July 9, 1989 |
IN THE PROCESS of passing judgment on a bottle of Christian Brothers 1985 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($9), not long ago, I noted the wine's jewel-ruby color, the almost-berry scent of its 100% Cabernet breed and the restraint of the Limousin oak incense of its bouquet. This happy combination stirred me to applaud wine maker Tom Eddy's decision to refrain from bottling this wine until it had reached its peak of maturity by spending 18 months in French barrels.
March 9, 1994
Otto E. Meyer, 90, former president and board chairman of Paul Masson Vineyards. After emigrating from Germany in 1938, Meyer joined the Christian Brothers winery. In 1945, he moved to Masson where he supervised the building of champagne cellars and a new winery in Soledad, Calif. Meyer served as president and then board chairman from 1959 until his retirement in 1974.
May 15, 1989 |
Napa Valley's 107-year-old Christian Brothers winery, whose profits help finance operation of a dozen Catholic schools, including Los Angeles' Cathedral High, flatly denies widespread rumors that it may be sold. "We're busy with other projects," Richard L. Maher, president of Christian Brothers Sales Co., said in an interview at the winery's headquarters here. The company rang up more than $100 million in sales last year, three-quarters of it from brandy, according to industry sources.
September 7, 1995 |
Forget Time Warner and Walt Disney. In the culinary world, the real corporate battle of the decade seems to be shaping up between two of the country's top professional cooking schools. The Culinary Institute of America, long a prime training ground for talented young chefs, opened a West Coast campus in the Napa Valley in late August. Well-known for its manorial campus on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River just outside Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1986 |
Incoming freshmen at Cathedral High School have traditionally been greeted with imaginative, though not always pleasant, hazing stunts by older students. On Tuesday, however, they were welcomed with loud cheers and speeches, including an announcement by Mayor Tom Bradley of a $100,000 donation for the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2002 |
Vintner Justin Meyer, one of the founders of the high-quality Napa Valley wine industry and the creator of one of the first wines to attract a devoted following, has died. He was 63. Meyer died Tuesday while vacationing with his family near Lake Tahoe. The family would not specify the cause of death. With his friend and partner Ray Duncan, a Colorado oilman, Meyer founded Silver Oak Cellars in 1972.