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Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Screaming Eagle Part 2: The New Team

Posted: June 21, 2006  By James Laube

Charles Banks looks at the wine business the same way he views a pro-sports franchise. Not a surprise when you consider that his partner owns two pro franchises and he has close ties to many stars and star athletes.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Screaming Eagle's New Flight Plans

Posted: June 20, 2006  By James Laube

Charles Banks, the new owner of Screaming Eagle , has some lofty ambitions for his recent acquisition. Here’s the flight plan for Napa’s Cabernet darling: The most important thing is to uphold the high standards set by Screaming Eagle’s founder, Jean Phillips.

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  Features

Paso Robles

An established region seeks a new identity built on Rhône varieties

Posted: June 15, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  Columns

This Issue: California on the Cutting Edge

Posted: June 15, 2006  By Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  Columns

A Caveat for Cabernet

Posted: June 15, 2006  By James Laube

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  Features

Exploring 101

Cutting-edge wineries, enticing restaurants and wide-open spaces line Highway 101

Posted: June 15, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  Features

Monterey

Just when vintners had given up on Monterey, Gary Pisoni proved it could produce powerful Pinot Noir

Posted: June 15, 2006  By Tim Fish

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  Features

Paso Robles

An established region seeks a new identitybuilt on Rhône varieties

Posted: June 15, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  People

Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande

Amid the Talley family's thousand acres of vegetables grow some of California's best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Posted: June 15, 2006  By Tim Fish

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  Features

Santa Barbara

Pinot Noir comes on strong in Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley

Posted: June 15, 2006  By James Laube

June 15, 2006 Issue  :  Features

California's New Frontier

The Central Coast breaks the winemaking mold while offering big vistas and small-town charms

Posted: June 15, 2006  By James Laube

News & Features  :  News

Owner of Napa's Hundred Acre Winery Facing Criminal Charge

Legal entanglements multiplying for embattled Cabernet producer

Posted: June 12, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Coming Soon—The Keller Burger?

Posted: June 8, 2006  By Harvey Steiman

When super chef Thomas Keller announced he was opening a casual family restaurant in July down the street from his much-venerated French Laundry in Napa Valley, he said it was only temporary, until he unveiled a more permanent restaurant next year.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: Mark Aubert

After successful stints at two superstar estates, a talented winemaker sets out on his own

Posted: June 7, 2006  By James Laube

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Hot New Mailing List

Posted: June 6, 2006  By James Laube

Here are an e-mail address and a fax number that Cabernet lovers should jot down: info@levymcclellan.com and (707) 963-1282. That's the way to get on the mailing list for the new Bob Levy-Martha McClellan Levy Cabernet Sauvignon.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Survivor, Napa-Style

Posted: June 5, 2006  By James Laube

Auction Napa Valley is less about wine these days than raising money for Napa area health services and other good causes. At that, it is a resounding success. The top bid -- $1.05 million for a luxury tour of France’s great wine estates – helped vintners raise $8.

News & Features  :  News

"Bring Your Own Magnum" Party Photo Gallery

Wine Spectator kicks off Auction Napa Valley with two festive nights

Posted: June 2, 2006  

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Pope Valley? I'm Ready

Posted: June 1, 2006  By James Laube

Ready for a Pope Valley appellation? I am. It’s long overdue. This remote valley in the northeast area of Napa County deserves its own identity, yet legally it’s part of Napa Valley, which has some huge benefits for Napa vintners.

May 31, 2006 Issue  :  Columns

Flight of the Eagle

Posted: May 31, 2006  By James Laube

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: Kosta Browne

Dan Kosta and Michael Browne raise the bar for Pinot Noir in California

Posted: May 30, 2006  By James Laube

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