The Golden State is an aspirational place that fills the mind with images of sunshine, dramatic landscapes, diversity and quality of food and wine, a relaxed and positive attitude to life, a state of opportunity and a strong spirit of innovation. California is the world in one place and it can be experienced in the wines made across its length and breadth. From Sonoma to Santa Barbara, Lodi to Livermore, Napa Valley and beyond.
wine-searcher news article: California's Grand Cru Vineyards Emerge
An informal Grand Cru is emerging in California, and it is at once as dead-serious and casual as the ambition and culture that defines the Golden State's mysterious and magnetic modus operandi.
California Stars - My Full Circle Journey & Perspective On The Wines Of California
Shane McHugh, Wine Buyer and Head Sommelier for the Goodman Group, shares his story about how he fell into, and in love with, the world of wine and particularly California wines. He looks back at the wine 'Stars' and personalities he has met along the way and that continue to fuel his passion for this wonderful region.
Californian wine: a rich mosaic of climate, geography, varieties and more - article by Joshua Dunning
Joshua takes readers on an introductory tour through California, starting with an interesting insight into California’s early founding and popularity before looking at its main wine-growing regions - examining climate, history and geography.
Wednesday Wines with Matthew Jukes - A Host of Californian Superstars! - Episode 57, 28th April 2021
Renowned wine critic Matthew Jukes recommends a 'Baker's Dozen of Californian Beauties' following the 'Essential California At Home' tasting which took place in March 2021.
A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID RAMEY
David Ramey is one of California’s iconic winemakers. He’s been a guiding hand for some of the state’s best known labels, including Simi, Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Dunn, and he’s worked vintages in Bordeaux with the famous proprietor Christian Moueix (Chateau Petrus, Trotanoy, etc.)
10 Best California Zinfandel you need to have on your buying list
In these days of the much-maligned and often meaningless term ‘old vines’ the Zinfandel of California can come from plants of over 100 years old
California Wine Education Program
The California Wine Institute has launched Capstone - a state-of-the-art California Wine Education Program across international markets.
Cook with California
In April 2021 the California Wine Institute is launching Cook with California - a food and wine pairing competition open to all those in the on-trade with an interest in California wine.
Press Sample Mailings
The California Wine Institute works with importers to keep the UK’s top wine writers abreast of the fantastic and diverse wines coming out of California.
Online retail promotion
The online retail promotion was launched in spring 2020 to encourage online retailers to display their entire California range on their website and motivate online sales of California wines to their customers.
The California Sommelier Sessions
In June 2020 we launched a series of Importer-led online wine workshops targeted towards the Sommelier community.
A show celebrating California and its iconic lifestyle, brought to you by the California Wine Institute.
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