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Tag Archives: Saint Helena

• Think pink – a bumper crop of rosé this year

Think pink – a bumper crop of rosé this year

No one in the Food & Wine office could avoid The Pile. Everyone who walked by The Pile commented on it. “Is there really that much rosé?” Yes. Yes, there is. “Are you going to taste all of that?” Quite a lot of it, in fact. “Why so much?” Why indeed, dear reader? In recent […]

• 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 […]

• Nice! Napa wine auction raises $5.8 million

Nice! Napa wine auction raises $5.8 million

Bidders at Auction Napa Valley weathered Mother Nature’s shenanigans and raised $5.8 million on Saturday, down from last year’s take of $6.9 million. A maze of tents at St. Helena’s Meadowood Resort shielded the well-heeled from the rains, the first time in the auction’s 31-year history that organizers had the obstacle of stormy weather. The […]

• 2010 a bizarro vintage in California

2010 a bizarro vintage in California

“A year of weirdness,” says Copain’s Wells Guthrie. “Wacky is probably the best way I could describe it,” adds Qupe’s Bob Lindquist. “What a roller coaster,” suggests Cathy Corison of Corison Winery in St Helena. Sensing a theme? Any which way, 2010 will go down as a memorable, bizarro vintage in California. It boils down […]