L. Pierce Carson has been chronicling the good, the bad and the bubbly in the Napa Valley for more than four decades. He’s covered county government, courts, entertainment and, for the past 35 years, the burgeoning wine industry.
If you ask Google, Alexa or Siri — or any of the resource banks — for the definition of a hypocrite, you’ll be told it’s one who engages in the same behaviors for which he or she condemns others.
TRECASTELLI, MARCHE, Italy — Having spent considerable time in the Marche region of Italy in recent years, it’s always a treat to happen upon young winemakers eager to pique the palate.
Worldly-wise vintner Agustin F. Huneeus and his wine industry friends threw a marvelous party last weekend and raised a lot of money for Napa Valley nonprofits along the way.
With fewer lots hopefully compensating for a later starting hour, the Napa Valley Vintners’ 36th annual Auction Napa Valley is offering collectors, foodies and those bitten with wanderlust numerous opportunities to add to their cellars, dine with luminaries as well as hop, fly and sail aroun…
The winery and brand that Bob Mondavi launched in 1966 is celebrating a golden anniversary this summer. The public will be invited to commemorate this auspicious milestone at a winery party in mid-July.
An Oakville cabernet sauvignon from a small, relatively unknown vineyard in the hills east of Silverado Trail has been chosen Wine of the Year by the well-read Wine Spectator.
When I was first learning the basics of Napa Valley winemaking back in the 1970s, I had the good fortune to have a couple of exceptional teachers. One was Bob Mondavi. Another was Walter Schug.
Marchese Piero Antinori hosted a group of wine writers on a recent summer morning at the wine estate his family owns at the end of Soda Canyon Road in the Atlas Peak appellation.
While the aggregate failed to eclipse prior Napa Valley Vintner events, many components of the 35th annual Auction Napa Valley did set records, raising a total of $15.8 million for health care and children’s education locally.
Excitement generated by the outstanding wines produced from the 2013 crush led to record-setting results at Premiere Napa Valley last weekend.
While Americans remain a small presence in Cuba, visitors from other parts of the world are flocking these days to the largest island in the Caribbean.
Eager to share the bounty of Napa Valley vineyards and the talents of a resident chef, Franciscan Estate’s hospitality team will launch a “reserve lunch” program at its Rutherford winery next month.
When it comes to Yuletide and year-end parties — be they dinner, cocktail or otherwise — we often tend to take along a wine that’s tasty but also doesn’t make too big a dent in the wallet.
When the waiter hands you the wine list, ever have that uneasy feeling that you might select a wine that your friends won’t like? Or that the wine you’re eager to try just won’t pair well with what you want to eat?
Building on the more than three decades of Vinexpo’s success, a team of wine marketing professionals from France is offering its expertise to Asia’s import/export trade eager to satisfy consumers in Hong Kong, Japan and China with a growing thirst for wines of the world.
A slick, compact device being introduced at present to consumers, restaurateurs and retailers is about to change when and how enthusiasts are able to enjoy wine.
I doubt that Mike Robbins envisioned part of his legacy would be a nighttime TV soap opera set on a remarkable Napa Valley wine estate he respectfully restored.
I don’t know how many wine lovers in the valley ever had an opportunity over the years to sit, sip and talk about wine with Shirley Sarvis.
Named for the red-shouldered hawks and other birds of prey that keep the root-eating gopher population under control, the 68-acre vineyard tract that the Shafer family farms in Carneros brings to the table what many consumers feel is one of the best chardonnays in the world.
Hundreds of wine lovers attending the 13th annual Mount Veeder appellation tasting last weekend were rewarded with mouthful after mouthful of exceptional cuvées blended from first-rate mountain fruit.
A lot of us have been buzzing about the release of red wines from the 2009 harvest, in light of industry wags indicating we shouldn’t have had raised expectations.
American scientists are recruiting seniors to take part in government-funded testing aimed at determining if a component in red wine may help combat Alzheimer’s disease.
Following its recent survey of wine consumers, a local “interactive marketing agency” reported “staggering new research” indicates 35 percent of older Millennials drink wine “at least once a month.”
It’s been a great year for film, evidenced by the strong list of nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards slated to be handed out during a glitzy Hollywood ceremony Sunday night.
Celebrating ratification of the county’s 16th American Viticultural Appellation by the feds, growers and vintners in Coombsville gathered at a centrally located wine estate earlier this week to display the stripe of their exceptional wines.
While it seemed like carrying coals to Newcastle, a recent tasting of Romanian wines over lunch at Napa’s La Toque was an eye-opening and palate-tempting occasion for a group of enophiles and writers.