Elissa Jordan

310 Flips | 9 Magazines | 1 Like | 3 Followers | @Winefulness | A Cdn in NZ. #WSET Diploma student. Chief wine ❤️er @foodgatherings, event manager @BudburstNZ, Storyteller @BioGroNZ & a yoga facilitator.

The Relationship Between Sensory Characteristics and Emotion in Consumer Wine Preferences

Consumer wine preference is an oft-studied topic, as understanding wine preference is paramount in determining how to market and sell any given wine. …

Psychology

'Mindful Drinking' Is the Latest Health Craze. Here's What It Is

Kate Atkinson was tired of spending her weekends—the only respite from a demanding public relations career and the grind of modern life—hungover. …

PUNCH | Which Drink Trends Should Disappear in 2018?

Every year sees new trends born, some that will stick and others that are destined to flame out. Last year saw us hit peak pét-nat and, for better or …

PUNCH | The Wine Stories That Will Shape 2018

When we engaged in this bit of crystal ballgazing a year ago it was already clear wine wasn’t going to offer an escape from the ambient stress of the …

PUNCH | Will Natural Wine Make It in the Mainstream?

That this year, 2017, might go down in the record books as the year natural wine turned a corner into the mainstream consciousness is evident in a …

How to “Wine” The Ayurvedic Way

Brittany WrightWine has been around for thousands of years, both as a beverage and as a medicine. Researchers have found Egyptian vessels dating from …

Gender gap narrows, in education

September's Australian Women in Wine tasting that I report on today was held at London's Australia House. This imposing building, very close to …

Gender Equality

PUNCH | Beyond Beaujolais: Nine Gamay Producers to Seek Out

While gamay is now made all over the world, France remains both its homeland and the place where it’s being embraced anew. And not just in …

New “Wine by Numbers” + Analysis of Global & US Wine Market Dynamics

A new edition of Wine by Numbers was released a few days ago and it is required reading for anyone interested in global wine market dynamics. Wine by …

PUNCH | Why Almost Famous Is the Best Wine Movie Ever Made

The universe of movies about wine is admittedly small, and probably for good reason. <i>Sideways</i> has remained at the top of the pile by entropy as much …

Mashups

PUNCH | Is It Time for Pét-Nat to Grow Up?

<i>Pétillant naturel</i><i>,</i> or “pét-nat,” experienced a good turn in recent years as the unofficial party wine of the naturalist movement. The wines enjoyed …

Sparkling Wine

6 Ways That Climate Change Affects The Wine In Your Glass

“Is climate change really affecting the wine in my glass?”<p>That was the question that any consumer in the audience yesterday would have had answered, as a panel dedicated to climate change in the wine industry helped to kick off a very strong program of events at Vinexpo, the four-day, biennial …

PUNCH | The Life and Afterlife of Terroir

In March 2008, the sommelier Paul Grieco and chef Marco Canora quietly opened a wine bar in a sliver of a space on New York’s East 12th Street. That …

Refreshing On-Premise Wine Market Strategies (without Jumping the Shark)

How does a traditional craft product innovate to be competitive and relevant in today’s marketplace, but do so without losing its soul? I think about …

Wine-Searcher. Human race only please ...

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Oaky, With Notes Of BS: Why Wine Tasting Struggles To Get It On The Nose

To get you to buy a bottle of champagne, M. Cole Chilton, the face who was always behind the counter of my neighborhood wine store in Brooklyn, would send out emails with elaborate descriptions: "I taste like sunshine, and I tell of brighter days ahead. I will make you forget that three people …

Wine Tasting

The Future Of Wine Looks Like... A Box Of Coconut Water

Wine packaging.<p>It’s a hot topic that, like the hippest new fabric, weaves together influential threads such as technology, the “beerification” of wine, mass-market appeal, social media success, and outreach to younger and cross-cultural demographics.<p>It also comes in a box.<p>A box that looks like …

Selling

PUNCH | Your Updated Guide to Orange Wine

There’s a visceral reaction the first time you taste an orange wine. It doesn’t fit into all the boxes your wine brain has organized—too rich to be …

Organic producers should use renewable energy, says Torres

Producers who adopt organic viticulture should be made to use renewable energy sources to offset the increased carbon emissions from the farming …

Weersing: I thought biodynamics was witchcraft

The owner of a winery that is now at the forefront of New Zealand’s growing biodynamic movement admits she thought the practice was “witchcraft” when …

PUNCH | Why Wine Matters

In the introduction to her classic culinary memoir, <i>The Gastronomical Me</i>, M.F.K. Fisher responds to a series of preemptive questions (they’re more …

Moms Who Work Wine-to-Five

Five moms in the wine business discuss the challenges and rewards of the industry and how they balance career and motherhood.<p>It’s 4 am on the fourth …

Reality and wine – are tasting notes all wrong?

<i>Optical illusion courtesy of MedithIT</i><p>Implicitly, we trust our senses. Our sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell are constantly assessing the …

What's the Big Deal about High-Altitude Wines?

Many wineries make a point of boasting about the altitude of their vineyards. <b>Wink Lorch</b> investigates why they bother.

Winemaker Opens Up About Sexism

As arguments rage about whether the wine industry is sexist, one winemaker steps forward to tell her story.

PUNCH | How Saumur Became a Loire Valley Powerhouse

On a particularly luminous November day, I find myself just outside the city of Saumur, talking with Sébastien Bobinet and his wife Emeline Calvez in …

Australia’s new philosophy of freshness

Australia is fortunate in that is has more warmth and sunshine than many cool-climate countries and is able to achieve phenolic ripeness with depth …

Australia

Wine’s Apparent Neglect of Marketing

Marketing is a pervasive theme in modern business. This is understandable when it is recognised what a magical effect it can have on the fortunes of …

RAW London expands with week-long programme

Natural and artisan wine show RAW London is expanding its scope with a week-long series of pop-ups across London next month.<p>The organisers have …