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  • Orphan wines worth recommending

    Orphan wines worth recommending
    About once a year I round up my orphans and give them room on this page. They're the wines that my tasting pals and I have sampled and liked, but that don't fit into any larger theme or subject that I might be writing on. It's a loss for you if I can'...
  • Earthquake leaves Napa wine industry quietly tallying the damage

    Earthquake leaves Napa wine industry quietly tallying the damage
    Oak barrels cracked open and a river of red gushed out. Before long, hundreds of thousands of dollars of wine had coated the concrete floor of Napa Barrel Care, a warehouse near downtown where 40 wineries share storage space. About an hour later and a...
  • 10 things you might not know about wine

    10 things you might not know about wine
    Last Sunday, a front-page Tribune story examined the friendship of Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and included a photo of them each carrying a bottle of wine during a 2010 outing in Montana. The wine held by...
  • How to keep your wine safe in an earthquake

    We’ve seen the photos of Napa wineries after Sunday morning's magnitude 6.0 quake. Wine bottles that flew off shelves lie in a heap in middle of floor. Broken bottles and crushed boxes. Some wineries lost rare older vintages or special blends that...
  • Neptune Wine Fest celebrates Virginia wines in September

    Neptune Wine Fest celebrates Virginia wines in September
    The upcoming Neptune Fall Wine Festival is celebrating the “Tastes and Triumphs of the Old Dominion’s Wineries.” The 18th annual festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Sept. 6-7 at the 31st Street Park on the...
  • Napa earthquake tosses wine barrels and bottles into piles

    Napa earthquake tosses wine barrels and bottles into piles
    In the heart of wine country, the rare bottles and quarter-ton oak barrels began tumbling shortly after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled the region Sunday morning. David Duncan, president and chief executive of Silver Oak Wine, rushed to his winery...
  • Wine review: 2013 Alta Maria Vineyards 'Carbonic' Pinot Noir

    Wine review: 2013 Alta Maria Vineyards 'Carbonic' Pinot Noir
    2013 Alta Maria Vineyards "Carbonic" Pinot Noir Alta Maria Vineyards makes mostly very serious and seriously delicious Pinot Noirs. This one, though, is lighthearted and fun. Made by fermenting whole clusters the way they do in Beaujolais, the...
  • Bottle shock: Napa Valley quake shatters prized wine collections

    NAPA Calif. (Reuters) - Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley on Sunday, but damage to the famous wine region at the start of harvest time might be limited to a handful of...
  • Napa Valley wineries sustain damage from 6.0 earthquake

    Napa Valley wineries sustain damage from 6.0 earthquake
    Wineries in Napa Valley spent the morning assessing damage after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake centered just south of the city of Napa sent bottles flying at 3:20 a.m.  Some of the earliest photos posted on social media came from David Duncan, chief...
  • Philippine de Rothschild dies at 80; grande dame of Bordeaux wine

    Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said. She was 80. She died Friday night in Paris "from the effects of...
  • The transparency of white wines: Subtlety, nuance shine

    The transparency of white wines: Subtlety, nuance shine
    It took cheese to teach me how good white wine is. When you travel, you notice that more people drink white wine rather than red with their cheese, unlike Americans. There's nothing wrong with drinking red wine with cheese; it's just, to be blunt,...