• Is Napa growing too much wine? Residents seek to preserve treasured land

    9 days ago - By The Guardian

    Industry insiders and local environmentalists fear agricultural development has become untenable, threatening the valley's future The rise of Napa began with an upset. Warren Winiarski would know - his wine, a cabernet sauvignon, was a firm underdog at a legendary 1976 blind tasting in Paris, which pitted the best of France against the little-known California region.
    His winery, Stag's Leap, shocked the wine world by taking top honors. “It broke the glass ceiling that France had imposed on everyone,” he recalls. “People's aspirations were liberated.”
    Today Winiarski, 89, is speaking not of...
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