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05/23/16

2015 was a banner year for Napa County land values, with the price of a prime acre of Napa Valley vineyard rising 14.8 percent, according to a report by the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers

05/23/16

winning unanimous Planning Commission approval in a mere 40 minutes took lots of behind-the-scenes preparation. The Mahoneys submitted their permit application to the county two years ago

05/23/16

Founders of the influential California winemakers' group end the organization on a high note.

05/23/16

will feature four of the world's leading wine experts: Karen MacNeil, author of "The Wine Bible"; Sarah Jane Evans MW, chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine; Debra Meiburg MW, Asian wine market expert and founding director of Meiburg Wine Media; and Decanter magazine Publishing Director Sarah Kemp

05/23/16

Silver Oak's winery has sold out of its 2011 vintage and will be releasing its 2012 line this August.

05/23/16

The new six-hour Quattro Vino tour will make stops at the Robert Mondavi winery in Oakville, and the Charles Krug, Merryvale, and V. Sattui wineries in St. Helena.

05/23/16

Madrigal Family Winery Tasting Salon & Gallery in Sausalito will host "Homage to China", the 7th in its Art and Wine series, featuring an installation celebrating Chinese inspired art featuring the work of Ning Mercer, Denise Hazleton, and Chinese Antiques loaned by Studiolo Boutique and Legend Gallery in Marin County.

05/23/16

"Taste of Mendocino", an exclusive showcase of Mendocino wine and handcrafted food items, is coming to San Francisco on Saturday June 25th, at Fort Mason's beautiful Gallery 308, from 1pm-5pm.

05/23/16

Alpha Omega Reserve Chardonnay 2013 from Napa Valley won a coveted Best of Show platinum medal at the International Chardonnay Symposium 2016 held May 12-14, 2016 in the Edna Valley.

05/23/16

9-course Sake Pairing Menu complements traditional summer Chinese specialties, priced HK$1, 180

05/23/16

When it's time, Knoxville customers will have the wine, said officials with several stores chains getting ready for a July 1 date allowing wine sales in Tennessee grocery stores

05/23/16

As our region becomes ever more identified with wines and wineries, a growing number of people who would never been interested grapes have learned to enjoy this amazing beverage of culture, heritage, history and fine cuisine.

05/23/16

Seventy-three winemakers poured for thousands of attendees in City Park

05/23/16

Growing 1,200-case producer offers custom crush services to smaller state operations

05/23/16

Most seasoned wine drinkers know if they prefer domestic or imported, sweet or dry wines, whites or reds, or wines fermented in oak or stainless steel

05/23/16

... an idea that has been attempted in the States since at least the 1980s, when soda companies tried their hand in the wine game, is back.

05/23/16

The latest artist to adorn the Super Tuscan's labels took a practical approach to his research.

05/23/16

Andrew Jefford delves back three decades to find out if Châteauneuf du Pape both needs and merits age

05/23/16

Sonoma County last month reached a milestone rarely met here in the past 13 years, an unemployment rate below 4 percent

05/23/16

A case of 12 bottles of 1988 vintage Romanée-Conti, which goes on sale at an auction in Geneva this Sunday, is estimated to be worth around £140,000

05/23/16

Six vintage bottles from the mythical Romanée Conti Domain have been withdrawn from an auction in Geneva

05/23/16

Britain has passed another milestone on the path to a cashless society, with 2015 the first year that cash was used for fewer than half of all payments by consumers.

05/23/16

... covered an amazing 2013 Inkblot Michael David Winery Cabernet Franc from Lodi ($40), which we bought and lugged around for several hours before returning to our hotel

05/23/16

Portugal's Douro region is famous for its port, but also produces fine, good-value reds and top nosh. Perfect, then, for thirsty foodies like our writeR

05/23/16

In many cities producing a Top 100 restaurant guide wouldn't be a difficult proposition. In San Francisco and the Bay Area we have so many options that when it comes time to whittle down the list it's like having to announce your favorite child.

05/23/16

"You would have to drink 2,500 glasses of wine a day for 70 years to reach the EPA's level of concern," said Gladys Horiuchi, spokeswoman for The Wine Institute of San Francisco, an advocacy group for about 1,000 winemakers and related businesses. "We are talking about minuscule, trace amounts."

05/23/16

Bayer of Germany said on Monday that it had offered $62 billion in cash to acquire Monsanto in a deal that would combine two of the world's biggest companies in the businesses of crop seeds and pesticides

05/23/16

Napa Valley's Opus One tells SND that while Napa County has approved a doubling of its production permit to 250,000 gallons (105,000 cases) annually, the winery has no plans to markedly expand the volume of its namesake luxury red blend

05/23/16

The W2O Group has produced a report in conjunction with TMRW Engine The Five Tribes of Online Wine Buyers report that for the first time shows that there are five defined tribes of wine buyers and that social media does contribute to the the lifetime value of a customers