Tag: california

A new side to Napa: DeSante

You might know Napa for its polished Cabernets, but there’s much more to this remarkable valley. Sophie Thorpe talks to the DeSantes – a couple determined to tell the stories of Napa’s oldest vineyards

Easy as ABC: Jim Clendenen

Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen is one of the most colourful characters in wine. As the wine he has made for our own-label range lands on the shelves, Sophie Thorpe sits down with the man himself

On the road: reports from the California harvest

Currently touring California, visiting our wine producers in the region, our Buyer Fiona Hayes and Agency Manager Lenka Sedlackova MW are the envy of the business. As harvest gets underway, they report on how things are looking for the 2018 vintage in Napa, Sonoma and Lodi

Five things you need to know about sustainable wine

Sustainable farming isn’t necessarily new, but recently sustainability has become the hot topic in wine – whether it’s natural, organic or biodynamic. We talked to three of California’s most exciting producers to try and discern what all the fuss is about