Daily Wine News: To Kalon Troubles

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The To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. (Wikimedia)

The To Kalon vineyard in Oakville. (Wikimedia)

“With To Kalon, it’s never over,” writes Esther Mobley, who reports on the continuing controversies over the rights to the To Kolan name in the San Francisco Chronicle. “Although six parties own portions of this famous property, only one — Robert Mondavi Winery — owns the rights to its name.”

“Constellation Brands Inc missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter revenue on Friday and said wine and spirit sales for the full-year would be at the low end of a previous forecast, sending its shares down as much as 4 percent,” reports Reuters.

48 Hours heads to Napa Valley to investigate the murder-suicide involving Dahl Vineyards’ Robert Dahl in 2015.

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford ponders the possible alternatives for glass wine bottles. “Maybe one day we will drink wine poured from from carbon nanotubes (rolled-up graphene), but for the time being, the main low-weight, low-carbon alternatives to glass are plastic bottles, bag-in-box cartons and cardboard cartons – or rather plastic-coated paper of the kind used in Tetra Pak (aseptic) packaging.”

In the Robb Report, Brett Anderson looks at how Puglia is becoming the new Tuscany.

“Chinese investor Peter Kwok has acquired his seventh vineyard in Bordeaux with the purchase of Château Bellefont-Belcier – a Grand Cru Classé estate in Saint-Emilion,” reports Harpers.

In the Telegraph, Victoria Moore explores why the price of Burgundy has risen more rapidly than wine from any other region in the last six years. (subscription req.)

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