves Hollande ‘cheap’ US wine

The choice of wine served by US President Barack Obama to French President François Hollande at last night’s state dinner has been slammed as “cheap”.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 34 Comments »

Millennials fuelling Italian wine sales in US

Both Millennial drinkers and the ongoing popularity of Prosecco have led US consumers to drink more Italian wine than the Italians.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 No Comments »

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 »

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