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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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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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Wine lovers invited to join a new collective

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) invites wine lovers around the world to join Collective Napa Valley – the organization’s newest initiative that brings people together to enjoy Napa Valley wines while raising funds for the good of its community . “This is a great moment for our region. As a leader in the wine world and […]

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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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The ultimate homes for wine lovers

Dreamy for any oenophile, a home that promises ample storage alongside a myriad of wine-centric details is a 12-acre resort in the small town of Kenwood, in the wine country of Northern California. “There are places to store and enjoy sprinkled wine throughout the property,” said Nina Hatvany, a San Francisco-based real estate agent with […]

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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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How Dwyane Wade and UC Davis are working for more diversity in the wine world

With 18 million Instagram followers, Dwyane Wade is expected to be a powerful force in helping UC Davis increase the diversity of its students pursuing careers in wine. The three-time NBA champion and 13-time NBA All-Star was recently selected to become a member of the university’s board of directors for the department of viticulture and […]

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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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Japanese whiskey brand Fuji Whiskey debuts in the United States

New York, New York State – Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners (“DVWP”) announces the US debut of FUJI Whiskey, the acclaimed and remarkable grain, and blended whiskeys from Japan. Launched in the United States for the first time in the brand’s history, FUJI Single Grain Whiskey ($ 94.99) is now available in select locations nationwide […]

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Napa Valley Wineries Use On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems to Irrigate Vineyards | Local News

Eventually, the (clearer) water arrives in an aeration tank with biochips that look like tiny plastic hoops. The biochips then attract and increase the volume of microorganisms in the tank, which then consume unwanted organic material in the water before being clarified and disinfected. Ballentine Vineyards is one of the Napa Valley wineries that has […]

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Calistoga’s Picayune Cellars Celebrate 10 Years of Wine Production | Lifestyles

Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf hosted a Picayune Cellars 10th anniversary party that included a lobster dinner, wine, friends and family including her husband Aron Weinkauf, left, and brother Craig Weinkauf. Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf of Caves Picayune de Calistoga celebrated a 10th anniversary Oc. 2. Claire Ducrocq Weinkauf said she feels a deep personal connection to her […]

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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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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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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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Napa County Agricultural Office recognizes National Farm Health and Safety Week

Advertising Message from CEO Ryan Klobas September 20 – Napa, California—The Napa County Agricultural Office is proud to celebrate and recognize National Farm Health and Safety Week 2021 (September 19-25) in Napa County. This annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council has been proclaimed as such by every sitting US president since Franklin D. […]

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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 […]