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5-8/CO
Taste of Vail
tasteofvail.com
6-9/LA
French Quarter Wine Festival
New Orleans
fqfi.org/frenchquarter
6-9/TX
Savor Dallas
Irving Convention Center
savordallas.com

20-23/FL
Pebble Beach Food & Wine
pbfw.com

29/NYC
Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting
Benefit: Wheeling Forward
wineonwheels.org

22/CA
Earth Day Food &
Wine Festival
Paso Robles
earthdayfoodandwine.com

TBA/CA
CIA Sommelier Summit
Napa
ciawine.com/sommelier-summit

27-May 1/SCOTLAND
Spirit of Speyside Whisky
Festival
spiritofspeyside.com

3-5/ENGLAND
London Int'l Wine Fair
Olympia Exhibition Centre
londonwinefair.com

MAY

NEWS IN
BRIEF
April 2017

Stanley Kroenke, owner of Screaming Eagle,
purchased a majority stake in Domaine
Bonneau du Martray, a property with 27
acres of vineyards in the grands crus of
Corton and Corton-Charlemagne.
After acquiring Société des Produits Marnier
Lapostolle last year, Gruppo Campari sold
the Lapostolle brand, the only remaining
winery in its portfolio, back to the winery's
founder, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle.
Marnier Lapostolle paid 30 million euros
for the winery, which comes with 914 acres
of vineyards in Chile.
Vintage Wines Estates, which owns Clos
Pegase, Girard, B. R. Cohn and other
California wine labels, purchased Cameron
Hughes Wine, the San Francisco-based
négociant. Founders Cameron Hughes and
Jessica Kogan will remain with the company.

14

WINE & SPIRITS

21-24/CA
Alexander Valley Taste
alexandervalley.org

6/CA
Amador Four Fires Festival
County Fairgrounds, Plymouth
amadorfourfires.com

22-25/GA
High Museum Wine Auction
high.org
23-24/CANADA
Top Drop Vancouver
topdropvancouver.com

9-11/HONG KONG
ProWine Asia
prowein.com
27/NYC
Wine & Spirits Top of the List
Benefit: NY/NJ Baykeeper
wineandspiritsmagazine.com/toplist

9-12/ITALY
Vinitaly
Verona
vinitaly.com

4-14/CANADA
Spring Okanagan Wine Festival
thewinefestivals.com

APRIL 2017

10-13/DC
Heart's Delight Wine Tasting
Benefit: American Heart Association
heartsdelightwineauction.org

27/NC
North Carolina Wine Festival
Tanglewood Park, Clemmons
ncwinefestival.com
29-30/GERMANY
Int'l Riesling Symposium
Kloster Eberbach, Rheingau
international-riesling-symposium.com

18-21/CA
Paso Robles Wine Festival
pasowine.com
19-21/CA
Anderson Valley Pinot Festival
avwines.com

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happenings

20/CA
West of West
westsonomacoast.com
20-21/CA
Silicon Valley Wine Auction
siliconvalleywineauction.org

Pactolus Consortium purchased South
Africa's Glen Carlou winery from Hess
Family Wine Estates. Established in 1985,
Glen Carlou farms 124 acres in Paarl.
Trinchero Family Estates purchased Napabased Mason Cellars. Founded in 1993 by
Randy and Megan Mason, the winery also
makes the Pomelo and Three Pears labels.
Randy Mason will continue to be involved in
the production of the wines.
Daniel Baron, who joined
Silver Oak in 1994 and
became head winemaker
in 2001, retired at the end
of the 2016 vintage. In
addition to making Silver
Oak's Napa and Alexander Valley cabernets,
Baron helped the Duncan family build the
Twomey label, which launched in 1999. Nate
Weiss, who trained under Baron, will take
over at Silver Oak, while Erin Miller will
continue to make the Twomey wines.
Fetzer Vineyards hired Sebastian Donoso
as the winery's organic winemaker. He
previously made wine at Campovida, also
based in Mendocino County, and will oversee
the wines made from grapes farmed under

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organic and biodynamic practices, including
the organically farmed Bonterra wines.
Craig McAllister, who joined La Crema in
2007 as an oenologist, was promoted to head
winemaker.
Erik Kramer joined
Oregon's WillaKenzie
Estate as head
winemaker. Kramer
previously made wine
at Domaine Serene.
Christopher Ramelb, wine director at Senia
in Honolulu, won the Johnston Medal at
the Guild of Sommeliers' Rudd Masters
Roundtable in Napa, California. The award
honors the individual with the highest
score on the Court of Master Sommeliers
Advanced Exam during a given year.
Brandon Sparks-Gillis, the cofounder of
Dragonette Cellars in Santa Barbara County,
won the Napa Valley Wine Academy's first
annual scholarship for North America-based
individuals pursuing the Master of Wine
credential. The essay-based scholarship
competition funds class fees, tastings, travel
and other costs related to the MW program.

photo of Wine & Spirits' Top of the List tasting by Mike Woods

happenings

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http://www.thewinefestivals.com http://www.alexandervalley.org http://www.tasteofvail.com http://www.high.org http://www.res.com http://www.topdropvancouver.com http://www.prowein.com http://www.savordallas.com http://www.ncwinefestival.com http://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/totl http://www.heartsdelightwineauction.org http://www.vinitaly.com http://www.pasowine.com http://www.international-riesling-symposium.com http://www.wineonwheels.org http://www.pbfw.com http://www.avwines.com http://www.ciawine.com/sommelier-summit http://www.westsonomacoast.com http://www.earthdayfoodandwine.com http://www.siliconvalleywineauction.org http://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com http://www.londonwinefair.com http://www.spiritofspeyside.com

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