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    Three top-drawer Californians

    Compared with our American counterparts, we Europeans get all too few chances to taste fine California wines. Fortunately we have Alder Yarrow and…

    25 Jul 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    ​Petaluma Gap – a windy AVA on hold

    Sonoma’s proposed Petaluma Gap AVA – known for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah – is all but approved but, due to slow-downs under the Trump…

    25 Jul 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    Massican - Italian-inspired Napa whites

    In 2009 Dan Petroski launched the entirely white-wine-focused brand Massican, sourcing fruit from iconic Napa Valley vineyards. In 2012, fruit from…

    19 Jun 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    Gallo march back into Napa

    18 May The story below is likely to have important ramifications for the US wine business, so we thought we would publish it free today as part of our…

    18 May 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    The politics of Zin

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also Celebrating Tribidrag in Croatia. Could the name of a wine grape possibly be…

    13 May 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Celebrating Tribidrag in Croatia

    See also The politics of Zin.A recent wine event in Croatia was dedicated to a single grape variety, but it became increasingly difficult to know what…

    12 May 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Acumen - the importance of the human factor

    The exceptionally heavy and much-appreciated rains seen in California this winter have people through the region feeling as though California’s recent…

    10 Apr 2017 Elaine Chukan Brown
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    WWC 51 - Sophie Thorpe

    The 51st publication in our series of entries into our wine writing competition comes from one of our youngest entrants. Just in case the name Sophie…

    4 Apr 2017 Guest contributor
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    How I cleared my attic

    This article has been syndicated. As you read this, be aware that, wherever I am in the world (just back from my first-ever wine trip to India if all…

    27 Mar 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alder on America

    The Silicon Valley effect on wine

    Less than 100 miles separates Napa Valley from Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, a sprawling, leafy campus that is as good a candidate as any…

    21 Mar 2017 Alder Yarrow
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    Why I still love San Francisco

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. Jancis writes I apologise for far too many pictures of me recently on the site, but I…

    18 Mar 2017 Nick Lander
  • Article Wines of the week

    Scotto, Grace Bridge Pinot Noir 2012/13 California

    From $11.99, £11.95 Find this wine There's something of a fashion to find the most rare and unusual wine styles these days - the more obscure and…

    17 Mar 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    Kistler's current releases

    I have been enjoying Kistler wines for virtually as long as they have been available, soon after the enterprise was founded in 1978 by Mark Bixler and…

    24 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Winiarski underwrites Davis writers' collections

    Last week the University of California at Davis announced that Warren Winiarski (right), founder and former proprietor of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars,…

    21 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Alder on America

    Wine v Trump

    This past Saturday, 11 February, an estimated four thousand people gathered on Ocean Beach in San Francisco to offer a message to the world, spelled…

    15 Feb 2017 Alder Yarrow