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    Daily Wine News: #NapaEarthquake

    …A facility where the Matthiassons stored wine. (Courtesy: Matthiasson Wine.) The big wine news this weekend was the Sunday morning earthquake in American Canyon, just south of Napa. Check out reports from W. Blake Gray, Jon Bonné, Tom Wark, and S. Irene Virbila. The Washington Post has more, including photos from social media. NBC’s Nightly News…

    8 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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    Big Wine and crowdsourcing

    …Columbia Crest is owned by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, part of a one-half billion dollar company. La Crema is part of Jackson Family Wines, also a one-half billion dollar company. So why is each using a form of crowdsourcing, letting its customers make key winemaking decisions for one of its wines? Because it’s not enough to make piles of money…

    4 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

    A strong earthquake rocks Northern California’s scenic Napa wine country

    …Wineries in Napa Valley are inspecting damage to vineyards and wine cellars After a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit northern California early this morning, wineries in Napa Valley are inspecting damage to vineyards and wine cellars. The magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck around 3:20 a.m. and for some residents, the temblor revived memories of the last…

    5 readers - By Uncorked Monthly

    Earthquake Rattles Napa Harvest

    …This morning shortly after 3:00 AM Pacific Time, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California since the devastating 1989 Loma Prieta quake struck in American Canyon, just south of Napa. Latest measurements are somewhere between 6.0 and 6.1 on the Richter scale. "All our 2013 red barrels are on the ground, don't know how much wine is lost…

    20 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    NIMBY Versus Vineyard in Malibu

    …Welcome to America's newest wine appellation, the Malibu coast. Just don't plant anything, especially not grapes. Only a matter of weeks after its approval by the federal government, the country's newest AVA may be the subject of local legislation that will not only prevent further vineyard planting in the area, but may also force some vineyards…

    4 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    Dishing with Jameson Fink at Grape Collective

    … and Senior Editor Dorothy J. Gaiter, Senior Editor Meg Houston Maker, and a host of Contributing writers including CBS News Radio’s Wine Wise Guy and author Anthony Giglio. Noting Grape Collective interviews with some of our own favorite bloggers, we agreed. Part of Fink’s focus was the annual Wine Bloggers’ Conference. Since we have been pretty vocal about…

    3 readers - By Another Wine Blog

    Daily Wine News: Muddy Pumas

    … the best Blaufränkisch on the planet.” “Since the recall, sales are as strong as ever, Lambrecht said. Why? You only have to look at the cellar of just about any wine lover, who inevitably harbors dozens of bottles he or she is afraid to open.” In the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Gil Kulers chats with Greg Lambrecht, Coravin’s inventor. “Eyrie Pinots…

    5 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    More on Nakedwines.com – Interview with COO Benoit Vialle

    …A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article on Wine Values & Bargains about Nakedwines.com and its possibilities as an online wine shop for finding good wine deals. If you missed that article you should go back and read it so you know how NakedWines.com works. Nakedwines.com might be something you want to consider joining. I was interested…

    By Wine Values and Bargains

    Daily Wine News: Down the Drain

    … that the wine industry perceives him as a past-tense contributor, a caricature not unlike his wacky Ralph Steadman labels, when the truth is, he has big plans — huge, groundbreaking plans — and believes he is now making the best wines of his career.” In the San Jose Mercury News, Jessica Yadegaran spends time with Randall Grahm. “I feel Chardonnay…

    7 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Daily Wine News: Hot Restaurant

    … Wakawaka remembers Rapuzzi as the rescuer of Schioppettino. Due to “harsh winter weather conditions,” New York wineries will be allowed to “purchase grapes grown outside of New York State” this year. Watch out for trucks in the Finger Lakes. On Long Island, the wine is getting better and better. In Wine Spectator, Matt Kramer praises the “wines you…

    1 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Daily Wine News: Uncork to Impress

    … — but it boasts a longer-than-average hangtime. Jason Haas explains. Silicon Valley Bank’s Rob McMillan explains why “wholesalers benefit when consumers walk into tasting rooms and gain first hand experience with a wine.” “For Slow Food fundamentalists, there’s something paradoxical about importing massive, fragile stoneware — expensively…

    By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Winebits 347: Ordering wine, Big Wine, Treasury wine

    …, dating to the 1970s. • Bring on the bidders: Regular visitors here know that the Wine Curmudgeon is trying to finance his retirement to Burgundy by buying low on ailing Treasury Wine Estates and pockting zillions after the company is taken private. The good news is that it looks like a third private equity group wants to bid for Treasury. The bad news…

    By The Wine Curmudgeon

    Daily Wine News: Not Simple

    …. In the Financial Times, Andrew Jefford takes issue with the argument that “a wine ‘needs’ prominent acidity in order to age well.” In Palate Press, Simon Woolf finds some outstanding value in St. Chinian. “Esterer’s winery is essentially a backwoods cabin where he offers guests a tasting at a rough-hewn table that promotes conversation more than sales…

    1 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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    Trading wine at Robert Mondavi winery and strange request at Domain Chandon

    …This is a rewrite of a fun wine country adventure I had with my wine friend Mike Beltran at the Robert Mondavi Winery in St. Helena and at Domaine Chandon in Yountville. I found this in my archives and I feel it is very worthy of a post on the new WCG Blog. My friend Mike Beltran and I headed off on an early Friday morning to the wine country…

    3 readers - By Wine Country Getaways

    Daily Wine News: Secret Lists

    …“Without enough natural wine to satisfy rising demand, and 30 million tourists passing through the city each year, Paris’s wine destinations are increasingly unabashed about discouraging cherry pickers, a development which, counterintuitively, makes many of these restaurants unlikely places to enjoy the most famous natural wines.” Looking…

    6 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
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