Wine news June 6, 2017

Food and Wine on how to figure out a city's wine identity.

SF Gate on Ava Winery making synthetic wine. "Although Ava’s products could be — in theory at least — chemically identical to wine, for now the company is registering as a distilled-spirits company."

Hello Giggleson wine flavored lollipops. "If you’re more into making spirited wedding toasts, they’ve got Chardonnay lollipops for your needs."

Decanter reports that the Auction Napa Valley raised $15.7m, with a lot from Colgin Cellars achieving $2.1m. "But that figure was overshadowed by a super-lot donated by Colgin Cellars: the combination of a horizontal collection of large-format bottles from 2007 with trips to Napa Valley and Champagne fetched $2.1m."