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Napa Legend Peter Mondavi Dead at 101

Winemaker's secret: a daily glass of cabernet sauvignon

(Newser) - Napa Valley was once known for its cheap wines. Today it's one of the best wine regions in the world—due in part to Peter Mondavi. The wine pioneer who helped put California wines on the map died at his home in St. Helena on Saturday, says a family... More »

US Buys Wine (Lots), But Misses Wine Culture

Americans just don't see the fruit of the vine as integral to eating ... and to life itself

(Newser) - Lamenting that the US has become the world’s largest wine market despite Americans who are “stubbornly, doggedly, foot-draggingly unwilling to get with the program,” Laura Shapiro outlines a laundry list of vino's benefits in Gourmet: “slowing down for a meal, tasting what we eat and drink,... More »

Wine Giant Giddy on Profits

Economy staggers, consumers drink more

(Newser) - The turbulent economy may be driving consumers to drink. While some might be crying in their beer, the world's biggest wine maker, Constellation Brands—whose labels include Robert Mondavi and Ravenswood—reported a huge 50% increase in profit the first quarter of 2008, reports the Wall Street Journal. Analysts believe... More »

Wine Whiz Mondavi Dead at 94

Dapper vintner proved California grapes could rival Europe's

(Newser) - California wine master Robert Mondavi died peacefully today in his Napa Valley home at age 94, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Disciples and critics alike have praised the vintner for elevating West Coast wine from jug juice to world-class vino. "His legacy and his vision for what California could... More »

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