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Surprise Awaits You in Santa Barbara Wine Country

<i>Surprise Awaits You in Santa Barbara Wine Country</i><p>The hit 2004 film <i>Sideways</i> put Santa Barbara’s Wine Country on the map. After the success of the …

Sparkling Wines From Oregon: What It Takes To Make A Name In Bubbly

American sparkling wine has been growing in importance and prestige for years, and one of the hottest segments within the category is bubbly from Oregon. This makes sense, given the increasingly open-minded American wine-drinking public, and the proliferation of retailers and beverage directors at …

Wine & Spirits

The Best Courses to Help You Land a Job in Wine

Looking to get a leg up in the wine world? Here's a crash course in the various classes that will help you out.<p>If you’ve heard that working in the …

Hawke's Bay: home of New Zealand's big red wines | wine-pages

This is a two-part tasting feature on the wines of the 2014 vintage in Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. In part I – The Chardonnays of Hawke’s Bay – I …

So You Wanna Be a Wine Judge.Com

Hello! And welcome to So You Wanna Be a Wine Judge.Com!, your online wine judge certification program. Once you complete this simple online course, …

Wine

New Zealand wine guide - Wine regions - Guides - Wine World & News

<b>Still a baby when compared with other regions, New Zealand has quickly earned a reputation for top-quality wine.</b><p>New Zealand might be a relative …

Top Wine Stories of 2017

In 2017, the world watched as natural disaster after natural disaster befell the world. <i>Wine Spectator</i> reported on how the hurricanes in Texas, …

Wine

Find the Best Champagne on Any Budget

Need to load up on bubbly, but clueless about cost and quality? Not to worry! Here’s how to find the best Champagne and sparkling wine for every …

Wine

Forgotten Spain: Valencia

Rioja, Priorat, Ribera del Duero, Montsant… Valencia? If that last word sticks a bit in the throat, it’s either because you inherently know it …

Wine Challenge: Our Bi-Weekly Quiz

Quizzes

How Climate Change and 'Smoke Taint' Could Kill Napa Wine

Nick Goldschmidt has been lucky so far. A wildfire has burned more than 8,000 acres just north of his vineyards in Geyserville, California, but so …

Bodegas, bars and beyond: where to drink wine in Madrid

After decades of waning wine consumption, Spaniards are starting to rediscover the beverage they are famous for exporting. This renewed interest in <i>vino</i> has expanded offerings around Madrid, a city serving up both veteran bodegas and stylish wine bars.<p>To try more varieties than the smattering of …

Tokaj Part 1: Sweet Relevance

Personally, I remember a similar situation in 1992 to 1993 when we were changing five percent of the area during the privatization. Today, we are …

Find a Wealth of Value and Variety in Portugal’s Wines

Portugal has long been known for high-quality wines at modest prices. Across five styles, we show you the best deals—all 90 points or higher—to watch …

How to Write the Best Ever Wine Tasting Note

Writing is a cathartic exercise. The same can be said about tasting wine. Amazing things will happen when the two practices are merged. Tasting notes …

Wine & Spirits

Chateau Changyu: a growing taste for Chinese wine

A few miles outside Xi’an, the city of Emperor Qin’s terracotta warriors, the guide on a tour bus filled with Italian wine professionals pointed across a bleak plain shadowed by empty towerblocks to a medieval castle with crenellated towers. We were touring the estates of the Yantai Changyu Pioneer …

Wine

Fine wine investment: Parker’s impact

There is a debate ongoing about the impact of Robert Parker’s retirement on fine wine prices: will Neal Martin ever hold the same influence as the …

Why Spain’s Rioja Is the Wine Region to Visit Now

In La Rioja, a small region huddled around the Ebro River Valley in northern Spain, it’s easy to feel a little dazed—and it is not just the un-ending supply of great local wine that lends itself to such slow shaking of the head, such squinting of the eyes. It’s also the scenery: Those rows of …

How to Photograph a Bottle of Wine

Photographing a bottle of wine is all about a shot that accentuates the product and makes it look enticing. The setup doesn’t have to be complicated. …

Wine

US bourbon producers warn of financial damage if EU retaliates against Trump threat

The US bourbon industry has warned that its business and consumers around the world will be harmed if the European Union acts on a retaliatory threat to target American whiskey exports.<p>At the G20 summit in Hamburg on Friday, the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said that if the …

Whiskey

2012 Westerhold Estate Pinot Noir Bennett Valley

<b>92 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate</b><p>"These are limited production wines, but the star is the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate, a blend of four …

2016 Jacob’s Creek Reserve Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

<b>Score: 90+/100</b><p>Score 90/100<p><b>This Chardonnay wine from South Australia was fermented with a combination of natural and inoculated yeast to impart more</b> …

Chardonnay

Spain's Most Wanted Wines

If you think you know what the most searched-for Spanish wines are, you're probably right.

Robotics

Five Myths of Winemaking

Despite thousands of years of winemaking history, we’re still refining our understanding of the myriad factors leading any given wine to taste and …

What Can Prevent Alzheimer's? Here's What the Evidence Shows

Few things are really proven to delay memory loss. Here are the best bets.<p>There’s no strong evidence that anything prevents Alzheimer’s disease, but a few common-sense practices may help delay memory loss, a panel of experts said Thursday.<p>They include controlling high blood pressure, regular …

Dementia

Discovering the Wines of Australia

Ben Shewry moved from his home of New Zealand to Australia about 20 years ago. A young chef, he came to study, train, and learn. He was amazed by the …

Your Guide to Becoming an Expert on Sparkling Wine

From Prosecco and Cava to vintage Champagne, learn to understand the differences among sparkling wines, how they're made, and how to choose the right …