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Tag Archives: Petit Verdot

• We love this guy so he’s excused for launching another celebrity wine

We love this guy so he’s excused for launching another celebrity wine

Graham Norton, of English chat show fame…and well-deserved, we might add…launched his very own SauviGNon blanc and it has flown off the shelves in the UK and Ireland. It is said that Graham spent a whole day tasting a few samples from six different vineyards in the Marlborough region and came up with his very […]

• Screaming Eagle’s sister winery, Jonata, soars skywards

Screaming Eagle’s sister winery, Jonata, soars skywards

The odds might have been stacked against Screaming Eagle’s sister winery Jonata in the beginning, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of California’s top producers. In his own words, Jonata winemaker Matt Dees is “obsessed with dirt.” As a young boy growing up in Kansas, he was more interested in closely examining plants […]

• Rupert Murdoch buys vineyard in LA. What’s next? The LA Times?

Rupert Murdoch buys vineyard in LA. What’s next? The LA Times?

Rupert Murdoch, the founder and CEO of News Corporation is moving into the wine business, after purchasing a vineyard in Los Angeles. Murdoch, who Forbes magazine claims is worth US$11.2 billion, has bought the 16-acre Moraga Vineyards estate, which is located in the hills above Bel Air. Although the purchase price has not been revealed […]

• Silver Heights…New Artisanal Chinese Boutique “Micro-Winery”

Silver Heights…New Artisanal Chinese Boutique “Micro-Winery”

Young Company Has Current Annual Capacity Of 10,000 Bottles. Recently referred to as “a hard-working woman who knows how to make wine” by the Chinese writer and critic Chantal Chi, Silver Heights proprietor Emma Gao (高源) is one of a small but dedicated group of winemakers creating artisanal Chinese wine that goes against the country’s reputation for […]

• Wine is wine, but watch what you call Burgundy

Wine is wine, but watch what you call Burgundy

There are places and there are grapes, and those are the two ways wines are identified. It can make things confusing, but wine is wine no matter where it’s from or how it’s named. In the simplest breakdown, European countries name wines for the place they come from. The rest of the wine-producing world – […]

• When a gold medal for wine doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best

When a gold medal for wine doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best

The Virginia Wine Association last month awarded the 2011 Governor’s Cup for red wines to FoxMeadow Winery of Linden for its 2008 Le Renard Rouge, a 50-50 blend of cabernet franc and merlot. Does that mean Le Renard Rouge is the best red wine produced in Virginia? No. Of the state’s 190-plus wineries, only 60 […]

• Buy this wine & be philanthropic at the same time

Buy this wine & be philanthropic at the same time

Looking to blend your philanthropy with your enology? ‘Tis the season. A limited-production wine is almost always a personal endeavor, but for the Bump family their recently released Darms Lane Linda’s Hillside Vineyard cabernet sauvignon is truly a labor of love. The wine is named in honor of Darms Lane vineyard co-owner Linda Bump, who […]