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An Auspicious Era, Mark Beringer on 140 Years

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 05.20.2016 | Taste
Kelly Mitchell

140 years ago, a man named Jacob Beringer left Germany, on a ship to America, landed in New York and found his way to Northern California and Napa Valley. He was an apprentice and a cellar master in Berlin.

A French Domain in Anderson Valley

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 04.13.2016 | Taste
Kelly Mitchell

It's a cool, cloudy afternoon in Napa. I am heading up to Anderson Valley by way of Boonville, for a quick overnight in the Boonville Hotel and to talk further to the winemaker at Domaine Anderson, Jerry Murray.

Going Against the Flow: Jesse Katz, Expert Winemaker

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.12.2016 | Taste
Charu Sharma

As the head winemaker for Lancaster Estate, Jesse Katz grew the Roth brand over 800% and the Lancaster and Roth wines received the highest ratings in ...

Tanya's Red-Blend Wine Picks Under $25

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 08.25.2016 | Taste
Tanya Young Williams

Summer is almost over and it's time for me to replace my refreshing whites with soothing reds; particularly, red-blends.

Santa Ynez Valley -- It's Happening

David Dixon | Posted 02.26.2013 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

Something exciting is happening in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beyond its rustic beauty, exceptional climate for growing fruit, steadily improving wines, and somewhat superlative location, it now appears to be poised on the launch pad of cultural relevance.

The Wine Merchant Who Brought Us Terroir

Zester Daily | Posted 02.12.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Forty years ago, Kermit Lynch abandoned the handmade purse industry and opened a wine shop in Berkeley, Calif., and in doing so, became one of the great innovators of the field.

Does Sting Have What It Takes To Be A Winemaker?

Zester Daily | Posted 10.28.2012 | Taste
Zester Daily

Dozens of celebrities have become vintners in the past decade or so, but only a handful are making wines as interesting as the three reds from rocker Sting and his wife Trudie Styler.

California Wine Gets More Diverse: The Balance Movement

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.29.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

I'm very wary of dogmatism in wine, as I am in life in general. What is wonderful is that the world of wine in California gets more diverse, with more and better choices for every palate.

Diary Of A Start-Up Winemaker: Still Fighting Prohibition In 2011

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home

With a vineyard planted in the "unproven" wilds of wheat country outside The Dalles, Ore., Scott Elder and Stephanie LaMonica struggle to promote thei...

Living the Dream: Kutch Wines

Marie Elena Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marie Elena Martinez

Stock market got you down? Looking for a career alternative? That was native New Yorker Jamie Kutch's reality in 2005 when he packed it all in for a...

Great Wines for Beyond Earth Day

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Every day should be Earth Day. And you can add drinking certain wine to your do-gooder checklist.

"Two Buck Chuck" Creator: Winemakers Are "Bozos In A Glass"

Business 2.0 | Joel Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's a war on bluster, and Fred Franzia is losing. Sure, the CEO of Bronco Wine, the nation's fourth-largest wine company, tells me repeatedly that...