More than one media mogul has been cautioned to slow down and take a break from the industry.
The family that owns David Family Wines is not named David.
A good year is worth its weight in wine, according to the Napa Valley winery Domaine Carneros, which has announced that for $20,000, it will stock the cellars of Champagne lovers
"Time, motion, and wine," the Roman poet Ovid wrote, "cause sleep." One modern admirer of the author of Metamorphoses, however, might argue the opposite—that wine, at least, or the making of it, u
One of the most respected Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Napa Valley, Araujo Estate Wines, was acquired last week by the French billionaire François Pinault, who also controls Ch
Pedigree, rather than taste, is often the decisive factor in the commercial success of a fine wine. Nowhere perhaps is this more true than in Champagne.
This year, four Northern California wineries are celebrating their 40th anniversaries—a notable achievement in a competitive Napa-Sonoma world constantly buffeted by the vagaries of nature and con
On July 18, one of the top Riesling producers in the world, Helmut Dönnhoff, will host an exclusive wine tasting at L’Auberge Carmel in California.
At Sociètè du Vin, a new wine-collectors’ clubhouse in Bridgehampton, New York, members get private cellars and access to exclusive tasting events.
Winemaking for William Ballentine Jr. has always been a family concern.
When Joseph Phelps came to the Napa Valley as a construction executive in the late 1960s to oversee a major project, he did not realize that the venture would ultimately lead to a change in career
Few properties in California’s Napa Valley boast as impressive a succession of winemaking alumni as Vineyard 29, which Teresa Norton and Tom Paine established in 1989 on 3 acres located
Serendipity played its part in the evolution of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.
This year’s Naples Winter Wine Festival—anannual food-and-wine event to benefit underprivileged children in Collier County, Fla.—has an exceptional list of rare wines up for aucti
In 1980, Joyce and Jerry Cain encountered destiny at the terminus of a dead-end road.
With the warm summer months here, many people are entertaining outside or visiting friends, and Eric Goldstein, co-proprietor and marketing president at Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York, offers
Domaine Carneros’ 2005 Le Rêve (“the dream”) by Taittinger ($95) is the 14th vintage of the Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine that Claude Taittinger dreamed of creating in California
Before embarking upon his own vinous enterprise, Robert Foley produced some 15 vintages for Pride Mountain Vineyards, one of the region’s most alluring labels.
Father-and-son winemaking team Alex and Paul Golitzin count among their ancestors Prince Lev Sergeyevich Golitsyn—a member of one of Russia’s most distinguished noble houses and the foun
One of the first wines of note to emerge from the now-bustling Paso Robles region on California’s Central Coast was a wine called Isosceles, a Pauillac-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon
Master sommelier Greg Harrington is among those pioneering members of his profession who, in the past decade, have transitioned from buying and pouring fine wine to making it themselves.
Mark Aubert’s career has been a peripatetic one.
Nothing about darioush, one of Napa Valley’s most impressive wineries, is restrained.
Since 1997, when Merry Edwards cofounded Merry Edwards Wines, she has focused her talents on perfecting that most persnickety of varietals, Pinot Noir.
Master winemakersMay-Britt and Denis Malbec, the husband-and-wife team previously with Château Latour in Bordeaux, have unveiled a series of reds from Captûre Wines in Sonoma Coun
‘‘My wife’s brother died in California, leaving quite an estate,’’ reads an 1879 letter from Stalham Wing in Napa Valley to a friend in Ohio.
Established in 1956, Piedmontese wine producer Michele Chiarlo is a relative newcomer in comparison to such notable neighbors as Giacomo Conterno, which was founded sometime in the 17th
Only a handful of Napa Valley’s legendary wines have been around for more than a decade or two, most having been introduced in the 1980s and 1990s, when the success of a few Cabernet Sau
Rare wines and art sit at the top of Cliff Lede’s list of personal passions, but rock music follows closely.
In creating the 2008 Ovid Napa Valley ($185), hea