TASTE News Service, April 11, 2018 – The California State Fair's Commercial Wine competition is the oldest such judging in the country and winning top honors is quite an achievement.
TASTE News Service, February 13, 2018 - What do you do when Mother Nature hands you fires and smoke during the 2017 California grape harvest? Cakebread Cellars, one of Napa Valley’s signature wineries, responded to the challenge by making a limited-edition rosé wine, specially crafted to support the Napa and Sonoma Valley wildfire recovery efforts.
A Randy Caparoso Conversation with Mike McCay In our second interview conducted this past January during the Grand Tasting/Zinfandel Experience put on by Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (a.k.a. ZAP) in San Francisco, we sat down with Michael McCay, owner/grower/winemaker of Lodi’s McCay Cellars.
TASTE News Service, January 31, 2018 – Bogle Vineyards has announced that 92% of the grapes used in its wines are from growers that adhere to the CALIFORNIA RULES for Sustainable Winegrowing, the industry’s most stringent certification program.
TASTE News Service, December 20, 2017 – The Petaluma Gap has been officially recognized as America’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) by the federal government.
Editor’s note: Wine Institute shared this visit with the owners of Ramona Ranch Vineyards & Winery in San Diego County. Their questions of Teri Kerns appear in italic type. Dreaming of a rural life in horse country, Teri Kerns and Micole Moore bought 10 acres in Ramona, just northeast of San Diego, in 2004.
TASTE News Service, September 4, 2017 — The Arthritis Foundation Central Coast has named wine pioneer Doug Margerum, owner and director of winemaking at Margerum Wine Company as Honorary Lead Vintner for its 36th Annual Taste of the Town Santa Barbara.
By Randy Caparoso 6:30 AM, this past Tuesday, August 22 in Lodi’s Alta Mesa appellation: Ron Silva’s harvest crew had already filled three half-ton macro-bins of just-picked Silvaspoons Vineyards Verdelho – green tinted golden, oval shaped orbs of tropical fruit sensations, zapped with palate slaking, lemon-lime acidity.