Finally, Some Good News About Smoke Taint

Smoke taint is a scourge that can ruin a harvest. But as Jeff Siegel discovers, research has unlocked some answers.

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Napa Pioneer Warren Winiarski Dies at 95

The founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, who achieved legendary status by securing first place in the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting and went on to be a leading light in the California wine industry has died.

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1924–2024: One Hundred Years of Delicato Family Wines

If the American Dream were to be summarised in a single story, there would be hardly a better example than that of the Indelicato family. Founded exactly a century ago, Delicato Family Wines—a onetime small winery in Manteca, California— has evolved into a global player.

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Devil’s Advocate: The Billion-Dollar Deal. Did Treasury Overpay?

Robert Joseph takes a level-headed look at Treasury Wine Estates’ latest US acquisition.

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Treasury Wine Estates Invests in Californian Luxury Brand

Australian Treasury Wine Estates, which counts Penfolds among its brands, has purchased Daou Vineyards in California's Paso Robles for approximately $1bn.

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As US Demand Drops, California Worries About an Excess of Grapes

California’s wine producers are sitting on a grape surplus and not because of big harvests. US consumers are buying less wine. Jeff Siegel reports.

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Jean-Michel Cazes and Paul Dolan: A Personal Note by Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph recalls Jean-Michel Cazes of Chateau Lynch-Bages and Californian biodynamic wine pioneer, Paul Dolan, who both died last week.

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News from Robert Mondavi

The renowned To-Kalon Vineyard is now certified organic. In addition, Kurtis Ogasawara has been promoted to Director of Winemaking at the Robert Mondavi Winery.

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How to Survive as a Family Winery: Become a Corporation

Roger Morris reveals how, while some have chosen to sell out to big corporations, some family wineries in California have thrived by becoming family-owned corporations.

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