Monthly Archives: June 2013

Exploring Napa’s AVA Less Traveled

There are 16 American Viticultural Areas within the Napa Valley, and you’ve probably heard of at least a dozen of them. Names such as Los Carneros, Rutherford, St. Helena, Yountville and Calistoga are among the more famous “appellations within an

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Is the Economy Back? Here’s a Vinous Indicator

Housing starts generally are a reliable barometer of the health of the economy. According to this report, housing starts were up 6.8% in May. Another positive sign: The 2013 Auction Napa Valley not only broke its fundraising record—set back in

Posted in Wine Buzz

“Homegrown” Has a Whole New Meaning in England

“Fine English sparkling wine.” Four words seldom seen, written or uttered in that precise order. But things are changing. England—specifically, southern England—now is producing sparkling wines that can command as much as $70 per bottle. It’s enough to make a

Posted in Wine in the Glass

No Time to Stop and Smell the Rosés?

We love to plan wine country getaways—particularly long weekends…or even longer, when time and budget allow. But sometimes we’re simply driving through wine country, on the way from one place to another—and that can be painful as we pass one

Posted in Wine FAQ
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