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Wine Advocate appoints British editor-in-chief

Published:  08 April, 2024

Wine Advocate, the bimonthly wine publication founded by Robert Parker in 1978 has appointed a non-American editor-in-chief for the first time in its history.


Berry Bros. & Rudd adds Napa Valley wineries Heitz Cellar and Ink Grade

Published:  06 December, 2023

Berry Bros. & Rudd has today (6 December) announced two Napa Valley estates, Heitz Cellar and Ink Grade, as exclusive new agencies for Berry Bros. & Rudd and Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) in the UK. 


Californian producers predict 2023 vintage will be ‘finest in years’

Published:  21 November, 2023

Following a late harvest and thus extra ripening time, Californian producers are predicting the 2023 vintage will be one of the ‘finest in years’, according to the Wine Institute – the membership board representing Californian wineries.


E. & J. Gallo Winery and Randall Grahm announce exclusive collaboration

Published:  10 July, 2023

E. & J. Gallo Winery has teamed up with the ‘Rhône Ranger’ Randall Grahm, the Californian winemaker famed for his iterations of classic French wines.


Napa Valley Vintners raise $2.1 million for wildfire resiliency

Published:  17 April, 2023

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has announced its investment of $2.1 million in support of wildfire resiliency in Napa County. The funds will go towards fire breaks, restoration of forest lands and education on forest health and wildfires. 


Daou brothers turn attention to Tuscany

Published:  17 March, 2023

Daou Family Estates has expanded its reach with the purchase of an as yet unnamed property in Tuscany.


Wineries convene at Napa Wildfire Resiliency Summit

Published:  08 March, 2023

In 2022 there were 7,490 wildfires in California according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The total acreage burned last year was 362,455, this was well below the five-year average of 2.3 million acres.


Californian Vintners Report High Quality for 2022 Harvest

Published:  08 November, 2022

Wineries across the state are expecting ‘a high-quality vintage for 2022’ according to the Californian Vinters Report.


Green Wine Future 2022: Wineally hosts the world’s largest wine conference

Published:  26 May, 2022

Green Wine Future 2022 by Wineally was four days of presentations and content focusing on the various challenges the wine business faces today concerning sustainable agriculture, global climate change, water conservation, corporate responsibility, greenwashing, and much more.


California steps up to the plate

Published:  25 April, 2022

California is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the wine world, whether that be judged by size, value or quality. Accounting for some 90% of the US’s wine, considered alone the state comes up behind France, Spain and Italy as the fourth-largest producer in the world. What is more, California has carved out a high-end reputation, with investable ‘blue chip’ labels and other top quality wines to rival the best from Europe’s headlining regions, both in terms of status and the price tags to match. It is fair to say, though, that this has been achieved with more of a focus on America’s own wine-thirsty and deep-pocketed buyers.


Bidders vie for Napa Valley's most innovative wines at Sotheby's auction

Published:  28 February, 2022

Bidders from around the world attended the 26th annual Premiere Napa Valley wine auction, conducted by Sotheby’s on Saturday.


California crests a West Coast wave on Liv-ex

Published:  16 February, 2022

The number of Californian wines traded on Liv-ex has risen almost 480% over the last five years to reach a record high.


Sotheby’s to offer inaugural sale of fine and rare wine from Napa Valley

Published:  02 February, 2022

In a landmark event, Sotheby’s is to auction a collection of rare bottles from the Napa Valley wine region, organised in partnership with Napa Valley Vintners.


Mondavi winery to release new vinous art collection via blockchain

Published:  07 December, 2021

One of California's leading wine brands is poised to launch a new series of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), each one representing a porcelain magnum of Napa red.


Justerini & Brooks adds Napa brand to its portfolio

Published:  17 November, 2021

Vine Hill Ranch in Napa Valley has become the newest agency in the Justerini & Brooks portfolio. The 70 acre estate, nestled between Harlan Estate and Dominus, was purchased by the Phillips family over 60 years ago, replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon in the aftermath of phylloxera.


Stannary expands Cali portfolio with Hirsch Vineyards

Published:  23 June, 2021

Hirsch Vineyards, the California winery, has appointed fine wine merchant Stannary Wine as the sole distributor of its wines in the UK market.


Historic Inglenook winery renews ties with New Generation Wines

Published:  20 April, 2021

Rutherford’s Inglenook winery has renewed its partnership with UK importer and distributor New Generation Wines as it aims to grow its international appeal.


California: Challenging French supremacy

Published:  15 April, 2021

The smartly boxed and sleekly designed sample bottles distributed ahead of the recent California Wine Institute’s Essential California at Home series of tastings were eye-catching in other ways too.


Justerini & Brooks signs Napa’s Frog’s Leap

Published:  02 March, 2021

Justerini & Brooks has added Rutherford Frog’s Leap winery to its California portfolio.


Penfolds’ first Cali wine twenty years in the making alongside TWE restructure

Published:  17 February, 2021

Penfolds has released its first ever Californian wine – a move that forms part of a major restructure of parent company Treasury Wine Estates’ (TWE) operating model which aims to rebalance its US operations and focus on new Penfolds launches outside of Australia.