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Interview: Danny Lucchesi, Delicato Family

Published:  25 March, 2019

Viticulturalist Danny Lucchesi talks to Chris Wilson about special old vines, Zin and Gnarley Head

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California pushes mid-range value at UK tasting

Published:  13 March, 2019

California Wines used its Essential California tasting yesterday (12 March) to swing the focus onto wines under £50 RRP, with an emphasis on the message of value for quality to the fore for the UK market.

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Larkan aims to plug a gap for ‘super premium’ canned wine

Published:  04 March, 2019

Larkin Wines, a boutique Napa winery which specialises in premium Cabernet and red blends retailing around £70, is set to launch a range of ‘super premium’ canned wines in the UK.

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Enotria opens up craft beer following major deals with Compass and Bidfood

Published:  07 February, 2019

Craft beer was one of the star attractions at Enotria’s latest annual portfolio tasting, as the pressure to diversify becomes stronger and stronger at the top level of distribution.

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Jackson signs sponsorship deal with Guards Polo Club

Published:  21 November, 2018

Jackson Family Wines has signed a deal for its Vérité winery to sponsor the Guards Polo Club.

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Thinking outside the wine barrel: 1000 Stories creator Bob Blue talks bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel

Published:  16 November, 2018

From his upbringing in the Church of Christian Science to bourbon barrel aged Zinfandel range 1000 Stories, Bonterra head winemaker Bob Blue has led and continues to lead a colourful life.

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California soul

Published:  15 November, 2018

Travelling with fellow MWs in the Golden State, Natasha Hughes MW delves far beyond the usual suspects.

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California wildfires ‘not particularly’ affecting wine country

Published:  12 November, 2018

The wildfires currently raging in California have ‘not particularly’ affected wine country.

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Napa Valley reports strong vintage with ideal weather conditions

Published:  12 November, 2018

Napa Valley has announced a “Goldilocks” 2018 vintage.

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CWI announces ‘dream’ harvest

Published:  30 October, 2018

The Californian Wine Institute (CWI) has announced the 2018 harvest had ‘played out like a dream’ for winegrowers in regions across the state.

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Vinexpo gears up for second Explorer event

Published:  30 August, 2018

Vinexpo is gearing up for its second Explorer event – the two-day invite-only touring event first held in Austria last September.

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Stag’s Leap backer steps down after 17 years as president of Ste. Michelle

Published:  23 August, 2018

Ted Baseler, the man who brought Stag’s Leap winery under the auspices of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is retiring after 34 years with the company.

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Guy Woodward: The debate dividing Napa Valley vintners

Published:  12 July, 2018

Driving down the bucolic Highway 29 last month, on my way into Napa Valley, I was confronted by a series of roadside placards. As the vineyards became more prevalent, so did the signs. “No on C” most of them read. “Yes on C” read a few. But what the hell was C?

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Brexit pushed Californian wine price up by a fifth

Published:  27 June, 2018

The average price of Californian wine imported to the European Union surged by nearly a fifth in the year of the Brexit vote, analysis by Harpers reveals.

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Bancroft turns to Delicato for latest Cali partnership

Published:  25 June, 2018

Bancroft Wines is ramping up its distribution of Californian wines via a new partnership with Delicato Family Vineyards' – the seventh largest exporter of wines from the Golden State.

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California Wine Institute welcomes new chairman

Published:  15 June, 2018

Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards has been voted in by members as Wine Institute chairman for 2018 to 2019 at the association’s 84th annual meeting.

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Barefoot adapts Pinot Grigio flagship to match pink and fizz trends

Published:  27 April, 2018

E&J Gallo’s carefree California wine brand Barefoot Wine is fastest growing top five wine brand in the UK according to Nielsen. Harpers caught up with head winemaker Jen Wall to discuss 20 years of making affordable, fruit forward wines that people want to drink.

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Californian producers target London and Edinburgh

Published:  20 April, 2018

The annual Golden State Tasting is to take place in Scotland for the first time to capitalise on the popularity of Californian wines north of the border.

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California's cool coastal calling

Published:  13 April, 2018

California’s Central Coast is a hotbed of innovative cult winemaking. Clinton Cawood visits the epicentre of the scene

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Flint Wines brings Californian cult winery Mail Road to the UK

Published:  10 April, 2018

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Santa Barbara County cult winery Mail Road.

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