Kendall Jackson

Kendall Jackson Boss Goes Undercover.

Rick Tigner, President, Kendall Jackson Wine Estates, the largest family owned luxury/ultra-premium wine company in America, goes undercover this Sunday in the third episode of Season Three of Undercover Boss. This is the first time the CBS show has focused on an alcoholic beverage company. It’s also rare for a major wine company to put its day-to-day dealings under such a public microscope. “My thought was the positives will outweigh the negatives,” Tigner said at…

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This Week in Wine – 12/11/11

Wine Critic’s Representative Defends Deals The Spain-based representative for an influential Baltimore wine reviewer defended himself Wednesday amid accusations that he asked wineries for money in exchange for a visit from the critic. The wine world has buzzed for days over news that respected oenophile Jay Miller, former co-owner of Bin 604 in Harbor East, had resigned from The Wine Advocate after accusations that his Spanish contact had strong-armed payments from local wineries in exchange…

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Shooting Star Blaufrankisch by Steele, Washington State.

Grape 100% Blaufrankisch [blouw-fran-keesh] (say it with a ridiculously strong German accent just for fun).   Facts Don’t confuse this wine for Blue Steel. They’re two very different things. Of-course you’re forgiven if you haven’t heard of Blaufrankisch before! Otherwise known as ‘Lemberger’ in Germany and Austria, it’s super-obscure, and not too many wineries in the U.S bother to grow it. Winemaker Jed Steele gained a enology degree from UC Davis (before it was cool),…

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