Vinography

By Alder Yarrow | Flip through the world of wine.

The New Rules of Pairing Wine with Sushi

What works with the Japanese staple? More than you might think.<p>When Garrett Smith, beverage director of NYC’s acclaimed omakase den Sushi Nakazawa, serves red wine alongside chef Daisuke’s artful nigiri, he still sees diners recoil in surprise. “A common phrase I hear is, ‘I don’t want to break any …

Food

Something to Wine About: The mystique of Bordeaux

Wine writer Linda Delmonico Prussen peels away the pretentiousness surrounding one of France’s most revered wines.

Bordeaux Wine

On Wine and Europe

It is hard to think of wine and not think of Europe and its influence on wine and the people who drink it. So profound is Europe’s impact, it hardly …

China's Millennials Up Their Wine Consumption as They Buy More Online

Chinese millennials are getting more adventurous when it comes to wine—and they’re drinking more of it, according to a new survey by market research …

Asia

PUNCH | Should a Wine List Change Daily?

“The experience of ordering wine off a big list in a restaurant is a little like shopping for a car,” says Taylor Parsons, wine director at …

Food & Dining

Resurrecting the Original Sparkling Wine | Wine News & Features

Wines with a fizzy character have existed since France was known as Gaul, and were first recorded more than 2000 years ago by the Roman author Pliny …

Sparkling wine

Winemaker Joel Peterson’s passion project is Once Future Wine

Peterson said he had originally envisioned Ravenswood as a small winery making vineyard designated, handmade Burgundian wines. But in those days, …

California wine

The (Not So New) Wines of Greece

• 100s of articles and videos by the country's best wine writers<br>• Over 115,000 reviews from Canada's top professional wine critics<br>• Find the best wines in …

Wine professor Denis Dubourdieu dies

<b>Professor Denis Dubourdieu, one of the most respected winemakers and wine researchers of his generation, has died in Bordeaux.</b>Denis Dubourdieu spares …

College & University

New Jersey Shores Up Its Rising Wine Status

EVERY GREAT ROAD trip needs a theme song, and “I’m from New Jersey,” by John Gorka, was just the right tune for my recent Garden State wine tour. The lyrics capture the spirit of the vintners I met, some of whom used the same words to describe themselves: “New Jersey people, they will surprise you …

New Jersey

Bodegas Torres reintroduces ancestral red grape uncovered 20 years ago

Catalonian wine giant Bodegas Torres is reintroducing the red variety Moneu after the vines were destroyed by phylloxera two centuries ago.<p>The …

Drinking

Wine without waste: De Bortoli aims to be Australia's first zero-waste winery

One of Australia’s biggest family-owned wineries wants to become the country’s first zero-waste wine producer, and has invested more than $15m to achieve this goal.<p>De Bortoli Wines, which has wineries at four sites in two states, has already cut the amount of waste it disposes to landfill from 300 …

Impact Investing

Assert your 21st Amendment Freedom by Transcribing Wine Label History

A wine label from the 1950s in the Maynard Amerine collection at UC Davis (courtesy UC Davis University Library)<p>More than 5,000 wine labels at the …

Jefford on Niedermorschwihr

The tasting room lies at the back of the house, at the top of a flight of steps. Jean Boxler’s wife Sylvie welcomed me. I waited: a pretty, light …

Alsace

The Wine Industry May Not Be at the Conventions, but It's Watching | News | News & Features

Presidential candidates used to be able to win their party’s nomination by courting bigwigs over drinks at the bar outside the convention hall. …

Wine & Spirits

Taittinger drops bid to be French president - report

<b>Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger</b> has said that he is pulling out of the race to be French president, according to comments reported widely in the France …

Champagne

Saving Sylvaner

Wine lovers, let’s help save a grape. It’s not quite on its last legs, but it’s misunderstood, and our obsession with ratings and blind tasting is …

Drinking

As social media tool’s parent plans to exit wine, Napa Valley tech players plan comeback

NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | July 18, 2016, 5:55AM<p>| Updated 2 hours ago.<p>As the wine business has been slowly moving farther into engaging consumers …

San Francisco Bay Area

Couples that drink together stay together

Couples with similar drinking habits are more likely to have a happier relationship, with the benefits of mutual drinking greater among wives, …

Marriage

Wine wars: Fury and arson in the vineyards of southern France

A wine war has erupted in southwestern France where angry claims of fraud and skulduggery involving "foreign" grapes have boiled over into violent action in the summer sun.<p>Staff at the Jean Gleizes domain in central Ouveillan, outside Narbonne are still in shock after the wine domain's tasting …

War

Fifty years ago, Robert Mondavi transformed Napa Valley — and American wine

Fifty years ago this month, the landscape of Napa Valley changed when Robert Mondavi opened his winery along California Route 29 in Oakville. The winery’s Mission-style archway quickly became an iconic symbol of California wine, and Mondavi and those who worked with him forged a revolution not only …

California wine

Sunset magazine names Paso Robles best wine country town in the West

If you want to find the most adventurous town in the West, head to Park City, Utah. And if you crave a quality food escape, Portland, Ore., is the place to go.<p>These most recent recommendations come from Sunset Travel Awards 2016, which were announced Wednesday. The magazine’s editors consider …

Travel (Canada)

Sulphur in wine: friend or foe?

Since the beginning of this century, virtually all wine labels have advertised the fact that the wine “contains sulphites”. What does this …

UK News

Hungary's Tokaj wine region revives Jewish heritage

MÁD, Hungary (Reuters) - Two plaques put up in the village of Mád last month commemorate the important role Jewish families played in making Hungary's golden Tokaj wine, most of whom perished in the Holocaust.<p>The plaques mark another step in Hungary on a painful journey in coming to terms with the …

Hungary

A rosé wine primer for beginners, experts and weirdos

What is there to “know” about rosé wines? Grape juice, bled or blended or vinified pink, liberally applied on hot sunny days, made to chill, glug, repeat? Well, yes, that’s about it. Except that the market for rosé, once a trickle, is now a flood so massive it’s practically biblical. And just like …

Food

France Wine Output Drops as Hail, Frost Hit Champagne, Burgundy

France’s wine production may decline to its lowest level in three years after spring frost and hailstorms wiped out grapes from Champagne to Burgundy …

Wine & Spirits

A Fresh Wave of Startups Is Driving Wine Buying Into the 21st Century | Motherboard

Wine is often seen as this mysterious beverage that can only be drunk with the proper food, stemware, and pretension. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The only befuddling aspect of wine is trying to find a place to purchase interesting bottles without breaking the bank. Luckily the internet …

Drinking

Chinese officials seize Lulu Island Winery shipments, investigate Canadian operator

John Chang, the president of Lulu Island Winery, is being investigated by Chinese customs officials, who have reportedly alleged the high-profile …

Veuve Goes Back to the Wood | Wine News & Features

Champagne house Veuve Clicquot has just launched its 2008 vintage, the first vintage for 50 years to use oak-aged wine in the blend.<p>The 2008 is chef …

Veuve Clicquot