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    California news roundup

    California axes tax – for now California wine producers, sellers and buyers dodged a so-called ‘nickel-a-drink’ tax when the state legislature…

    20 Feb 2009 Linda Murphy
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    US news

    Pressure on water grows It was a gloriously sunny, 72 ºF in Sonoma today, so warm that I wore shorts for most of the afternoon. But this is…

    6 Feb 2009 Linda Murphy
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    California wine tax hike

    Some Californian wine lovers are up in arms about a proposed increase in duty on wine in the state. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to…

    22 Jan 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    2006 Zinfandels to savour

    Our West Coast editor Linda Murphy (currently judging this year's Wines of Chile Awards in Santiago) draws our attention to a fine vintage for…

    15 Jan 2009 Linda Murphy
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    Gimme cheap grapes and a gun

    It’s amazing what lengths one particular wine producer has apparently gone to in order to be able once more to own a gun. Under the heading…

    14 Jan 2009 Jancis Robinson
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    Foley grabs Sebastiani

    Bill Foley is rapidly becoming a big cheese in West Coast winemaking, evidenced by his latest winery purchase, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery,…

    22 Dec 2008 Linda Murphy
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    Let it snow … in Sonoma?

    On 16 Dec, I made a familiar drive east on Highway 128 through Sonoma county’s Alexander Valley, en route to Calistoga in northern Napa Valley. As I…

    18 Dec 2008 Linda Murphy
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    California 2008: quality over quantity

    The 2008 California growing season had it all: frost, wind, drought, heat and smoke from massive wildfires. With more adversity than vintners are…

    1 Dec 2008 Linda Murphy
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    Evening Land - a name to watch

    Evening Land Vineyards is an exciting and extremely ambitious new project that spans some first class Pinot Noir sites in Oregon and California. The…

    3 Nov 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    Fetzer and Far Niente go green

    At least two California producers are doing their bit in sometimes innovative ways for the environment. Fetzer bottles go on a diet Adding to…

    22 Oct 2008 Linda Murphy
  • Article Wines of the week

    Robert Mondavi, Woodbridge Chardonnay 2006 California

    From $4.99 and £7. Find this wine Have I gone mad? Choosing a California Chardonnay made by the world’s biggest wine company that can be found…

    16 Sep 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    How to be a California wine producer

    The best known running joke in California wine country is of course: How do you make a small fortune in the wine business? Start with a large one.…

    10 Sep 2008 Victoria Daskal
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    Being a tourist in the Napa Valley

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.One of the most difficult questions for a wine writer to answer is…

    6 Sep 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    Favia Wines - worth the wait

    You may remember how I marvelled at Screaming Eagle’s vineyard manager Annie Favia in How to make a wine’s reputation when she told me that she had…

    19 Aug 2008 Jancis Robinson
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    Tangent Pinot Blanc 2006 Arroyo Grande Valley

    Find this wine Never let it be said that we are not topical here at JancisRobinson.com. This week’s wine was made by the man who was responsible…

    12 Aug 2008 Jancis Robinson