Posted: April 15, 2011 By James Laube
Inglenook's owner after Prohibition, John Daniel Jr., set the highest winemaking standards in Napa valley. André Tchelistcheff, who worked at Beaulieu, across the highway in Rutherford, said Daniel’s motto was “pride not profits.” Daniel went so far as to declassify, unheard of then. The 1945 and 1947 vintages were sold in bulk. Eventually, Daniel himself went bankrupt.
Now, Francis Ford Coppola plans to revive the label.
Posted: April 15, 2011 By Tim Fish
Posted: April 14, 2011 By Harvey Steiman
Barossa Valley Estate's co-op of grapegrowers are going back to their roots, buying back the 50 percent stake in the label that Constellation Brands had owned.
Posted: April 11, 2011 By James Laube
Posted: April 11, 2011 By Harvey Steiman
Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Shiraz ignited a boom in Australia wine when its rich, fruit-forward, easy-drinking style hit our shores in the late 1980s. It was an under-$10 wine that tasted like something that should cost two or three times as much.
Since then what was once a family winery has become a big-volume brand in the Foster's Group portfolio. But the brand was missing in action as I finished up tastings for my upcoming annual tasting report on Australia. I got curious about why I had not seen any Rosemount wines in more than a year.
Turns out, Rosemount is retrenching. And they aren't the only ones.
Posted: April 8, 2011 By Morton Hochstein
Posted: April 7, 2011 By Harvey Steiman
Posted: March 15, 2011 By James Molesworth
Posted: March 11, 2011 By Suzanne Mustacich
Posted: March 9, 2011 By Augustus Weed
Posted: March 8, 2011 By Bruce Sanderson
Posted: March 2, 2011 By Tim Fish
Posted: March 1, 2011 By Robert Taylor
Posted: February 28, 2011 By Augustus Weed
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