Wine news April 28, 2014

In the San Francisco Chronicle Jon Bonné on successful California wine blends.

Jancis Robinson in the Financial Times on Château Figeac under the guidance of Michel Rolland.

Lettie Teague in the Wall Street Journal on Seattle, land of the serious sommeliers.

In the San Jose Mercury News mead steps outside the renaissance fair.

In the Seattle Times, a former potato chip maker turns to wine.

Bordeaux negociants discount badly priced wines, reports

Three lessons on luxury branding by Italian wines, from

California wines 64% of US market, reports The Drinks Business.