40 Under 40: America’s Tastemakers

June 18, 2020

Ian Brand, 32 Winemaker, Coastview Vineyards, Le P’tit Paysan, Monterey, CA After moving from Utah to California to pursue surfing, Brand found his real calling at Bonny Doon in Santa…

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Sanity, delivered

April 11, 2020
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Winemaker of the Year

December 20, 2018
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First crush: Wine label artist and vintner entwined by wine in Napa

November 13, 2018
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Why aren’t there more California sparkling wine producers?

December 17, 2017
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The Rescue Paradox

March 1, 2017

It’s a sturdy vine, often happier growing as a freestanding bush than on a trellis. The grapes themselves are thick-skinned and durable. Plant it in a hot, dry climate, and…

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Wineries to Watch 2016

November 30, 2016

At W&S, our tastings regularly turn up new talent, and we’re always happy to stumble across a winery whose wines seem just as accomplished as the stalwarts we know and love.…

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Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015

September 3, 2015

Champagne Roederer’s Cristal Rosé 2004 is the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships’ 2015 Supreme World Champion. There were 11 national champions and Trentodoc producer Ferrari collected a new award…

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Off the Trail Exploring the Cabernets of Coombsville

December 22, 2011

For the first two days I toured Coombsville, an out of the way appellation-to-be just east of the town of Napa, I didn’t see the sun. I didn’t see the…

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Winemaker Talk: Andy Erickson

October 30, 2008

Andy Erickson, 40, was hired as winemaker at Napa Valley’s Screaming Eagle in 2006, when Jean Phillips, the founder of the winery that practically invented California cult Cabernet status, sold it…

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