Wine Thieves

+1 925 299-9070 3401 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafeyette, CA 94549
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  • Now that's a cellar that looks like it gets regular use. Plenty of extra capacity so don't have to feel bashful about buying lots more, either.  Does the watchdog photo keep away potential thieves? ;-)I take it you like your beer, too, Stephen? Read More

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  • Carménère is an old grape variety from the Gironde. DNA analysis suggests that it’s a cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet (which is itself a distant relative of Cabernet Franc). Fortunately for our collective palates, when it comes to wine grape parentage, breeding with a relative can be a very good thing. Carménère is a highly refine... Read More

    From the article Carmenere Wine Master Class: Lessons Learned

  • ESOL, I've got some Clio I'm looking to drink soon.  You're ... ... regularly available at Wine Thieves in Lafayette, I recall.  I'd also look at the Mataro from 3Wines, Matt Cline's heritage vineyard brand.  Prices are good if you buy through WineAccess (and WineThieves, which carries many of his bottles). Just noticed DVogler's comment abov... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best Inky Wines?

  • HI everone. New to Snooth here, but would love some recommendations. Not so much on the varietals- but specific wines/vintages if you have any favorites to share.I crave the darkest, inkiest wines that you can only drink with good friends (or alone haha) because your mouth turns purple. I tend to prefer dark fruits over red, full body, fruit for... Read More

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  • OK, this is a topic that hasn't come up recently but has many times in the past. How to store wine in the house? Whether to refrigerate?  How to choose passive or refrigerated wine cellars? What kind of wine fridges are best?  Etc., etc.I was doing some real estate shopping in the Ventura/Santa Barbara counties area and ran across a higher-end h... Read More

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  • A trio of interesting stories popped up in the wine world this past week. One wine critic admitted to his struggles with snobbery, thieves made off with millions in Champagne reserved for the queen and one Japanese day spa is going bonkers for wine baths.  A Snob is a Snob is a SnobWine critic William Sitwell came clean this past week in The Tel... Read More

    From the article The Word Around the World: British Thieves, UK Snobbery and Japanese Wine Baths

  • French-wine thieves are getting downright brazen in their attempts to swipe some of the world's leading sippers.  Earlier this month thieves stole 600 bottles of Chablis Grand Cru, a prized French white wine, in a ham-fisted robbery heavy on brutishness and light on finesse, according to a story by United Kingdom-based publication The Independen... Read More

    From the article Sticky Fingers: Thieves Nab Prized White From French Vineyard

  • Claire Suddath’s May 22 Bloomberg Business story reads like an-old school ... able to explain why catching wine thieves can be difficult.  “A wine theft is notoriously hard to investigate. It’s often compared to an art heist, because once a bottle is stolen it usually makes its way through a series of black market dealers before winding up in s... Read More

    From the article Stealing the Limelight: Bloomberg Explores Recent High-Profile Wine Heists

  • Newsweek  contributor Lucy Shaw quickly discovered the devil was in the ... founder, Don Melchon, kept wine thieves from his stash by telling them the devil haunted his cellars of prized wine. The striking introduction to Casillero del Diablo's tipple is indicative of the Maipo Valley's unique pursuit of great wine, an endeavor which has slowl... Read More

    From the article Newsweek Pays a Visit To Chile's Wine Country

  • Mystery solved, sort of. This past week detectives from the Napa County Sheriff's Office flew to Greensboro, North Carolina, to recover bottles of wine stolen from world-famous Michelin restaurant French Laundry. Law enforcement has not said how many bottles were recovered and no arrests have been made, according to several sources. “Sheriff's o... Read More

    From the article French Laundry Wine Recovered in North Carolina

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