Vinography

By Alder Yarrow | Flip through the world of wine.

Consumer expert Paul Mabray on why data is key for wine's future

There are few real visionaries in the world of wine, but software and consumers insights expert, Paul Mabray, is one of them. Here he sets out, …

Wine

Duckhorn Wine Company Acquires Central Coast Icon Calera Wine Company

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – August 15, 2017 – Duckhorn Wine Company (“DWC”), which includes Duckhorn Vineyards, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Migration, Decoy and …

Startups

With new To Kalon brand, Constellation revives legendary Napa wine dispute

The battle over Napa Valley’s most contested two words — To Kalon — rages on.<p>Is To Kalon a place? A brand? A historical landmark? Certainly it’s a …

Wine

Why wine communications continues to suck by Reka Haros

When were you last swept away by a piece of wine advertising? Compared to other drinks categories we continue to push education and not emotion as …

Wine

The perils of wine groupthink

Despite many people’s belief to the contrary, the plural of anecdote is not data; it’s anecdata, a term that’s as helpfully meaningless as the kind …

Wine

Wine and teeth revisited

<i>17 August 2017 For today's Throwback Thursday, we revisit a popular topic, one that we first tackled in detail in 2004, as you will see if you click</i> …

Wine

Vintage-dated gifts

<i>A shorter version of this article is published by the</i> Financial Times. <i>See also L'Archiviste's VDNs in 2017.</i><p>Looking for a bottle to give as a present? …

Madeira

Can One Man Change the Way an Entire City Thinks About Wine?

The first thing I notice about Patrick Cappiello is how fast he talks. We’re sitting in Rebelle, his Michelin-starred restaurant on New York City’s …

Restaurants

Why Dan Aykroyd’s Wine Cellar Is Empty

The legendary actor and funny man talks about his signature cocktails, his favorite bars, and why he keeps running out of vino.<p><b>How did you go from acting to running Crystal Head Vodka?</b> “The reason I got into the whole business was because I just wanted a better Margarita at my dockside in the …

Dan Aykroyd

Alsatian Wines Strike a Balance of Dry and Sweet

EPFIG, France — The Muenchberg vineyard outside this small town is considered one of the best in Alsace. It’s among several dozen in the region that have earned the status of grand cru, vineyards from which the wines have the potential to transcend the qualities of the grapes to express the …

pour

In the Yakima Valley, Serious Wines and Sweeping Vistas

Travelers to the Pacific Northwest are sometimes lured by postcard promises of orca whales or the Space Needle against a backdrop of lofty peaks. But what too few tourists learn is this: The massive dome of Mount Rainier — arguably the showiest of Washington State’s majestic Cascades — is best …

Washington State

Where Does Wine Really Come From?

Europe was relatively late to the game when it comes to winemaking, and the original inventors of our favorite fermented beverage are staging a …

Wine

The year inCalifornia wine

Wine has always been a product of the elements. Just not quite like this.<p>As of this summer, Scheid Vineyards of south Monterey County powers its vast …

California Wine

Jefford: The Guerrilla Guide to Wine – Part Two

Read the second chapter of Andrew Jefford’s four-part August wine series ... for absolute beginners. This week, it's the guerrilla guide to making …

Food

Sacred land in Burgundy

Aubert de Villaine does not look his age at all. Alert eyes, an almost light-footed step, his handshake is surprisingly firm given his slender, wiry …

Wine

Fine wine investment: Parker’s impact

There is a debate ongoing about the impact of Robert Parker’s retirement on fine wine prices and it is time, perhaps, to do a little bit of analysis …

Wine

California wine, I was wrong about you. I’m sorry…

The bunches in the photo above are from the Stolpman winery’s Angeli vineyard, where the family grows one of its top wines, the Ballard Canyon AVA …

California Wine

Pinot Noir's Next Big Thing

The great grapes of Burgundy have found a rather surprising new home, <b>James Lawrence</b> argues.

Food

Drinking Out Loud

It’s not too much of a reach—if it’s one at all—to say that words applied to wine are fraught, freighted, polarizing. Really, it’s more pronounced …

Wine

Why expensive wine appears to taste better

Price labels influence our liking of wine: The same wine tastes better to participants when it is labeled with a higher price tag. Scientists from …

Wine

Wine could help solve writer’s block, says study

A glass of wine or a pint of beer can help your creative juices flowing, suggests research from Austria.<p>For years, writers have claimed that there is …

Creativity

Red Blotch Rising

They thought it was leaf roll disease.<p>Since at least the early 2000s, a virus had been creeping through California vineyards. Certain vines started …

Wine

Duckhorn Buys Central Coast Pinot Noir Pioneer Calera | News | News & Features

Napa Valley–based Merlot specialist Duckhorn Wine Company has purchased Calera, one of the Central Coast’s best-known Pinot Noir producers, from …

Food

Strange tales: wine drinking elephants, part one

Elephants have a known taste for alcohol but what would it take to get one ‘drunk’ in the wild, and is the old folktale about their liking for …

Wildlife

Winemaking ideologies, my contribution to the Texsom debate

Yesterday at Texsom I took part in a discussion on winemaking ideologies, with a very good panel. Each of us was asked to prepare something to say, …

Ideology

Why Are Sommeliers Making Wine?

At a moment when sommeliers are landing feature-length film documentaries and glossy magazine photo shoots, and being hailed as “rock stars,” a …

Italian Wine

Alcoholism And Addiction In the Wine Industry: A Candid Perspective From A Master Of Wine

This week we’re returning to the ongoing series about staying healthy on the job, when “on the job” in the wine industry often means drinking alcohol on a frequent basis, socializing for many hours a day, and indulging in luxurious meals.<p>The first two posts in the series considered two distinctly …

The Port wine time bomb

The Douro industry can look very gentlemanly from the outside, and so it was like throwing a bomb into the Factory House sitting room when Adrian …

Wine

The Tasting Group That Launched the L.A. Wine Scene

When 89-year-old restaurateur Marvin Zeidler got interested in wine in the late 1950s, the wine part of the dining scene in Los Angeles was almost …

Los Angeles