REDWOOD CITY -- La Honda residents lined up at a public hearing Wednesday to blast plans by Silicon Valley millionaire T.J. Rodgers to expand his winery, saying it could affect their water supply.
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Shipping Wine To India not trust the motivations of T.J. Rodgers," said La Honda resident Peter Bohacek. "It seems to me that the hobby of one rich person should not put a whole town's water supply at risk." As a concession, Rodgers is proposing a land swap with a neighbor that would eliminate any chance of planting on the ridge above Woodhams Creek. He draws on two wells above Langley Creek, which bisects the base of the vineyard.
Couldn't fit all of my questions or Tim Mondavi's answers into my Uncorked column today, " The Mondavi legacy continues.
Wines To India Mondavi, right, is son of the late Robert Mondavi, whose eponymous winery achieved international renown, and grandson of the Cesare Mondavi, the patriarch who moved his family from Minnesota to California for a life in wine. Robert Mondavi's winery was sold to Constellation Brands in 2004. The next year, he joined Tim and his daughter, Marcia Mondavi Borger, as they started their own winery, Continuum Estate .
Grover Vineyards India Continuum's proprietary red wine had earned raves since its first release in 2008. The quality is what you'd expect from Tim Mondavi, who calls himself a "wine grower" instead of a "wine maker." Why? "Artistic wine is grown, not made,'' he told me in our e-mail exchange.
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Wine Club India Meeting the scholarly and genial Nicolas Joly in the picturesquely cluttered library of the 18th-century manor that houses his winery, you would be hard pressed to imagine him dancing naked in his vineyard at midnight while burning rabbit skins. This was the image of Mr. Joly purveyed recently by a major French magazine. Mr. Joly is perhaps the world's leading practitioner of biodynamic viticulture, and as such he engages in some practices that may seem unconventional, although none of them involve naked dancing.
Wine Business In India Mr. Joly is the proprietor of Coulée de Serrant, a domain in the Loire Valley. His property borders the river and encompasses the ruins of an ancient castle destroyed in the wars between the Huguenots and the Catholics. ("Now we just have the war between good farming and bad farming," he says.) The vineyard was first planted in 1113 by Cistercian monks, and the excellence of its wines has been acknowledged for centuries. Louis XI spoke of "la goutte d'or" (the golden drop) in the wines, and Mr. Joly has a picture of Louis the XIV touring the vineyards in a chariot. So prized was the spot that it became its own appellation, though it's contained within the Loire's Savennières appellation.
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Figure skating icon and vintner Peggy Fleming is a breast cancer survivor and active supporter of cancer research.
Wines From India Peggy Fleming inspired millions of Americans; thirty years later she inspired the millions of Americans who have been affected by cancer when she was diagnosed with and beat breast cancer. In 2005, Fleming and her husband, Greg Jenkins, who own a vineyard in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, released their first wines under the Fleming Jenkins label, including the Victories rosé, created specifically to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness. About 10 percent of retail sales for Victories are donated to the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, the V Foundation for Cancer Research as well as local organizations in Northern California. Victories rosé has so far netted more than $30,000 for charity.
Wine Club India Waylynn Lucas of the Bazaar in Beverly Hills, are whipping up pink desserts in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. L.A. foodies can try a hibiscus panna cotta with pomegranate gelée ($11) during dinner at Hatfield’s, munch on a strawberry pink ribbon cupcake ($3.25) from Sprinkles or nibble on white chocolate pink peppercorn tablets ($3 each) from Bazaar’s Patisserie. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to local breast cancer charities.
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