Esther Mobley

wine critic at the San Francisco Chronicle

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Wine writer for the San Francisco Chronicle

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Fred Franzia, who created Trader Joe’s “Two Buck Chuck” discount wine, died on Tuesday at age 79. He said no wine bottle should cost more than $10.

Fred Franzia came from CA wine royalty, then rebelled against Napa culture

Fred Franzia, who created Trader Joe’s “Two Buck Chuck” discount wine, died on Tuesday at age 79. He said no wine bottle should cost more than $10.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Winemakers are increasingly anxious about the future of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are used for Napa Valley’s most popular wine.

Planting alternative grapes that can withstand climate change

Winemakers are increasingly anxious about the future of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which are used for Napa Valley’s most popular wine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lift a glass of cabernet to the life of Peter Mondavi. The legendary California winemaker and patriarch of the Charles Krug Winery died this past weekend. He was 101.

Peter Mondavi Dies

Lift a glass of cabernet to the life of Peter Mondavi. The legendary California winemaker and patriarch of the Charles Krug Winery died this past weekend. He was 101.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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