Tag Archives: Napa Valley Vintners

• Uh oh. Is a Santa Barbara-Style Casino Coming to Napa?

Uh oh. Is a Santa Barbara-Style Casino Coming to Napa?

A proposed rule change by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs could lead to new casinos in California’s wine country. How would Napa Valley look with a casino and a 12-story hotel in the middle of the now-scenic horizon? That’s the nightmare the county fears if the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs goes through with […]

• Auction Napa Valley Breaks Record Raises $18.4M. Salut!

Auction Napa Valley Breaks Record Raises $18.4M. Salut!

Auction Napa Valley 2014 broke its record for the second year in a row this weekend raising a staggering $18.4 million. Friday’s Barrel Lots brought in $1.7 million, a new record for Napa Valley’s top wines. Bidding for special wine and experience packages at Saturday’s Live Lot Celebration raised $12.65 million. At the time of […]

• Famous Auction Napa Valley! Now Buy Online Via E-Auction!

Famous Auction Napa Valley! Now Buy Online Via E-Auction!

You are cordially invited to the most extraordinary wine event the world over… Where wine lover and winemaker meet at the source of America’s legendary wines to partake in and celebrate the best Napa Valley has to offer. Insider’s access to the cool cellars and warm hospitality of renowned Napa Valley vintners. Your choice of […]

• NRA wine club presents ‘dicey’ situation for Napa wineries

NRA wine club presents ‘dicey’ situation for Napa wineries

How political is your wine palate? With debate raised this month concerning city and county investments into companies that profit from firearm and ammunition sales, is it worth asking how much wine connoisseurs care about the political stances behind their favorite labels? Most local wineries avoid public political affiliations for fear of alienating segments of […]

• Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting & Auction February 23

Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Tasting & Auction February 23

The Napa Valley Vintners has announced that over 200 wines will be showcased at the Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and auction event on February 23, 2013. Barrels of each of the wines will line the famous cask room at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone holding one-of-a-kind blends, varietals or special vineyard lots […]

• 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 […]

• U.S. Consumer Direct Wine Sales Grow 12% to $3.4 bil in 2010

U.S. consumer direct wine sales reached record levels in 2010 and continue to grow at a double-digit pace in 2011, according to the latest wine industry research reported today by VinterActive LLC. Based on their annual VinQuest™ survey of the nation’s 3500+ bonded wineries, VinterActive reports that tasting room, wine club, internet, and event sales […]

• Ian Blackburn, Cool Wine Dude

Ian Blackburn, Cool Wine Dude

By BoozeNews reporter D.R. Stewart Ian Blackburn has a cool movie job. The kind of a job a character has in a movie where they live in cool lofts, host cool parties and do the coolest things. Your jealous mind tells you “this career does not exist.” No one could have a job this effin’ […]

• Some insight into recent Napa cabernets

Some insight into recent Napa cabernets

The 2007 vintage for Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon was considered by many to be among the best ever. It garnered a 99 on the Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale. When a vintage gets that kind of glowing press, the vintages on either side of it tend to fall a bit by the wayside: 2006 and 2008 […]

• Napa vintners report 'excellent quality' for 'elegant' 2010 vintage

Napa vintners report 'excellent quality' for 'elegant' 2010 vintage

Vintners in Napa are reporting ‘excellent quality’ across the region in reds and whites – though the season wasn’t without significant challenges. Across the region volumes were low, there is good colour in the must, sugars are good but not excessive, and alcohol levels will be comparatively modest. This should mean ‘balanced, elegant wines’, as […]

• Napa Valley Vintners Becomes Wine Education Supporter

Napa Valley Vintners Becomes Wine Education Supporter

The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to announce that the Napa Valley Vintners has entered into a formal supporter agreement to contribute to its worldwide wine education activities. The trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley wine region in California has generously contributed to Institute events in North America and […]

• Napa Valley Green Movement At Top Of Its Game

Napa Valley Green Movement At Top Of Its Game

According to the latest figures released by Laurel Marcus, Napa Green program administrator, the Napa Green Certified Land Program now has 45,000 acres appellation-wide enrolled in the program, with more than 19,000 acres certified. Largely based on the principles of Fish Friendly Farming, this farming and land-use program is the industry’s most comprehensive and most […]

• India Grants Napa Vintners Important Protection

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announced today that India has granted Geographic Indication Status (GI) to the Napa Valley Appellation thereby protecting the name “Napa Valley” from mis-descriptive labeling while protecting consumers with truth in wine labeling in that country. “This is an incredible step forward in our ongoing efforts to ensure that consumers know […]

• Napa Valley Vintners announced grants totaling $6.8 million from this year’s Auction Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners announced grants totaling $6.8 million from this year’s Auction Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners announced Thursday grants totaling $6.8 million from this year’s Auction Napa Valley (ANV) will be dispersed to a range of community service groups and projects throughout Napa County. Auction Napa Valley’s emphasis for 2010 grant awards focus on three priorities: Health and Wellness; Children and Youth; and Housing. Many of the programs […]

• Napa Valley Wineries headed to Houston!

Napa Valley Wineries headed to Houston!

The Napa Valley Vintners are headed to Houston as part of a week-long pass through Texas and Oklahoma to promote Napa Valley wines. Houston is the site of the kick-off Monday, October 11, beginning with a One-Day Wine Symposium hosted by the Society of Wine Educators. The kick-off will continue with an evening wine tasting, […]