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California Wines

Bountiful Yountville: The Epic Journey Begins

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

If California wines still baffle - so many labels! -- you might want to spend a weekend in Yountville, on Route 29 in Napa Valley. A village by this city boy's standards, it's 12 blocks long and four blocks wide, perched on a bit of real estate smaller than 1200 acres.

Oscar's Wines -- a Sterling Selection! And Montblanc's UNICEF Event!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Sitting on my table are two spectacular bottles of wine, which I had received after a special lunch with winemaker Alison Crary. I had been curious about the wine being served at the exclusive Governor's Ball after the Oscar ceremony... and she had all the answers.

The Californians Who Are Shaking Up Wine's Mainstream

Zester Daily | Posted 02.22.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

A new generation of energetic California winemakers has helped bring new attention and respect to some of the old-guard producers whose reputations had been languishing.

Getting Unstuck in Lodi: Longtime Wine-Growing Region Gains Visibility

Richard Jennings | Posted 12.25.2012 | Home
Richard Jennings

Lodi has more than 100,000 acres of vines, more than twice the plantings of the entire Napa Valley. Nonetheless, the area has had a very low profile until recent years.

New Direct-to-Consumer Channel for Top European Wines: VinConnect

Richard Jennings | Posted 08.14.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

VinConnect is a mailing list to purchase wine, and get news about events, tours or tastings, directly from Borgogno, Clos de Tart and/or Pégaü. And this is just the beginning.

Sta. Rita Hills: Young Appellation Fulfills Its Promise

Richard Jennings | Posted 06.13.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Sta. Rita Hills is definitely starting to fulfill its promise as a source of characterful, balanced and terroir-driven wines, from flavorful Chardonnay and Viognier to minerally and complex Pinot Noir and Syrah.