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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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Napa Valley Vintners secures Certification Mark protection in UK ahead of Brexit

Published:  24 May, 2018

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has secured Certification Mark protection for the Napa Valley name in the UK.

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Inverarity Morton partnership to bring New York wines to the UK

Published:  10 May, 2018

A new partnership between European importer New York Wines and Glasgow-based wine and spirits specialists Inverarity Morton is primed to introduce a new range of wines from New York State to the UK market.

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The Vineyard Cellars adds two Napa Valley wineries

Published:  09 May, 2018

The Vineyard Cellars has been appointed exclusive UK agent for Napa Valley boutique wineries Somnium and Revana Estate – both specialists in Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Washington post

Published:  25 April, 2018

If individuality, diversity and an artisanal approach are your thing, look no further than Washington’s medley of engaging wines, which today offer the modern list excitign points of difference. First, though, it's worth a glance at the winegrowing heritage in the state. 

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Oregon: On pushing Pinot Noir

Published:  10 April, 2018

Oregon has become the Pinot Noir capital of the Pacific Northwest. Jo Gilbert traces its evolution to the modern winemakers now redefining the grape

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Q&A: Charles Smith, Wines of Substance

Published:  16 April, 2018

Since selling off the five key labels of his eponymous wine range to Constellation Brands in 2016, former rock band manager turned Washington-based wine pioneer Charles Smith is now focused on creating Wines of Substance. Jo Gilbert reports

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Tim Atkin MW: Protecting the global spirit of wine

Published:  06 April, 2018

Tim Atkin MW: Wine critic, broadcaster, co-chair of the IWC 

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Oregon and Washington opt for London ‘Encounter’ in latest shake up of generic tasting formats

Published:  16 February, 2018

The annual Oregon and Washington tasting in London is to morph into a series of highly focused events this year, with each targeting a specific interest group in the UK trade under the banner ‘Encounter Oregon and Washington State Wines’.

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Dark Horse posts ‘outstanding’ UK performance

Published:  05 February, 2018

E&J Gallo has reported a 54% hike in UK sales of its Dark Horse Californian wine brand for the year ending 31 December, 2017.   

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UK to be overtaken by the US as the world’s bigger importer of sparkling

Published:  19 January, 2018

The UK’s status as the biggest importer of sparkling wines will be challenged over the next three years, with the US due to take the top spot by 2021.

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Guy Woodward: At the mercy of the elements

Published:  06 November, 2017

Within days of the Napa Valley going up in flames, as firefighters were still wrestling for control of Atlas Peak and Mount Veeder, the assurances were being issued. Everything was OK – the vast majority of the grapes had already been harvested, the remaining fruit on the vine was the thick-skinned, resilient Cabernet and any smoke taint was likely to be minimal.

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Naked Wines raises $500,000 for California fire relief

Published:  30 October, 2017

Naked Wines has stepped up to help California’s winemaker communities by raising a bumper sum for those most affected by the recent fires.

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Phelps donates $100,000 to Napa and Sonoma relief efforts

Published:  25 October, 2017

Napa winery Joseph Phelps Vineyards has donated $100,000 through its Phelps Foundation to support fire relief efforts in the area following the devastating wildfires.

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Update Wednesday 10.30am: Wildfires in California

Published:  11 October, 2017

At least four physical wineries belonging to Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) members have been confirmed as having suffered total or very significant losses due to the wildfires in northern California.

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Wildfire devastates California wine country

Published:  10 October, 2017

Deadly wildfires which have already claimed ten lives have devastated areas of northern California which authorities are calling the worst the state has ever seen.

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ABS adds first Oregon wineries to its menu

Published:  30 August, 2017

Awin Barratt Siegel (ABS) has added two Oregon wineries, marking the first producers from the US state to join the wholesaler and importer’s portfolio.

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Oregon – Pinot Noir and Life Beyond

Published:  31 July, 2017

Having just returned from Oregon Pinot Camp 2017, passionate pinot-phile Doug Wregg of artisan importer Les Caves de Pyrene reports on a region where quality is a driving passion

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Spotlight on Oregon at Jackson Family Wines

Published:  27 June, 2017

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has built its reputation based on its presence in California, where it owns over 5,666 hectares (14,000 acres), spread across key subzones Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Mendocino.

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SVB predicts US wine consumption to decline for the first time in 20 years

Published:  22 January, 2016

In the Silicon Valley Bank's annual State of the Wine Industry 2016 report released yesterday the financial services firm predicts that this year US wine consumption per capita will fall for the first time in 20 years.

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