This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. See California - a new page? for my tasting notes on all these wines. Something game-changing happened for...
See also How new is the new California? Far too few British wine merchants take much interest in California. Many of them lost interest when exchange rates moved in the wrong direction and...
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A foretaste of the excellent 2012 vintage fittingly concluded the week of themed tastings that comprised the California Wine Summit. The...
See California Wine Summit – a guide . This was the penultimate tasting of the Summit, kindly hosted by Silver Oak (left) in their commodious tasting room in the Napa Valley...
Here are the tasting notes to accompany today's Happy Thanksgiving article. All these wines were served at a dinner in London recently. Below is the full, typically detailed label on the...
See California Wine Summit – a guide . Patrick Comiskey of Wine & Spirits magazine selected and introduced this California Summit tasting of blended wines, along with several of...
See California Wine Summit - a guide . Spanning 500 miles (805 km) and 18 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), from Anderson Valley in the north to Santa Ynez in the south, Pinot Noir...
See California Wine Summit - a guide .
Call me a Luddite but I couldn't agree more with Jerry Seps, who described himself as owner, CEO and tractor driver of Storybook Mountain, that the...
See California Wine Summit - a guide . Our one and only sortie into the vineyards during the California Wine Summit was here in the Russian River Valley at Gallo's MacMurray Ranch (pictured...
See California Wine Summit - a guide . This must have been the toughest tasting of all during the California Wine Summit - not for the tasters but for Linda Murphy, Purple Pages contributor...
Wine press trips would like to be all things to all men and women. Wines of California tried something slightly different this October. Instead of attempting to take us up close and personal with...
I'm just back from a week's immersion in California wines thanks to the 'Wine Summit' organised by the California Wine Institute for around 20 international journalists and buyers. The focus was...
The Tobacco and Trade Bureau, the latest incarnation of bureaucracy responsible for the US system of American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), is not particularly known for getting things right. That...
Most California winemakers are far too busy tending their bubbling tanks and barrels to hold press conferences at this time of year, but trust me when I say those press conferences are going to...
Workdays start before dawn this week across Northern California, as this year's harvest gets underway with a massive sigh of relief shared by most vintners on America's west coast. After two years...
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