Tag Archives: Culinary Institute of America

• Hey California…the quality of your Pinot has “skyrocketed”

Hey California…the quality of your Pinot has “skyrocketed”

The quality of Californian Pinot Noir has improved more than any other grape in the state over the last decade, according to Karen MacNeil. The comment was made during a Pinot Noir tasting at last month’s California Wine Summit, where attendees tried 18 Pinots , selected by a group of professionals led by MacNeil, who […]

• Napa auction nets more than $3m, 31% increase over last year

Napa auction nets more than $3m, 31% increase over last year

Napa Valley’s Premiere Auction has netted a record amount, with a 31% increase on last year’s total. The fast-paced bidding brought in a million dollars an hour at the Napa Valley Premiere Auction event held on Saturday, 25 February, at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California. Over the course of […]

• Congrats! Another Mondavi Enters Vintners Hall of Fame

Congrats! Another Mondavi Enters Vintners Hall of Fame

The Vintners Hall of Fame in St. Helena will induct Peter Mondavi Senior tonight after eight decades of making fine wine. Peter is far less famous than his late brother Robert, who was as good at self-promotion as he was at making great wine. Peter keeps, in his own words, “plugging along” at 97, as […]

• Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival: March 25-27

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival: March 25-27

Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert to Feature More Than 100 Internationally Acclaimed Premium Wines From More Than 50 Wineries. The second annual Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert (March 25-27, 2011), which takes place under the Big White Tent during Fashion Week, will feature more than 100 world-class wines for one of the most […]

• Culinary Institute Announces 2011 Vinters Hall of Fame Inductees

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) today announced that its 2011 Vintners Hall of Fame inductees will be Ravenswood founder Joel Peterson, UC Davis Professor of Enology, Emeritus Vernon Singleton, and Bob Trinchero, owner of Sutter Home Winery and Trinchero Napa Valley. Chalone Vineyards winemaker, Richard Graff, and August Sebastiani the father of the eponymous […]