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This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider It is with great sadness that we have heard about the reported passing of one of the world’s great ladies of wine. The Baroness Philippine Rothschild, the owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild reportedly passed away late Friday night, August 22 or early Saturday [...]
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Source: Wine Cellar Insider
To help, we’ve highlighted nine special places around California, vineyards and wineries that have helped to define our legacy as one of the world’s great places to make wine. From Napa to the Sierra foothills and beyond, there is great work being done in the field and the cellar — [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Because Alsace was on the brain back then for so many wine folk, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir seemed the thing. Is it any wonder, then, that the old wooden buildings just north of Philo, just over a rise on Highway 128, remain a must-stop destination? Step through the door and you’re instantly [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
The presence of the Robert Mondavi Winery on the west side of Highway 29 is so ingrained into our minds that it can be easy to disregard. The Mission-style building designed by Cliff May and unveiled in 1966 was, yes, the “modernistic adobe” Hugh Johnson described it as in 1977. When early [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
There are times during the day when you’re driving toward Lompoc, down Santa Rosa Road, that makes the Santa Rita Hills seem like a pretty hospitable place to grow grapes — in the calm pale light of late morning, say, with the sun burning off the dew. The other hours of [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Malibu Coast vintners are fighting a measure to ban new vineyard plantings [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Source: WIne Spectator News & Features
Easy recipes for grilled squid and beans with creamy tomato-yogurt sauce, plus 14 Chardonnays for your end-of-summer entertaining [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Source: WIne Spectator News & Features
Plus, California's Prop 65 leaves vintners on the hook for restaurant violations [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Source: WIne Spectator News & Features
Generally speaking, when you’re attending a Pinot Noir masterclass-style tasting hosted by one of a wine region’s most historically significant properties, it’s not considered good form to giggle like an eight year-old girl. Which, of course, didn’t stop me from doing it. The trouble was, I just found the irony so damned [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Source: 1WineDude
Penfolds and Wolf Blass owner Treasury Wine Estates has posted its first annual loss, amid a slump in sales in China. [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Source: Decanter
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