Minutes ago, Sommelier Journal announced that it has "suspended publication." Perhaps the magazine is not completely dead as David Vogels, former editor and publisher of Sommelier Journal, said in the letter sent to its contributors (which includes yours truly), that his team is "currently negotiating with a group that hopes to purchase the title and resume publishing the magazine at some point within the next year."
The warehouse where Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services plans to open shop in Healdsburg stretched vast and empty this week as co-owners Bruce Lundquist and Rebecca Faust considered how they would lay out the space.
As someone who is solidly a part of the generation of women who watched "Sex and the City" a good 15 years before entering their 30s -- and as someone who aspired to be one of those fabulous New York ladies who had deep conversations with her girlfriends over drinks -- I've always seen wine as primarily a means for connection and relaxation.
Yao Family Wines, the Napa Valley winery founded by former NBA star Yao Ming, has announced the release of its inaugural vintage of Napa Crest 2010 Napa Valley Red Wine with a suggested retail price of $48..