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First Napa Valley Auction Surpasses $2 Million at Online and In-Person Event | Local News

The 26th annual Napa Valley Vintner Auction raised just over $2 million Saturday in St. Helena. Returning to its traditional February date, after COVID-19 disrupted its 2021 schedule, the auction was a hybrid of an in-person event, combined with online streaming, which allowed bidders from around the world to compete. for 109 batches of unique […]

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Opolo Vineyards Promotes Jeff Faber to National Sales Manager

Advertising February 2 – Paso Robles, Calif.—Opolo Vineyards announced today that Jeff Faber has been promoted to National Sales Manager, overseeing the winery’s national accounts, distributor relationships and strategic sales initiatives. “Jeff is uniquely positioned to take on this new leadership role at Opolo,” said winery co-owner David Nichols. “He has the history, experience and […]

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13 Large Bottles of Napa Cabernet Franc – Robb Report

When it comes to famous Bordeaux varietals, whether grown in their native Bordeaux or in other parts of the wine world, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to suck all the oxygen out of the room. It’s hard for others to wave their arms hard enough to distract themselves from a wine called “the king of reds.” What […]

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Despite low yields and labor shortages, a hopeful harvest in Sonoma

Watching the fires engulf the West Coast in the summer of 2021 has filled Marimar Torres with anxiety. In the previous vintage, the smell of smoke forced the founder of Sonoma’s Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery to sell her Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Syrah wines in bulk. “We were a little horrified when we saw […]

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Hall, Walt & Baca Wines launch the 2022 season of its Celebrity Happy Hour series

Advertising Jimmy Kimmel, Christina Haack, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jason Silva added to lineup (ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA – January 20, 2022) – ROOM, WALT and BACA Wines, a collection of three family-owned wineries located in Napa and Sonoma counties, announced the launch of another season of their celebrity Happy Hour series. The series is airing on three […]

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Remarkable aging of wines made from the Tempranillo grape variety

Wine cellar Getty As a group of friends gathered to celebrate a special 50and anniversary in the first month of 2020, before Covid took over the world, anticipation of a 50-year-old wine about to be poured began to build within the group. The wine would be poured blind and the only clues were that it […]

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European wine grapes from West Asia, study finds

European wine grapes (Vitis vinifera) comes from the hybridization of table grapes domesticated in West Asia and local wild relatives, according to new research by scientists at the University of Udine. Grapes (Vitis vinifera). Image credit: Gerhard G. “The phylogeography of cultivated grapes is linked to the history of ancient populations that settled in the […]

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No reason to complain about High Country wines |

While winter is appreciated for the beautiful snowy landscapes and the cold weather which encourages trendy jackets, the season is also perfect for sitting at home by the fire with light music and a glass of wine. the hand. The big decision is which wine will be in that glass. The High Country has many […]

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Wine Spectator Top 100 wines of 2021

Imagine having a delivery of 10 of the world’s most exciting wines of 2021 delivered to your door right here in Aspen. Fairy tales can come true, they can happen to you … but only if you enter the Top 100 in the Wine Spectator competition. That’s right, someone who logged in and registered through […]

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Rediscover the old vines of Argentina – the drinks business

Argentina is home to many wine treasures, but its wealth of old vineyards, many of which are over 100 years old, are perhaps the most valuable. Vineyards in Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. (Credit: Garcia Betancourt) According to the Observatorio Vitivinícola Argentino, about a third of all Argentine vineyards are at least 40 years […]

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Inside Jay Schottenstein’s Napa Valley Family Vineyard – WWD

NAPA, Calif .– To get to Mayacamas Vineyards, visitors must drive 60 miles north of San Francisco, through the back roads of the Napa Valley wine country, then up a winding single-lane dirt road up the side of a mountain to a location where cell service is limited. The entrance to the domain is based […]

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JUSTIN Vineyards Community Grant applications are now open to local schools and non-profit organizations • Atascadero News

Grants provide youth programs, social services and community initiatives with financial assistance and essential educational resources PASO ROBLES – JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery announced on November 3 that its 2021-2022 community grant applications are now live. JUSTIN will provide a total of $ 250,000 in grants, of which $ 50,000 will be specifically earmarked for […]

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Meet the non-conformists: the Gargiste Wine Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary |

MIRA ADVANI HONEYCUTT Marking its 10th anniversary and reappearing in full force after a year of quarantine, the Garagiste Wine Festival returns to its home port next month to present “limitless” winegrowers with boundless passion. The unique wine festival, a runaway success in the second decade of the 21st century, resumes its celebration of small-batch […]

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7 wineries you’ll fall in love with in Idaho’s Lewis-Clark Valley

Idaho has just been discovered as a wine center, but already the brand new American wine-growing area of ​​Lewis-Clark Valley (AVA) has been highly regarded by the wine press. It is an emerging destination for winemaking and combines the best of all worlds. Dedicated winemakers have sought out this region for its unique terrain and […]

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Liquor Control Board awards nearly $ 2 million in grants to support Pennsylvania’s wine, beer and cider industries

October 11, 2021 | 9:59 am Some $ 600,000 of that total was awarded to Penn State University for eight different wine, malt and beverage brewed projects. Kiley Koscinski / WESA Kiley Koscinski is a reporter for 90.5 WESA. She brings back landmark stories from a variety of kingdoms in Pittsburgh; with a particular interest […]

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Week of 10/03/21: Vinography

Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples begging to be tasted. I’m happy to bring you the latest installment from Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the best bottles that have come through my door recently. This week featured a cheerful wine that bears the longest name of […]

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Governor Murphy announces 2021 Governor’s Cups winners and best performing among New Jersey wineries

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the winners of the 2021 Governor’s Cups and Best of Show among New Jersey wineries. The winners presented were selected through the 2021 Garden State Wine Growers Association competition and judged by the Beverage Testing Institute. “I am proud to celebrate our growing wine industry”, Governor Murphy said. […]

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California vineyards can still produce great wine even with limited water supply and droughts

As climate change and drought loom as existential threats to California agriculture, there is one agricultural sector that could come out on top: wine grapes. Many California winemakers have had to cut back on irrigation this year, but using less water for a limited time doesn’t necessarily hurt the quality. In fact, some of the […]

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Astoria Adds Highly Anticipated Prosecco Rosé DOC To Its Italian Wine Line In The United States

Advertising St. Paul, Minn. – September 28, 2021 – Prestige Beverage Group announces the addition of Prosecco Rosé DOC to the award-winning range of Italian Astoria wines available in the United States. Prosecco is currently the best-selling wine in Italy, not only for the sparkling wine grape variety, but for the wine category in general.1. […]

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New study confirms that less water consumption in the vineyard can result in better grapes

As local farmers are well aware, Mother Nature can be cruel in administering her gifts. This was the case on the night of September 11 when the Emeritus Vineyards team in Sevastopol smelled raindrops as they plucked the pinot noir grapes to enter the cellar’s premium wine. While any rain is appreciated during an exceptional […]

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Six fresh California red blends that challenge the cloying, heavy wine stereotype

If you’ve heard people talking about “red blends” lately, it’s likely they’re referring to a particular type of wine: an inky, dark, richly scented cuvee at an affordable price, usually under $ 15. $ the bottle. Nowadays, the term most often refers to a wine designed for a mass palate, which generally means that it […]

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Applegate Valley Provides Oregon Winegrowers A Quiet Place to Experiment

GRANTS PASS, Oregon – The Applegate Valley in southern Oregon has a lot going on as a region to make great wines. Panoramic natural beauty, however, is not one of them. Unlike the Columbia River Gorge, an area of ​​Oregon with the potential for great wine and far more breathtaking scenery in all directions, Applegate’s […]

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Three wine-related invoices await Newsom’s signature

The California legislature passed three bills this session that would benefit the state’s wine industry and are about to be signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The measures are supported by the Wine Institute, the state’s main trading group for the industry. The invoices include the SB 19, sponsored by State Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, which […]

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Napa’s Lewis Cellars acquired by a company that also owns the Landmark vineyards of Kenwood

The company that owns Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood purchased Lewis Cellars from Napa to expand its premium wine portfolio. Justin Vineyards & Winery of Paso Robles announced on Wednesday that it has purchased Lewis Cellars from founder Randy Lewis, who for nearly 30 years has won awards for his luxury cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah and […]

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Anyone want a yogurt store? Drought Vineyards, BottleRock Bites, Kylo the Kitten

The only restaurants mentioned in the Sonoma Valley were The Depot Hotel, the new Sausage Emporium, Juanita Juanita, and the Fig Café in Glen Ellen. Apparently “only the locals know” that Fig Café & Wine Bar closed three months ago. Instead, fans line up at Girl & the Fig in downtown Sonoma. Welcome party for […]

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Beaulieu Vineyard Unique Bottles, 27 Liters Private Reserve Georges de Latour

Advertising FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen to present 80e Anniversary vintage of Napa Valley’s ‘cult original cabernet’ RUTHERFORD, CA, (September 2, 2021) – The legendary Beaulieu vineyard winemaker André Tchelistcheff was certainly on to something in 1938 when he insisted that the de Latour family bottle their “private reserve” wine as their flagship offering. […]

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Vineyards can still thrive in times of water scarcity • Earth.com

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in plant sciences discovered that vineyards can use half the irrigation water normally used by grape crops without compromising crop yields or quality (measured in terms of flavor, color and sugar content). The research, led by Professor Kaan Kurtural of the UC Davis, highlights how the effects […]

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Gleason Family Vineyards Santa Ynez Valley hotel brand portfolio officially announces Max Marshak as oenologist and Kat Neenan as assistant oenologist

Advertising The seasoned Santa Barbara County winemaking team now produces all “Roblar Winery and Vineyards”, “Refugio Ranch Vineyards” and exclusive “Gleason Family Vineyards” wines. September 2, 2021 – Santa Ynez, California – The Gleason Family Vineyards Santa Ynez Valley brand portfolio (Roblar vineyard and vineyards, Refugio Ranch Vineyards, Royal Oaks Wines) officially announced the new […]