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    Silicon Valley Bank’s Earthquake Assessment Letter

    Silicon Valley Bank’s Earthquake Assessment Letter This is the full letter, unedited. Colored text has been added in some places for emphasis.

    11 readers - By Wine Industry Insight

    Politics & Wine: Malibu About Face! Timing Raises Eyebrows.

    my attorney Bernie The Malibu AVA Association won their coveted AVA status August 19, one week before the California Coastal Commission announced there would be no more planting of vines permitted in Malibu.

    8 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Wine Reviews: California Cabernet

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 7 readers - It seems Napa Valley will need a long time to recover from the recent earthquake. My heart goes out to everyone who was injured or sustained property damage. I’m saddened by all the social media images of broken library bottles, fallen wine barrels and spilled wine. But every year Napa vintners give us something to look forward to.

      Hill Wine Debacle: Napa Valley Cab: $2.93/Bottle, $5/Gal

      Wine Industry Insight - - 7 readers - Hill Wine Debacle: Napa Valley Cab: $2.93/Bottle, $5/Gal IMPORTANT NOTE: Hill Family Estate as well as William Hill Estate Winery, are not affiliated with, nor owned by the same families as The Hill Wine Company in this and previous bankruptcy articles. The Hill Wine Company Chapter 7 bankruptcy is stumbling towards complete liquidation via auction, foreclosure, eviction, and trustee asset sale.

      Daily Wine News: Another Look

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 6 readers - The view from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci, Tuscany. (Wikimedia.) “I haven’t been to Australia, but I know from professional tastings, from books and periodicals and from speaking with people in the Australian wine trade that Aussie chardonnay has undergone a stylistic evolution similar to California’s.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov takes another look at Australian chardonnay.

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      My Latest Wine Picks from the IVSA September 2014

      … and green flavours on the palate, with some jalapeno pepper taste later on. An elegant Sauvignon Blanc. Rating: Darioush Napa Valley Viognier 2013 Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino, Italy, 2011 (SPEC, $19.99) - Fiano is a white grape from Southern Italy, and Fiano di Avellino is a DOCG within the Campania region of Italy. I enjoyed the stone fruit…

      5 readers - By MyWinePal

      As Predicted...

      …As much as I love/hate to say I told you so, I did. A couple of weeks ago I (unsympathetically) forecasted one effect of the earthquake in Napa: "...a predictable flood of cutesie "Shaken, not stirred" one-off labels coming to market soon to commemorate the occasion." To wit: Matthiasson's Quake Cuvee. A $48/bottle wine made from purchased juice. To be fair, it's not all hard hat parties and self-congratulatory fund raising. There's harvest happening. Right now.…

      2 readers - By Winethropology

      Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics

      …/ September 13, 2014 / TrevR / Harvest 2014 Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics Earlier this summer we told you about St. Helena’s Cairdean Estate from proprietors Edwin and Stacia Williams. We recently caught up with Edwin to get a general update on harvest and a few specific details on the Acquaintance Vineyard located…

      4 readers - By The Cork Board

      Vinography Images: Swift Work

      …Pre-Order My Book! A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more. Follow Me On: Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Delectable Flipboard Most Recent Entries Vinography Images: Swift Work Social Media Answers the Question: Where Did Australian Wine Go Wrong Hourglass, Napa Valley: Current and Upcoming…

      5 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      Wine IRL

      …Total Wine Napa Wine Class Recently, my son let me in on a gamer acronym, ‘IRL,’ as in ‘I have to go eat dinner IRL.’ ‘But what does it stand for?’ I asked him. ‘In Real Life.’ Although it is an acronym used by gamers, I think it is profoundly a part of modern life for all of us. While technology has brought us incredible opportunities for sharing…

      3 readers - By From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love

      Hill Wine Debacle: Napa Valley Cab: $2.93/Bottle, $5/Gal

      …Hill Wine Debacle: Napa Valley Cab: $2.93/Bottle, $5/Gal IMPORTANT NOTE: Hill Family Estate as well as William Hill Estate Winery, are not affiliated with, nor owned by the same families as The Hill Wine Company in this and previous bankruptcy articles. The Hill Wine Company Chapter 7 bankruptcy is stumbling towards complete liquidation via…

      7 readers - By Wine Industry Insight

      Daily Wine News: Another Look

      … room in Amador County. In the Wall Street Journal, Jen Murphy takes part in the “inaugural Bottega Gran Fondo, a charity bike ride that Napa chef Michael Chiarello has organized to raise money for the construction of the Vine Trail, a 60-kilometer trail that will span from Vallejo to Calistoga.” Frank Morgan goes way back in time and discovers…

      6 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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      NOPA vs. Napa: A Wine Trademark Opposition

      …Recently, a Portuguese wine company, Wine Vision Lda. sought to register the mark “NOPA” in standard characters for “wines” through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Napa Valley Vintners Association (“NVVA”) filed a notice of opposition with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Napa Valley Vintners Association v. Wine Vision, Lda…

      4 readers - By On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

      2010 Ronc di Vico, Vicorosso, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy

      …. The inky colour, gob-smacking flavour intensity and staggering length remind me of top quality Pomerols, snooty Super-Tuscans and rare Napa Merlots. I am not joking when I write these lofty comparisons. In addition, this is a more perfectly balanced Merlot than any bottle I have tasted from the Southern Hemisphere. Insane as this sounds (I went back…

      7 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – $24 Yesterday. $2.93 Today

      …Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – $24 Yesterday. $2.93 Today HISTORICAL: SOURCE: Wine-Searcher.com SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 SOURCE: West Auctions About Lewis Perdue Perdue studied physics and biology in college and usually works those into his books. He received his B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell University. He has served on the faculties…

      4 readers - By Wine Industry Insight

      #NapaQuake: A harvest of recovery

      …Over two weeks have passed since a significant earthquake hit Napa and the surrounding cities, at 3:20am Sunday morning 08/24/14. Named the South Napa earthquake by USGS, the 6.0 quake hit Napa particularly hard, despite what could be considered a quake of intermediate intensity. Due to the east-west nature of the quake movement, “river valley…

      4 readers - By Vinopanion

      2009 Croze Cabernet Sauvignon

      …It’s not every day you can try a wine that was recently bottled by the wine maker and then try it again a few years later. We had the opportunity in May 2012. We hosted a barbecue with our friends in Napa at the house we rent in Napa. Chris, Heather, Dave and I provided the food and we asked our friends to bring wine to share. Gary and Suzanne…

      1 readers - By Bills Wine Wandering

      Podcast: WineMuse an Evening of Chardonnay and Chardonnay Artistry and Genius

      … #WineMuse podcast show where we explore the up and down trajectory of the world's favorite varietal, Chardonnay, through the words of great Chardonnay winemakers in Napa Valley and Washington state. This was a fun and inspirational show featuring the expertise of truly talented winemakers. I invite you to listen to our podcast as we share an evening…

      1 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine
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