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Rodney Strong vineyard on the label

Bottled Californian Sunshine: A Tasting of Wines from Rodney Strong and Foppiano

Rodney Strong started a career in winemaking in California after having retired from dancing at the Lido in Paris. The Foppiano family came to California during the gold rush but did not find any gold. Instead they bought some land and planted vines. Both are today successful Californian wineries. BKWine’s Ulf Bengtsson reports from a […]

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Legendary Stag’s Leap from California

Stag’s Leap has long been known as a quality producer in California. Their Cabernet Sauvignon 1973 became world famous when it was rated number one (and thus won over top wines from Bordeaux), in the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. Ulf Bengtsson tasted their wines in Stockholm recently. Read Ulf’s report here: Stag’s Leap tasting: […]

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Win a trip to the wine districts in California

If you live in the US you have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco and the wine regions, with two nights at Mendocino. It is the American wine magazine The Wine Enthusiast, in collaboration with Mendocino Wine Company who organises the competition. It is not overly complicated – you just have […]

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Golfer Annika Sorenstam to launch wine brand

Annika Sorenstam is one of the world’s most celebrated golfers (and happens to be Swedish). Her next project is to make wine in partnership with Wente Vineyards in California. The wine will be launched as Annika syrah and will be available in may 2009. The price will be around $75. “As someone who thoroughly enjoys […]

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Draught in California

California is seeing the lowest water levels in 30 years in some of its water reservoirs. If the lack of rain continues 2009 is likely to be the driest year in Californian modern history. What consequences that will have for California’s vineyards remain to be seen.

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Chateau Montelena in California to be sold to a Frenchman

Michel Reybier already owns the famous Chateau Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux. Now he is extending is chateau collection with Chateau Montelena in California’s Napa Valley. The vineyard covers some 80 hectares and is perhaps best know for having produced one of the American wines that were part of the “Judgement of Paris” tasting that took […]

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Californian wine snapshot

Wine is, according to a press release from The Wine Institute, the number one finished agricultural product in retail value in the US. Here’s some more statistics: — California produces 90% of all wine in the US — California is, if one regards it as a country, the world’s fourth wine producer, after France, Italy […]

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