The Sommelier Stars of Los Angeles 

Their unique experiences and knowledge are allowing these five sommeliers to push Los Angeles into becoming one of the best wine cities in America. Source: The Sommelier Stars of Los Angeles | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

E. & J. Gallo Buys Star Winemaker Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine Brand 

Two years after acquiring Orin Swift Cellars, E. & J. Gallo announced today that it has purchased another of Dave Phinney’s brands, Locations. The joint venture was started by Phinney and importer Aveníu Brands, a subsidiary of Spain’s Codorníu Raventós Group. Source: E. & J. Gallo Buys Star Winemaker Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine Brand | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Vista Collina Resort to open as new luxury concept in California’s Wine Country 

The Vista Collina Resort from Pacific Hospitality Group is scheduled to open in Napa Valley, California this July. Source: Vista Collina Resort to open as new luxury concept in California’s Wine Country | Hotel Management

A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine 

Randall Grahm’s iconoclastic obsession will involve breeding new varietals from scratch and growing them where grapes have never been grown before. Source: A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine | The New Yorker

Grande Marque 26th Annual Champagne Tasting 

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 5-8pm$195 per person / $250 after June 1stEvent # 204639 Charitable Service # V6604 THE SOUTHLAND’S #1 WINE AND FOOD EVENT OF THE YEAR Having raised well more than $1 million dollars for deserving l Source: Wally’s Wine & Spirits

Robert Haas, Wine Importer and California Vintner, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

Unfiltered: Jennifer Lawrence Juggles Wine, Wolfgang Puck(‘s Photog) Fights Crime at Oscars | Unfiltered | News & Features | Wine Spectator

We got the details of which Francis Ford Coppola and Piper-Heidsieck wines were poured at the 2018 Academy Awards, as well as the Oscars wine-and-food shenanigans of Jennifer Lawrence, chef Wolfgang Puck, Frances McDormand and more. Also in Wine Spectator’s Unfiltered, cult Burgundy winemaker Jean-Marc Roulet returns to the silver-screen in Back to Burgundy, and Pommery sparkles at the Armory Show art extravaganza. Source: Unfiltered: Jennifer Lawrence Juggles Wine, Wolfgang Puck(‘s Photog) Fights Crime at Oscars | Unfiltered | News & Features | Wine Spectator

California’s Renegade Winemakers Are Pouring Weird, Wonderful Wines – Los Angeles Magazine

They’re called “garagistes” and they’re changing the face—and taste—of California wine Source: California’s Renegade Winemakers Are Pouring Weird, Wonderful Wines – Los Angeles Magazine

You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Become a Sommelier | VinePair

It may be helpful to have extra money when entering the expensive sommelier profession, but in the long run, a thick bankroll doesn’t equal success. Source: You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Become a Sommelier | VinePair

Top 10 California Wine Country Events 

Here are ten of the best and most interesting California wine country events our Golden State has to offer this year. Source: Top 10 California Wine Country Events – discover.wineaccess.com