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Monday, 05 September 2016 13:17

Margrit Mondavi Dies at Age 91

margrit mondavi death PicmonkeyRobert and Margrit share a quiet moment at the winery in Oakville

TASTE News Service, Septmber 5, 2016 – Margrit Mondavi of Napa Valley, widow to Robert G. Mondavi and pioneer of the modern-day California wine industry bringing art and culture to the industry, died Friday. She was 91.

Friday, 26 August 2016 21:46

August 26, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Grgich Napa V Chard Picmonkey


2013 Chardonnay


Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley

Alcohol: 14.1%

Suggested Retail: $43

Mike in Cellar 2 photo by Alex RubinMike Chelini in Stony Hill Cellar    photo by Alex Rubin

By Dan Clarke

Fred and Eleanor McCrea planted Chardonnay at their weekend retreat in 1947.

This alone would qualify Stony Hill Vineyard for a special mention in Napa Valley history books.

Ashley Herzber and Mike Farrow PicmonkeyWinemaker Ashley Herzberg and Amista owner Mike Farrow toast first Chardonnay of 2016 harvest

TASTE News Service, August 18, 2016 – Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV) began their 2016 grape harvest this week, and shared their predictions for the season. Picking began on Saturday, August 13 for Amista Vineyards Sparkling Blanc de Blancs, ten days later than they began harvesting their fruit in 2015.

Friday, 05 August 2016 12:44

August 5, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Taylors SB Picmonkey


2014 Taylor’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc


Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.1%

Suggested Retail: $ 28

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 10:17

Buena Vista Adds to History & Legacy

Count Agoston Haraszthy PicmonkeyCount Agoston Haraszthy

TASTE News Service, July 12, 2016 – Buena Vista Winery has unveiled two new wines reflecting the venerable history of Buena Vista Winery – Château Buena Vista Napa Valley Cabernet and La Victoire Champagne.

With the launch, the winery revives its historical connections to the Napa Valley and Champagne, and enhances the original ambitious vision of Founder Count Agoston Haraszthy.

Friday, 24 June 2016 19:10

June 24, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Coppola claret Picmonkey


2014 Black Label Claret


Francis Ford Coppola Winery


Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $ 21

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:39

Exploring Art in Sonoma County, California

Sonoma artist Theodora Elston PicmonkeyTheodora Elston opens her studio during a Sonoma ArtTrails event

TASTE News Service, June 22, 2016 - In addition to offering ideal conditions for premium wine grapes and farm-to-table delicacies, Sonoma Wine Country nurtures the creative spirit. Its lush landscapes and dynamic creative culture attract and inspire artists of all types and styles, including weekend painters and potters, emerging artists, and professional artists who have gained national and international renown.

International Wine Challenge Picmonkey

TASTE News Service, May 11, 2016 - Winemakers from the USA showed they are a force to be reckoned with at the International Wine Challenge 2016, with a serious haul of medals.

Friday, 06 May 2016 19:58

May 6, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek 2015 Sauvignon Blanc bottle rgb Picmonkey



2015 Sauvignon Blanc


Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $18

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