Based in Napa, Alexander Rubin has been a full-time photographer for 15 years, focussing on food, wine and travel. His studio’s commercial clients include several Napa Valley estates, and Fortune 500 companies. For Issue 6, he shot the tasting and interview with Bill Harlan at Napa’s Harlan Estate.
A return to roots for Californian Chardonnay
Mention California and Chardonnay in the same sentence, and many wine lovers will run a mile. Yet there is a leaner, more restrained rendering of the grape that originated in Napa and never went away. And, says Jim Clarke, it’s making a comeback…
Bill Harlan: the wild one
After entering his ninth decade, former high-stakes poker player and real-estate tycoon Bill Harlan has handed over his Napa estate to his children. Adam Lechmere met the man with a 200-year plan