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Tag Archives: Kendall-Jackson

• Wine Waste Finds Sweet Afterlife In Baked Goods

Wine Waste Finds Sweet Afterlife In Baked Goods

When winemakers crush the juice from grapes, what’s left is a goopy pile of seeds, stems and skins called pomace. Until several years ago, these remains were more than likely destined for the dump. “The pomace pile was one of the largest problems that the wine industry had with sustainability,” says Paul Novak, general manager […]

• With Jess Jackson gone, what’s next for winery?

With Jess Jackson gone, what’s next for winery?

Although Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson, had announced his retirement from his billion-dollar wine enterprise years before he died Thursday at 81, he was still calling the shots. And he was still adding to the business. The Santa Rosa company was his to run. Whether it was introducing a wine to the market, acquiring a […]

• What the Obamas are drinking this holiday season

What the Obamas are drinking this holiday season

What wines are they pouring at the White House this holiday season? I asked First Lady Michelle Obama’s press secretary, Katie McCormick Lelyveld. Ms. McCormick Lelyveld demurred to describe what the Obamas would be drinking during private dinners (more Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay, a reputed Presidential favorite?) but she did offer a few details […]

• Good idea: Breathalyzers make appearance at wine tasting event

Good idea: Breathalyzers make appearance at wine tasting event

As usual, the annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival next month will boast more than 100 varieties of tomatoes, a wide selection of wine, and a bevy of nationally known chefs competing “smack-down” style for top honors. But perhaps the most notable attraction will be a tent featuring gadgets more typically associated with a good time […]