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A Grower Of Wine

Tony Soter helped set the course for Napa Cabernet before Championing Pinot Noir in California and ultimately Oregon

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Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

MARE ISLAND A RICH PAST ...

Despite its name, Mare Island is no longer an D island, and there aren't any horses. Rather, it's a 3.5 miles-long peninsula (attached to the mainland by fill from dredging), situated where the Napa River meets the San Pablo Bay, 23 miles north of San Francisco. It's connected to the city of Vallejo by Highway 37 and a causeway.

6 mins read
Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

PHINNEY and FRIENDS

Dave Phinney has plenty of interests beyond wine. He expresses them through a multitude of business ventures united by his creative drive. With a lot of the projects, he explains, "there's either a personal connection to me, or somebody does work that I admire.”

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Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

Russian Oligarch Forced to Liquidate Stake in French Wineries

Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, the EU imposed sanctions on Russian businessman Dmitry Pumpyansky and his family, paving the way for the French government to freeze the oligarch’s assets, including Domaine Prieuré St.-Jean de Bébian in Languedoc and Domaine Ganevat in Jura.

1 min read
Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

In the PHINNEY SPIRIT

Savage & Cooke Distillery brings new life to Mare Island as a craft beverage destination

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

Brunello's best producers combated the hot, dry summer of 2017 with careful work in both vineyards and cellars

6 mins read
Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

Cabernet Country

Washington’s top red variety shines in recent vintages

4 mins read
Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

Cult Cabernet Crime

The two Englishmen began showing up at investor conferences in 2015, armed with an enticing proposition. Investors could, via a London-based brokerage, Bordeaux Cellars, lend money to wealthy borrowers who needed fast loans, no questions asked. The loans would carry a 16% interest rate. The lenders would receive 12%, paid quarterly.

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

GLOBAL SPARKLERS GUIDE

10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD OF BUBBLY WINE

10+ mins read
Wine Spectator
June 30, 2022

Alsatian Spring Picnic

Four make-ahead dishes from chef Gabriel Kreuther

10+ mins read
Wine Spectator
May 31, 2022

A Cup for Mind and Body

Your daily pick-me-up may offer unexpected health benefits

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
May 31, 2022

The Wine World, On Balance

Historic producers, new faces, limited bottlings, widely available options: All contribute to the ongoing dialogue on wine.

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
May 31, 2022

Wine in Primetime

Promised Land, Kings of Napa, and Grand Crew make their TV debuts

2 mins read
Wine Spectator
May 31, 2022

Sauvignon Blanc, California Style

New techniques in the vineyard yield a broader spectrum of flavors

5 mins read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

Who Will Pick America's Wine Grapes?

When harvest came last fall, many Napa and Sonoma vintners weren’t sure who was going to pick the grapes. America’s labor crunch is being felt across California’s $43.6 billion wine industry. Fires and other weather challenges have shrunk grape-picking windows and pandemic travel restrictions have kept away seasonal workers from Latin America. But all these challenges have merely exacerbated a chronic labor problem that has been worsening for more than a decade: Workers are leaving the wine industry for good.

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

Wine To Go Could Come Back to New York State Permanently

Merlot to go could be back on the menu in New York state this year, giving an added revenue source to restaurants during hard times but worries to store owners concerned about competition. During her January State of the State address, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her support for the permanent legalization of alcohol to go, which would allow beverages such as wine and cocktails to be sold for pick-up and delivery.

2 mins read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

Charles Smith Revisited

Washington vintner Charles Smith has a big and distinctive personality. And if you taste through his portfolio as I do every year—labels such as K Vintners, Substance and Sixto—the carryover to the bottle becomes obvious.

4 mins read
Wine Spectator
March 31, 2022

RED BURGUNDY REPORT IN THE HEIGHTS

THE 2019 VINTAGE IN BURGUNDY DELIVERS STUNNING PINOT NOIRS AT RECORD PRICES

7 mins read
Wine Spectator
May 31, 2022

GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN'S CROWNING GLORY

FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU HAS BEEN A SHINING LIGHT IN BURGUNDY

10+ mins read
Wine Spectator
May 31, 2022

Bordeaux Report Top Guns

Bordeaux’s elite estates shine in the inconsistent 2019 vintage

10+ mins read
Wine Spectator
March 31, 2022

The New Face of Succession

Powerful women hold the reins at some of the world’s iconic wine estates

10+ mins read
Wine Spectator
March 31, 2022

Coffee College

University of California, Davis, is known as one of the preeminent schools for enology in the country. For nearly a decade, it’s applied a similar rigor to coffee. Currently, a new 6,000-square-foot coffee center is being built, with support from Peet’s Coffee and others.

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
March 31, 2022

A Winemaker's Cup of Tea

Annie Favia of Favia Erickson Winegrowers grew up devotedly trailing her mother in the family garden, exploring and smell-ing her favorite plants.

2 mins read
Wine Spectator
March 31, 2022

Wines With Real Bouquet

The first time Aaliyah Nitoto tried her hand at winemaking, she was a little girl. Her mother was entertaining guests, and Aaliyah wanted to get involved with grown-ups enjoying wine. She mixed grape juice with Tabasco sauce and tried to share her concoction. No one was impressed.

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
March 31, 2022

PIEDMONT REPORT: FORTUNE FAVORS BAROLO

Despite early season setbacks, the 2017 vintage delivers fresh, complex reds from top estates

10 mins read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

NBA's Chris Paul Goes Pink With La Fête Rosé

NBA star Chris Paul is taking his first shot at the wine busi-ness. The Phoenix Suns point guard and 11-time All-Star has joined La Fête Wine Company founder Donae Burston and his expanding wine brand as an equity partner. The size of Paul’s stake in the company was not disclosed.

2 mins read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

MARYANN WOROBIEC: Silver Lining Playbook

Alexandra Schrecengost has combined passion and purpose to found two inclusive virtual companies since 2020.

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

MITCH FRANK: It's Time for Wine to Wake Up

My challenge to wine companies: Listen to younger consumers and offer them affordable, quality wines.

3 mins read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

Kevin O'Leary

The investor and controversial Shark Tank star partners in a wine venture

4 mins read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

Katy Perry and Distiller Morgan McLachlan Launch Nonalcoholic Aperitifs

Pop star Katy Perry is officially getting into the drinks business, but not with wine … or alcohol. The “California Gurl” launched a line of sparkling non-alcoholic aperitifs in January. The brand follows in the growing beverage trends of alcohol-free and lower-alcohol “better for you” wines.

1 min read
Wine Spectator
April 30, 2022

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