Monthly Archives: November 2010

2006 Artist Series Features Work of Sylvia Ji

***image2*** The tradition continues. For the 32nd time, Kenwood Vineyards has released a bottling of Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon bearing a collectible label.

In 1978, Kenwood defined the marriage of fine wine and art when it released its first Artist Series Cabernet. While it wasn’t a typical combination at the time, after 32 vintages, the series still masterfully brings them together on the wine’s label…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Gauging the Economy Through Wine

Everyone is looking for signs that the economy is turning around.

This came to mind when I read about the results of a recent auction of fine and rare wines, conducted by Spectrum Wine Auctions at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Wine… 90210.

Lot No. 387 – 12 bottles of 1989 Chateau Petrus – brought $35,850…

Posted in Editor's Journal

Exploring the Wine Islands of British Columbia

Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands (known as the Wine Islands) embody the fastest growing wine region in Canada, home to a quarter of British Columbia’s wineries.

The region’s crisp and fruit-filled wines, cider and mead are matched by an astounding variety of vegetables, fruit, seafood, meat, poultry and herbs. Wherever you choose to stop, you’ll encounter friendliness, charm and artisanal production qualities, and you’ll know that the owner(s) are somewhere nearby – perhaps even pouring your libation…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Sir Peter Michael's Vision Stretches an Entire Century

Will his winery in Sonoma County’s Knights Valley remain in Sir Peter Michael’s family for an entire century?

We likely won’t be around to find out. But that certainly is the goal of Michael who, after an extensive, seven-year search for California property to serve as both family retreat and vineyard, purchased 630 acres of volcanic ridges on the western face of Mount St. Helena.

That was in 1982, and for the entrepreneurial founder of Quantel and frequent visitor to Northern California, it was love at first sight…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction
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