California Wine

LVMH Group Acquires Napa Valley Winery

The luxury conglomerate on Tuesday announced it has taken a 60 percent stake in Colgin Cellars, adding to a portfolio that includes Château Cheval …

Napa Valley

LVMH buys majority stake in Napa Valley's Colgin vineyard

PARIS (Reuters) - LVMH (LVMH.PA), the world’s biggest luxury goods company, has bought a majority 60 percent stake in Napa Valley’s Colgin Cellars vineyard, as part of the French group’s general strategy of acquiring highly-rated wine operations.<p>The logo of French luxury group LVMH is seen at the …

Napa Valley

Inside the fourth Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter

More than 1,000 fine wine lovers in China had the chance to meet their favourite winemakers and taste over 600 wines at the fourth Decanter Shanghai …

Napa Valley

A Washington syrah was named second best wine in the world

A syrah from Walla Walla beat out some heavy hitters from Bordeaux and other prestigious wine regions. Three other Washington wines also made the Top …

Washington State

Best Wineries to Visit in Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley, within an hour’s drive of San Diego, Palm Springs or Orange County, bills itself as Southern California’s Wine Country. Though it …

The 20 best wines in the world, according to Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator's editors have been reviewing the best wines in the world since 1988.<p>Each year, they release their list of the top 100 wines in the world.<p>"The wines featured on our Top 100 list capture the character of the past year and exemplify the quality and diversity the wine world has to …

Business

Ten American Wines For The Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is a time for family we haven’t seen for too long, lounging on the couch for hours at a stretch, and sitting down to a table of beloved traditional foods that, nonetheless, are notoriously difficult to pair with wine.<p>Solving this annual November drinking conundrum is a deeply personal …

Grapes

7 Beautiful, Family-Owned Wineries That Are Working to Save the Planet Photos

Silver Oak Winery, Oakville, California<p>Founded by friends Raymond Twomey Duncan and Justin Meyer in 1972, Silver Oak, which is still owned and operated by the Duncan family, was the first production winery in the world to receive LEED Platinum certification—the highest level of sustainability …

Wine

The 50 Best Wines of 2017

11 minute Read<p>With another year winding down (or ramping up, depending on your holiday plans), we find ourselves in a reflective mood. As 2017 …

Wine

Neighbors: Massive Gallo winery could mean ‘free-for-all’ in Lodi wine country

Phil Abba has a working relationship with E&J Gallo. His family has sold grapes to the Modesto-based winemaker since the 1960s.<p>That doesn’t mean he …

After the Wildfires, Low-Key Coombsville Offers a Different Napa Valley

3 minute Read<p>Now that the smoke has cleared in the Napa Valley and across the wine regions of California, vintners are back to doing what they do …

Napa Valley

Napa Valley Quiz – Test your knowledge

How well do you know California's most renowned wine region, the Napa Valley? Are you a collector of the highly crafted Cabernets, or have you …

Napa Valley

Here’s the perfect wine for your Thanksgiving feast - MarketWatch

<b>The bottle:</b> Fort Ross Vineyard Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013, $52<p><b>The back story:</b> Thanksgiving always poses a challenge when it comes …

Thanksgiving

Roman Coppola's tips for Napa Valley, California

The Academy-Award nominated film-maker and screenwriter tells us about his true home in Northern California - and his favourite places to eat and …

Northern California

Legendary Chef Charlie Palmer’s Modern Steakhouse Opens in Napa

The newest location of the Charlie Palmer Steak empire will find many influences from the Napa Valley.<p>Drawn by the allure of a developing downtown …

Restaurants

Tasting Note

Merlot is back, and deservedly so. Despite the comic derision heaped on the variety in the popular film <i>Sideways</i>, Merlot can make extraordinary wines …

Golden State

California Wine Country Holiday Guide

With the recent fires in the Napa and Sonoma counties, Trek Travel wants to help these communities we consider to be a part of our own get back on …

Thomas Keller

Great American Wines for Thanksgiving

Richard Hanano is going very long on Kenny Likitprakong's wines. Hanano, the director of operations at Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits at the Westfield …

Entertainment Industry

This incredible Napa Valley mansion with its own vineyard is a wine lover's dream

CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich" takes a look at the gorgeous $15 million, 54-acre California property

Napa Valley

The World's Best English Muffins Are in Napa Valley

It's hard to deny the excellence of an English muffin. Melted butter sinks into the nooks and crannies of puck-sized fresh sourdough, presenting the …

Napa Valley

7 fab holiday gifts for wine lovers, cocktail mavens

Whether you’ve got a wine lover or a cocktail maven on your gift list, we’ve got you covered with seven sensational gift ideas to make your holiday …

San Francisco Bay Area

Must-Try Wines + Beers for the Holidays From Bay Area Connoisseurs

Peter Eastlake, Sommelier and Owner, Vintage Berkeley and Solano Cellars<p>(Courtesy of <i>Marietta Cellars)</i><p>Eastlake set up shop in Berkeley's Gourmet …

SF Guide

Thanksdrinking

Thanksgiving wine pairings<p>All festive meals, and nearly all extended family gatherings, are greatly improved by the judicious provision of choice …

Jewish Culture

PUNCH | What We're Drinking Right Now: Thanksgiving Edition

Each month, we pull together a selection of drinking-related items that have, for one reason or another, grabbed the attention of PUNCH’s editors, …

The Best Wine Bars To Sip Your Way Across Canada

Wine is like a good friend who’s always there when you need it. Think about it, would <i>The Bachelor</i> even be complete without that glass of Chardonnay …

Wine

It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day: Where to drink this fun, fruity wine

The first wines of the season will be cracked open today, Nov. 16, and Bay Area Francophiles plan to celebrate the fruity Beaujolais Nouveau along …

San Francisco Bay Area

Taste bright lights from California

• DuMOL, Isobel Chardonnay 2013 Sonoma Coast<br>• DuMOL Pinot Noir 2012 Russian River Valley<br>• Joseph Swan, Trenton Estate Vineyard Syrah 2009 Russian River …

Napa Valley

Napa Tries to Lure Visitors Back With Hotel Deals and More

Napa Valley, Calif., has been through a lot over the last couple of months. Extensive wildfires in October left wineries decimated and hotels and restaurants temporarily closed. But things have improved.<p>“Our tourism business has taken a serious hit since the wildfires, but we’re largely back on our …

News (U.S.)

This Little Region Is the Easiest Wine Country Weekend Getaway

Photo by John Russo<p>A cottage at Carneros Resort<p>A mere hour from San Francisco, Carneros straddles Napa and Sonoma and is home to some of wine …

Travel

The Insider’s Guide to Finding and Buying High-End Wines

<i>The best wines from Northern California’s wine country often sound irresistible in descriptions from wine critics but actually locating and buying</i> …

Wine