Leora Pearl Madden

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LONDON, 7 SEPTEMBER 2015– The Institute of Masters of Wine announced today that a record number of 19 candidates has passed the Institute’s …

The Guide to the 9 Styles of Wine (with Infographics)

<i>The idiot’s guide to wine with Madeline Puckette of the blog and book Wine Folly (colorful graphics included).</i><p>I can recall the single moment when I became fascinated with wine. Believe me, it wasn't classy.<p>I was slouching in this $5 Goodwill velveteen swivel chair (that I'd rolled home on a …

Game on, Finger Lakes wines

Sparkling teroldego? Chardonnay, partially fermented on its skins? You might think of northern Italy or the Caucasus region of Georgia. But I found those wines recently around the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York, during an all-too-short visit that challenged my perception of that region as …

Old World, New Wine

For decades—centuries, really—the rules of the European wine world were sacrosanct: Plant this. Drink that. And turn up your nose at anything novel. But now a new generation of rebel winemakers in Greece, Corsica, Sicily, and beyond are saying: Screw that. Try this. What's coming out of that …

New wine movie to open Napa Valley film festival

A new wine film claiming to 'raise the curtain' on how wine is produced is set to open the Napa Valley film festival this year.<p><b>Napa Valley</b> film …

Film Festivals

Why we need no longer fear a prosecco shortage

British sparkling wines offer plenty of palatable choices to make up for any shortages across the channel<p>Already this summer we have heard cries of outrage from the newspapers as headlines warned us of an impending prosecco shortage. ‘A prosecco shortage? What’s a girl to do?’ they demanded. ‘What …

Henry Viii

Australia's Largest Wine Producing Region Is Struggling

"They're telling us to diversify, grow something different. But people don't have the funds. You can't just go to the bank and grow something different."<p>Back in 2000, Sam Koutouzis bought a vineyard along the Murray River, in a part of South Australia known as the Riverland. He was going to grow …

Break Out of Your Wine Rut: Unusual Whites for Summer

Gone are the days when the whites section in your local bottle shop offered only two flavors: chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Wine diversity in the U.S. is at an all-time high, with California winemakers considering the full spectrum of grape varieties to create unique expressions, and brave new …

An Introduction to Santa Barbara Wine Country

Going sideways for Santa Barbara winesSanta Barbara wine country is quite literally “Sideways.” What this top wine movie’s title hints at is the …

10 Great Beer & Wine Pairings for Summer Foods

Matches made in heaven<p>Chipotle aioli on fish tacos, searing spices on ribs … It’s easy enough to reach for a cold one, but which beer works best with …

Wines from the southwest of France | David Williams

Few areas offer such a wealth of variety as the bottom corner of France where it borders Spain. Here are three bottles well worth trying<p><b>Tesco Finest*</b> <b>Vin de Pays Gascogne Gros Manseng Sauvignon Blanc, France 2014 (£7.99)</b> If there were any sense to wine fashion, the eclectic collection of white grape …