There’s Incredible Value in Quality South African Wine — It’s Just Up to the Rest of the World to Notice

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  • February 17, 2019
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South Africa is the wine world’s next “it” region. What the Drinks Business once called “the ‘bad old’ days of South African winemaking” are fading into the rearview, replaced by stellar vintages and high-profile critical acclaim.

Thirst for Rare Wine and Whisky Drives Surge in Auction Sales

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  • February 16, 2019
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Remember the legendary 1945 Romanée-Conti Burgundy that sold for $558,000 at a Sotheby’s auction last fall? Turns out it’s part of a larger overall boom in the wine auction market, one driven by voracious demand for Burgundy and the appeal of single-owner cellars.

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition winners

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  • February 15, 2019
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More than 6,800 wines from 37 states and wine regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico were entered into the 2019 competition.

Selecting Valentine’s Day wines

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  • February 14, 2019
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If soon-to-arrive Valentine’s Day is a moment to love the one you’re with, it’s also a moment to love the wine you’re with. By which I mean, celebrate!

Pair romantic recipes with wonderful wines for a memorable Valentine’s Day meal

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  • February 13, 2019
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Wine expert Leslie Sbrocco and chef Ryan Scott are stopping by the TODAY kitchen to help take the pressure off Valentine’s Day dinner

AMERICA’S TOP IMPORTED WINES OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS

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  • February 11, 2019
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Every year, America drinks a little more wine. According to the Wine Institute, we have been steadily increasing per-person intake for more than 80 years. As of 2016, we were up to 2.94 gallons of wine per person, or 949 million gallons total.

Lodi, California, a new darling of the wine world

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  • February 10, 2019
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Lodi, a little city about 30 Miles south of Sacramento, is famous for two things. A Creedence Clearwater Revival song has the memorable lines “Just about a year ago, I set out on the road, seekin’ my fame and fortune…Oh Lord, stuck in Lodi again.”

Amid shift in wine consumer demand, California Wine Country cautioned to prepare for ample grape supply

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  • February 9, 2019
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The North Coast wine business on Thursday received another wake-up call about gathering storm clouds that could dampen consumer demand for premium wines and the grapes from which they’re made.

It’s Time to Start Treating Southern California as a Serious Wine Destination

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  • February 8, 2019
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If someone you knew were planning a trip to California wine country in previous years, it meant they were going to Napa or Sonoma (or, perhaps, both). Now, a new generation of winemakers in a small patch of Southern California real estate is looking to change that.

Place is wine’s critical component

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  • February 7, 2019
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We are often so consumed with which wines have the best scores or sell the most or cost the most that it is easy to lose sight of one of wine’s most fundamental facts: it’s really all about the farming.