…when I interviewed her for my second book, New I asked her how of : Conversations with Heimoff. had become so famous, so fast, when she was its winemaker. "There's what I think of as the magic factor," she explained. " You can't quantify it exactly, but it happened with Screaming Eagle. It was something that none of us could have predicted. I loved that wine out of the shoot, I thought, ‘Gosh, this …
It is odd, when you think about it, that California- the most experimental and forward-looking of American states, a place where innovation has ruled for more than a century-should have been so slow to adapt to a grape so well known and respected in Old Europe. But so it has been. I have tasted and reviewed close to 100,000 California wines during my career, and yet a little more than one hundred of them have been Tempranillo. There were a mere 957 acres of it, bearing and non-bearing, …
J concluded its 2010 wine harvest last Friday, and not a moment too soon. Early fall rains drenched most of & Winery over the weekend, bringing an end to a most unusual grape-growing season., (October 25, 2010) —
"We beat the rains," said J Winemaker George Bursick . "The irony is that for all the anguish about a late season, we managed to end four days earlier than last year."
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As a stunning display just how behind I am on everything, my take on the upstart, bootstrapping wineries of . California's was recently published over at
Yeah, that's the one I talked about back in January when we featured the recent releases of Ventura's Four (and that was written about six months after my visit). Whatever, look, I'm kind of busy lately, alright? Winery
Residents of Italy's Vatican City consume more wine than any other country in the world. According to statistics released by California's Wine Institute, residents drink 74 liters of wine per person a year, which is double the per-capita consumption of Italy as a whole. A standard bottle of wine is 0.75 liters.
The highly stylized plates at El Sacromonte are reminiscent of California cuisine at its self-satisfied peak. The sauces are eclectic and often fantastic, but the baby vegetables, radish flowers, shards of beet-dyed...
HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA— (August 25, 2010) — With the arrival of warmer weather along Sonoma County's coastal hills and valleys, the 2010 grape harvest at J Vineyards & Winery kicked into high gear. Harvest crews were busy picking Pinot Noir grapes from J's " Nicole's" and " Robert Thomas" Russian River Valley estate vineyards throughout the early morning hours, arriving just in time for a short "Blessing of the Grapes" ceremony …
Japan's $ 4 - of inexpensive , of - WSJ - 06.16.10 - Mariko Sanchanta - red & white - imported to from to satisfy market demand for "cheap" -writes -
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Last year a decision to allow the importation of table grapes from California was approved by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry ( DAFF). While the level of risk was previously deemed unacceptable, additional practises in sorting and packing at source were considered sufficient to mitigate against the risk of pest and disease transference, in particular with regard to phopmopsis viticola, a fungal disease of grape vines present in Australia, excluding WA.