Daily Wine News: Remembering Cakebread

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“From car mechanic and professional photographer to vintner, Jack Cakebread found success no matter where the road took him. Moving to Napa Valley in the 1970s, he launched Cakebread Cellars, and over the next five decades built it into an internationally recognized family-owned winery. Cakebread died April 26 at age 92.” Augustus Weed and Mitch Frank remember Cakebread in Wine Spectator. “At a time when the grape was gaining a following in California, he and his winery helped pioneer a rich, fruit-centered style that is still the basis for many modern Chardonnays.”

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Nils Bernstein explores Mexican sparkling wine in Wine Enthusiast. “The region’s lack of appellation-based rules means there’s broad experimentation in terms of grapes and styles.”

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