December 02, 2008

Copia - please pull through

Copia filed for bankruptcy yesterday - December 1, 2008.

 While they have always struggles to breakeven, I believe it is an institution worth striving to keep alive in some form or another.  It is a credit to Robert Mondavi that the facility was even built.  The Oxbow area of Napa is just starting to come alive, I am not sure if that helps or hurts Copia - but it is worth finding out.

To read more:  here is a link to Google News aggreagation of stories on the subject.


To all those in the wine education department of Copia - we know you did your best.

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May 16, 2008

Thank you Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi wines -

They weren't the first wines I had, sometimes they were the best wines.  But I always had respect for them.

As always - wine is about people and stories - and Mondavi had both.

The wine world has a lot to say Thank you to Robert Mondavi.

THANK YOU for helping changing the world of wine.

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January 17, 2008

Tribute to an icon

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Drayton's Family Wines

Hunter Valley winemaker Trevor Drayton, described as an "icon" by colleagues, was one of two men killed in a huge explosion today that blew parts of a building 50 metres away and demolished 20 metres of brick wall.



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