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James Laube

August 2011

Silence Is Golden for Screaming Eagle's Founder
Jean Phillips recently purchased a Napa vineyard, but don't expect another cult sensation—she wouldn't want one
Posted: Aug 19, 2011 10:00am ET

Don't bet on Jean Phillips breeding another Screaming Eagle. She did it once, her way, on her own terms, and that was more than enough for this ever so private former vintner.

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Cool Summer Shippers
Some wineries are using temperature-sensitive labels to track whether or not their wines overheat during shipping
Posted: Aug 11, 2011 5:00pm ET

For years there has been talk among those in the wine trade about creating a seal, or band that would indicate if a wine had been exposed to excessive heat. That is, the indicator would change colors if a shipment had overheated at any point during the delivery process. The technology is there, so why aren't more wineries using them?

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