california wines

You Travel, You Eat: Santa Barbara

Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in SoCal getaway
Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am

Travel two hours out of Los Angeles proper and you’ll find Santa Barbara, a bustling seaside town that’s mastered the high art of laidback chic. Nestled just south of California’s fastest growing wine region, it’s boasting an impressive-for-its-size food and drink culture, with a year-round selection of fresh produce, seafood and great wines.

No Crying Over Spilled Wine! Napa Valley Vintners Rally For Quake-Affected Workers

Wine-supported fund will benefit disaster victims
Sep 11, 2014 4:15 pm

Napa Valley power couple Steve and Jill Matthiasson are among a group of area vintners who have mobilized to raise funds for wine-industry workers displaced by last month's earthquake. Find out how you can help (and get your hands on a nice bottle of red in the process) right here.

Fall Preview 2014: 6 Things To Look Forward To In The World Of Wine

New in regions, wine bars, retail and auctions
Aug 26, 2014 2:00 pm

Contributor Chad Walsh writes about wine and other beverages frequently for Food Republic, and currently serves as beverage manager for The Dutch in New York City. Here, he digs deep into the wine industry zeitgeist to offer a few things on the horizon this fall — in terms of regions, wine bars, retail and auctions.   

The 9 People You Need To Know In American Wine Right Now

Winemakers, shakers and movers in America's scene
Apr 29, 2014 10:00 am

When Jon Bonné released New California Wine, it gave a name to the weird combination of new-school and super-old-school producers making great wine without a lot of manipulation. Here’s a list of the nine people you need to know about right now in American wine.

Can Wine Be Funny? A Conversation With Randall Grahm

The Bonny Doon "terroirist" can't stay serious long
Mar 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Randall Grahm photo

A man holds his glass of glimmering red liquid up to the light, then swirls it, sniffs it, looks at it askance as he swishes the wine around in his mouth and puckers his lips. It's an almost comic premise, and yet few oenophiles would ever laugh at the act of nosing and tasting wine. Why is wine so serious that we can't joke about it? Read on.

Video: Watch Justin Warner Rap About Wines For Robert Mondavi Private Selection

Could celeb chefs become the athletes of ad game?
Mar 19, 2014 11:00 am

Justin Warner is an eccentric figure in the game, with a cool restaurant called Do or Dine in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, a stint as the winner of The Next Food Network Star, and now, a gig as an oenophile rapper on behalf of Robert Mondavi Private Selection. His song "Central Coastin'" is entertaining, sure, but what's interesting is that it could mark a change in celeb chef endorsements, moving Warner and his ilk into a league with athletes in beer commercials or pop stars singin' for their soda. Watch the man who could be the Terry Bradshaw of wine ads, here.

Jon Bonné Says That It's Safe For Snobs To Drink California Wines Now

Author of The New California Wine on Parker, grapes
Mar 13, 2014 1:00 pm

There's a long-running debate in wine circles about whether California wines can ever compare to Old World powerhouses France and Italy. To hear some sommeliers and critics tell it, the question can be resolved with a simple two-letter word: No. But now, a few diehard winemakers and a notable critic — Jon Bonné — are arguing, in essence, against their fellow wine snobs.

These Sunglasses Are Made From Robert Mondavi Private Selection Barrels

Wood frame glasses, now with terroir
Dec 13, 2013 11:00 am

Robert Mondavi Private Selection and northern California neighbors Woodzee have teamed up for what is surely the first wine company x sunglasses designer collabo. Check 'em out, this way...

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