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St Helena

Spottswoode founder Mary Weber Novak dies

Mary Weber Novak, founder of renowned Napa Valley estate Spottswoode, has died aged 84 after a brief battle with cancer.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 No Comments »

Napa winery offers $20k ‘connoisseurs’ tour

A Napa winery has launched a $20,000 wine tour, offering an exclusive peek inside the walls of its replica 13th century medieval castle.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 1 Comment »

Napoleon drank Champagne and ‘Cape’ wine in exile

It is well known that Napoleon drank Vin de Constance while in exile on St Helena, but his cellar was apparently much broader than first thought.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

Napa’s oldest wine society gets a makeover

Napa Valley’s oldest wine society, the St Helena appellation, has launched a new logo, which it hopes reflects the society’s history.

Monday, February 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Boisset launches Napa’s first “dog winery”

Jean Charles Boisset has launched Napa Valley’s first “dog winery” featuring kennel spaces and wine-barrel dog beds in tribute to his wife’s French bulldog.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 No Comments »

Charles Krug attempts “wine wave” record

Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, California, will attempt to break the world record for the longest relay wine toast this Sunday.

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 No Comments »

Harlan restaurant teaches diners as they drink

There is another way to look at the cost of a multi-course food and wine pairing extravaganza at one of Napa Valley’s top restaurants: the restaurant as a wine class.

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 No Comments »

Stars of St Helena tasting revealed

In its continued efforts to distinguish its wines and region, Appellation St Helena held a tasting of wines from over three dozen producers.

Friday, March 30th, 2012 No Comments »

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