Chris DeBarr

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What's Better Than a Coravin? A Coravin II.

When entrepreneur and inventor Greg Lambrecht introduced the world to the Coravin, a device he perfected to achieve his goal of being able to drink a …

Living Rooms

How to love vermouth

Vermouth is the most underappreciated wine in the U.S.<p>Most people don’t realize that vermouth IS wine: that’s the beginning of the problem. Imagine …

Vermouth

Where did all the sardines go?

Pacific sardines are suffering their worst population crash in decades, and the fallout could be catastrophic<p>The Galapagos archipelago, a breathtakingly beautiful cluster of 19 islands and more than 100 rocks and islets off the coast of mainland Ecuador, was designated a United Nations World …

Conservation

White wines made in the oxidative style especially appealing in winter

Like all living creatures, wine needs oxygen to survive. The ways oxygen interacts with a vineyard, and then the degree to which it is allowed into …

Portland, ME

Wine Club: After Pinochet, the Pinot flows

Christine Austin admires the great strides made by the Chilean wine industry and offers tips on a few top tipples.<p>It is almost 20 years since I first …

South America

Romancing the grape in Germany’s red wine paradise

ALTENAHR, Germany — Dew-dampened branches tug at our clothing and weathered graywacke and slate rock crumble beneath our feet as we climb a …

Karl Marx
Wine & Spirits

Wine detective finds 100-year-old vintages for buyers on a tight budget

Wine connoisseurs on a tight budget are increasingly able to buy vintages dating from the early 20th century for little more than the cost of …

Adi Badenhorst, joker in South Africa’s Swartland wine pack

KALMOESFONTEIN, South Africa, Jan 5 — He mixed his first wine at 13 and today Adi Badenhorst is one of a group of passionate young winemakers who …

Wine

Wine News

The latest Georgia has to offer...<p>Well loved as a holiday destination, this volcanic Mediterranean island…<p>Stephen Brook explores the history of this …

Amy Poehler

Food: The rarely-seen robots that package what we eat

From pancakes to jelly beans, a new breed of intelligent robots are preparing our food, discovers Veronique Greenwood, and it can be a dazzling sight.<p>Last July, while touring a jelly bean factory, I came upon a startling sight. Over a conveyor belt, a large robot spider danced over packets of …

Robotics

Albariño: Spain's hidden wine treasure

Albariño is a wine with a story it has waited centuries to tell us.<p>The grape has grown in Galicia on the northwestern coast ofSpain, and neighboring Portugal, for about 900 years. But only in the last several years has it become a favorite of U.S. sommeliers, who love its crispness and …

India Gradually Acquires a Taste for Wine

Although whiskey remains the top choice for most Indians when they reach for an alcoholic drink, the country is gradually acquiring a taste for wine. …

India

Grape Geneticist Dr. Carole Meredith On Her Life Among the Vines

<b>For 22 years, Dr. Carole Meredith was a professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California at Davis.</b> And for 22 …

Rethinking the Tasting Note

<b>"This first wine is a fighter; he's loud. The second wine is pensive; she has a dark side."</b> This past Saturday, as I led a seminar in Chevy Chase, …

Scarlett Johansson

Daibo Dreamed of Coffee - Roads & Kingdoms

It sounds like white noise, a gentle static barely perceptible over the din of Tokyo traffic that flashes by two floors below. But as you sit there …

PUNCH | Santorini Rediscovers Its Forgotten Wines

When Homer famously wrote of the “wine-dark sea”—a poetic turn of phrase that recurs throughout the <i>Illiad</i> and the <i>Odyssey</i>—he didn’t specify the kind …

Saving the Sun for Winter

“It’s a good thing that it’s cold and cloudy today,” Sirbuland Andrabi said as we shook off the raindrops from our clothes. Indeed, banks of dark …

In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.

Hiking

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Royal Navy

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Mexico's exciting new wine trail: Valle de Guadalupe

Some call Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe, in Baja California, the new Napa – but a tour of its wineries, hotels and restaurants shows that it is very much its own place<p>Vineyards and vintners<p>A couple of hours from downtown San Diego, just across the Mexican border, lies the Valle de Guadalupe, a place …

Friuli Meets California: The Wines of Arbe Garbe

You can take the boy out of Friuli, but you can't take the Friuli out of the boy. One quick flash of his boyish smile and it's easy to understand the …