Monthly Archives: May 2007

Chenin Blanc, Fume Blanc and Oysters – Oh My!

    For the sixth year in a row – and for the eighth time in 13 years – Dry Creek Vineyard’s Dry Chenin Blanc has tickled the fancy of 37 oyster-loving food and wine writers, restaurateurs, oyster growers and oyster lovers at the Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition.


     But that’s not all. The winery’s Fume Blanc also was selected as a “Top 10” wine in the competition.


     Through the years, the wine clubs…

Posted in Wine Cellar Notes

Governor Proclaims September as 'California Wine Month'

***image2***     Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared September as “California Wine Month.”

     In a proclamation, the Governor praised California’s wine community for strengthening the state’s economy and highlighting the ideal climate, beautiful scenery, geographic diversity and unparalleled expertise of its grape growers and vintners.

     This is the third consecutive…

Posted in The Wine Business

Restaurateurs Wine Collection

    Auction paddles flew and records were shattered in Chicago, as Hart Davis Hart held an historic single-owner wine auction of The Steven Verlin Collection.

     The auction showcased a portion of the personal cellar of the late Steven Verlin, one of the founding partners of Veritas Restaurant in New York. It drew the attention of…

Posted in Vinesse Style

Santa Cruz County

***image2***     The winemaking heritage at Bargetto’s Santa Cruz Winery began with brothers Phillip and John Bargetto, who emigrated from Castelnuovo Don Bosco, a small town in the Piedmont region of northern Italy.

     The Bargetto family winemaking heritage continued with John’s son Lawrence during the 1960s and ’70s. He introduced modern technology – stainless steel fermentation, barrel aging, etc. – and added new Santa Cruz Mountains varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The third generation of Bargetto family members now directs the…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles
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