Ron Rubin was 22 when he decided he wanted to one day own his own winery. When he was 62 he achieved his dream, where he combines his years of experience in the beverage industry with his philosophic and philanthropic goals to create "a beautiful experience."
One the 45th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, a lunch at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley honored the people who came up with the idea, Patricia Gallagher and the late Steven Spurrier, along with the one journalist who covered the story, George Taber.
Summit Lake Vineyards high on Howell Mountain is celebrating 50 years since Bob and Sue Brakesman first arrived at the abandoned site on Christmas Eve in 1971 and woke up in a house filled with snow.
Wine news from the Napa Valley includes a toast for Black Chicken Zin, a new red blend from Accendo, Cakebread's celebration of Vin de Porche Rosé, and Anarchist Wine Company's stand against hate.
Silverado's SOLO is a wine "you can drink without a mask" and Dennis Cakebread introduces his new label from Washington State.
An explosion of potato chip and wine tastings and other news from Napa
The flagship wine of the new John and Nat Komes' new Jon Nathaniel winery is The Fabulist, a tribute to John's legendary storytelling skills.
VOTE, a new label from Rutherford Wine Company, is a limited edition red blend, hoping to help get out the vote, wine country style.
When he bought St. Helena's Raymond Vineyards, Jean-Charles Boisset admitted cheerfully, "I had no idea how to make Cabernet Sauvignon."
The Gamble family legacy is family, conservation -- and now, fine wines.
Virtual tastings are blooming like spring roses -- or is that rosés?
Peter Mondavi Jr. leads a tasting of vintage wines at his family's Charles Krug Winery.
Adam Lee came into Angèle carrying a bag of wine, ordered one of the Napa restaurant’s flower pots filled with French fries, and sat down to discuss what he has been up to since selling his Siduri Wines to Jackson Family Wines in 2015.
Michael Beaulac, winemaker at Pine Ridge Vineyards, took a sip from his glass and then spit the wine into the grate on the winery floor. I followed his lead and this caught the attention of a visitor in small tour group nearby.
Celia Gould, director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, cheerfully admitted to taking some teasing over the Idaho Wine Commission project. “People said, ‘You’re going to California to sell Idaho wine?’”
Robin Lail’s roots run deep in Napa Valley, and she has decided to use them to do her part to try to help a broader realm, planet Earth.
What comes first, the story or the wine?
Reporters are always at their best when being wined and dined, and so it was a congenial group who had gathered at Joseph Phelps Winery where the assignment, this day, was to experience the launch of the winery’s new culinary program.
This wine had to speak for itself: It arrived in a box with no other introduction.
Alejandro Bulgheroni collects wineries like Jay Leno collects cars.
For the first time since it closed in 2008, I found myself back at grand dinner at Copia in Napa. The long, dark building has been brought to life again by the Culinary Institute of America, and is a happy kind of deja-vu to see the place alive again with energy and guests and servers all mi…
There was a time when the Napa Valley was replete with ghost wineries, vestiges of the wine industry that thrived here, beginning in the 19th century, and was shut down by Prohibition. They were noble old stone buildings, abandoned, ruins sitting in fruit orchards that had replaced vineyards.
For some time now, we’ve been talking in the newsroom about reviving a column for our wine section called The World in a Glass.