Napa’s Storied Chateau Montelena Winery Emerges From A Difficult Year

Should you make it to Napa Valley this summer, put Montelena on your itinerary.


The World’s Most Wanted Chardonnays

Our look at the world's most searched-for Chardonnays reveals ? to no one's surprise ? a veritable Burgundy-fest. Read the latest wine news & features on wine-searcher


Steven Spurrier Obituary: Connoisseur Who Upended The Wine World

Spurrier hosted the Judgment of Paris, a blind tasting of Californian and French wines


Steven Spurrier Changed Wine Forever With One Tasting

The celebrated wine expert passed away earlier this month, but his legacy lives on through a shocking 1976 blind tasting in Paris


Steven Spurrier, Who Upended Wine World With A Tasting, Dies At 79

In what came to be called the Judgment of Paris, he arranged for California and French wines to be compared in a blind tasting. The verdict was a shocker.


Here’s How To Tell If A Wine Is Worth Aging

Not all Cabernets are cellarworthy, so experts weigh in on whether you should wait to open your bottle.


Charting The Effects Of The Judgment Of Paris In Napa

2021 marks 45 years since The Judgement of Paris, and reveals a very different wine scene in Napa than years before.


Good News Stories Of 2020 From Napa County Winemakers And Grapegrowers

Despite the trials of 2020 for the wine industry, there are still successes to report.


Taste Of Wine: The Iconic Chateau Montelena Comes To Del Mar

Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley is one of the legendary wineries founded in the late 1800s in one of the world's iconic wine regions.


Wine Press

Winemaker Matt Crafton discusses his winemaking philosophy and the outstanding 2018 vintage.