Monthly Archives: August 2010

Children's Hospital Benefits from Wine Auction

The 23rd annual Auction of Washington Wines, held August 19-21 at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, raised $1.4 million for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Washington Wine Education Foundation.

“We are very pleased with this year’s results,” said Auction of Washington Wines Executive Director Carol Munro. “Our donors and patrons are committed to supporting Seattle Children’s, and continue to demonstrate their loyalty through our events.”

A Barrel Auction and Picnic with the Winemakers raised…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Wine Buyer Beware in China

If you’re planning a visit to China, be aware that the Australian wine you buy in a wine shop or order in a restaurant many not be Australian at all.

We reported a few days ago that a former Australian wine broker was busted for selling Chardonnay juice that was really only about 20 percent Chardonnay, watered down with a much less expensive and lower quality grape variety.

Now comes word that Chinese counterfeiters are bottling “knock-offs” of well-known Australian wine brands, putting who-knows-what in the bottle and then adding a label claiming the wine is from a known Aussie wine estate…

Posted in The Wine Business

Auberts Will Relocate to the Silverado Trail

***image2*** Mark and Teresa Aubert have announced the purchase of a new winery, located at 333 Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga, to house their Aubert Wines.

The couple produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from single-vineyard sites in the Napa Valley, Carneros and the Sonoma Coast appellations. The Auberts will start moving into the 8,000-square-foot winery in January.

“Teresa and I have dreamed of establishing a permanent home for our winery…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Special Events Planned for 'California Wine Month'

To help celebrate September as California Wine Month, proclaimed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for the sixth consecutive year, many of the Golden State’s wineries, winegrape growers and regional associations are hosting special consumer events surrounding the state’s signature beverage.

“California has long been known for our production of superior, award-winning wines,” said Gov. Schwarzenegger in his proclamation. “The Judgment of Paris in 1976 brought California wine to the world stage and established our wine producers as respected masters of their craft…

Posted in Wine Buzz
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