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March 28, 1988 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
When a foreign company decides to get involved in the California wine business, it isn't usually an overnight thought, a quick purchase of land and an instant wine on the shelf. Take the case of Skalli S.A. of France and its decision to buy hundreds of acres of Napa Valley land and build a winery that could annually produce up to 150,000 cases of wine. Skalli, a family venture that produces rice and pasta, began looking in 1981, and in 1982 plunked down a reported $3 million for land.
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March 28, 1988 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
When a foreign company decides to get involved in the California wine business, it isn't usually an overnight thought, a quick purchase of land and an instant wine on the shelf. Take the case of Skalli S.A. of France and its decision to buy hundreds of acres of Napa Valley land and build a winery that could annually produce up to 150,000 cases of wine. Skalli, a family venture that produces rice and pasta, began looking in 1981, and in 1982 plunked down a reported $3 million for land.
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October 20, 1988 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
A series of news notes from the wine industry. . . . Freemark Abbey Winery in the Napa Valley has released its first new vineyard-designated wine in 14 years with the release of a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sycamore Vineyard. The vineyard, owned by John Bryan of Piedmont, Calif., is located adjacent to the Bella Oaks Vineyard in Rutherford.
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March 28, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
The first winery that visitors encounter on approaching Sonoma and Napa valleys on Highway 121 from San Francisco flies four flags at its entrance. The flags represent the United States, California, Catalonia and Spain. The buildings with their graceful arches and generous balcony overlooking the Carneros wine district are the $11-million home of Gloria Ferrer, a premium sparkling wine produced by a Spanish family firm, Freixenet, the world's leading producer of French-styled bubbly.
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September 21, 1989 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
Price often determines the buyer's perception of quality, which is why St. Supery Vineyards and Winery is going to have a harder time making an impact in the marketplace than it ought to. The wines of this new, high-image Napa Valley property are very good, but they're too well-priced. People expect high pricing on good wine from high-image wineries. Perceptions of the price-quality relationship apply to many items.
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July 6, 1989 | DAN BERGER, Times Wine Writer
The controversy over what is a Zinfandel grape and what is not has become a side issue in the grape-switching cases filed by the state against a number of grape sellers. Should the buyer of grapes be able to identify the grape type by looking at them? State and federal government agencies are looking into the question of culpability by some wine makers who the agencies think should have known the difference. But it's not that easy to tell one variety from another, say the experts.
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