Vinography

By Alder Yarrow | Flip through the world of wine.

Meet the Hottest New Names in Napa Wine

Scouting the latest must-taste wine projects is a serious Napa Valley sport, and I play the game every time I visit.<p>Earlier this year a hot tip took …

Food & Dining

Late Sunshine Rescues Champagne Harvest | Wine News & Features

A late burst of fine weather saved the harvest as Champagne experienced one of its most complicated growing seasons since the 1950s.<p>Severe spring …

Robotics

Wines To Watch From Spain: Vino de Pago

If you love Spanish wine you may want to study up on the term Vino de Pago. A Vino de Pago is essentially a niche appellation that can only apply to individual vineyards or wine estates—rather than to an entire wine region. Essentially, it’s a way to recognize high-quality, distinct and special …

Spain

Coming soon: 'Chateau Permafrost', wine from Siberia

The very first vineyard planted in 2009. Picture: Vladimir Vagner<p>To many it may seem a strange notion, but wine has been made in this part of Siberia …

Why UK's Naked Wines' US marketing push flopped

Marketing is hard. It’s even harder in new markets.<p>U.K. wine retailer Naked Wines found that out the hard way. Last week, its parent company, …

Jefford: English wine quality nears 'Marlborough moment'

‘A harmless eccentricity has become one of the wine world’s most promising developments.’<p>Where will it all end? On the morning after the UK’s hottest …

Rioja Resists Single-Vineyard Push | Wine News & Features

The wines of Rioja are the result of centuries of knowledge of blending, and it is a grievous mistake to think "a single vineyard should be better …

Robotics

How the Wente Chardonnay Clone Became America's Choice

<b>The Wente wine story began in 1883, with German immigrant C.H. Wente.</b> He learned his craft studying winemaking under Charles Krug in Napa Valley. He …

Grapes (Picked), Workers (Poached), And Other Harvest Updates From Sonoma

Here are two things that happened last week during the grape harvest at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, in Sonoma’s Carneros region. Both are indicators of this moment in the cycle of wine production, but only one points toward the more systemic issue of vineyard labor in northern California.<p>The …

Grapes

Temecula winemakers are sick of the haters. They want to change your mind about SoCal wine

For many wine sophisticates, “Southern California wine” is an oxymoron.<p>The criticisms of the wines, usually produced in Temecula, are vast: They’re too sweet, the aromas are funky, they lack the complexity and flavor found in wines from Napa or even Paso Robles.<p>“When I tell Central Coast winemakers …

Pacific Northwest

Which Wine Apps Actually Help You Choose and Buy the Best Wine?

The new mobile app "Wine Ring" sounds great: With the help of secret, patented algorithms, it can predict whether or not I’ll like a wine before I …

The 300-year-old story of what makes Chianti wine so special

Three hundred years ago on Saturday, Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, issued a decree declaring that chianti wine could only be produced within a …

Wine & Spirits

As wine sales hit record highs, Virginia wineries are in a race for grapes

Early this spring, Afton Mountain Vineyards introduced 120 cases of Albariño, a crisp white wine best paired with seafood.<p>Less than two months later, it was sold out.<p>It was the same story with many of its other summer wines. Rosé? Gone in three months. Gewürztraminer? Gone in four.<p>Employees at the …

Wine & Spirits

Aichi winery helps mentally disabled make a living

How can people with intellectual disabilities stand on their own feet? A winery in central Japan could be the answer.<p>About 40 such mentally disabled …

Wineries

How California built its industry: ‘We sold all the wine ourselves’

In the fall of 1976, a San Francisco medical laboratory scientist named Joel Peterson bought four tons of zinfandel grapes. He made wine by hand, in open-top fermentation tanks, punching down the grapes with a makeshift tool he fashioned himself, using techniques he had learned while apprenticing …

California

North Coast wine growers facing new vineyard wrinkle: SAD

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | September 23, 2016, 3:01PM<p>Harvest time is when grape growers occasionally learn more about their vineyards than they wish to …

How does a wine's color affect what we think of its flavor?

Wine aficionados say that drinking wine involves far more than a simple evaluation of taste. Aroma, temperature and a lovely bottle can all factor into our experience of, say, a Bordeaux. But, what if outside factors like a wine’s color, or even the lighting in the room we drink it in, can actually …

Food & Dining

Every Trick Your Waiter Uses to Rip You Off on Wine | MUNCHIES

Food

In California, Grenache Packs More Than Power

The grenache grape is almost stealthy in its ubiquity. It is grown and made into wine pretty much all over the world, often known by its French name, grenache, but sometimes by the Spanish garnacha.<p>Yet as widespread as grenache is, it’s among the least heralded international grapes. Its greatest …

California

The Science Behind Smoke Tainted Wine | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

In these long days of drought and climate change, wildfires are a constant concern in California’s Central Coast region. The so-called “fire season” …

Wine-Searcher. Human race only please ...

To keep Wine-Searcher running smoothly, we've added some extra security measures to make sure you are a real person and not a robot. Please complete …

Robotics

Sip Thai wine in hills of Hua Hin

September 25, 2016 5:00 AM<br>As a smooth red wine slides over my taste buds, the shrieking calls of monkeys cut through the air, originating from …

Travel

Oregon's Willamette Valley: Wine Country Travel Without the Headaches

WINE-COUNTRY travel can often be better in theory than practice, with overpriced tasting rooms, heavily trafficked highways and crowded restaurants and bars. Does an oenophile’s paradise even exist anymore? While some may pine for the palazzos of Tuscany, for me it’s the Willamette Valley of Oregon.<p>…

Travel

Your Guide to Aged Wines

The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within one to five years. This is a natural law. Producing wines that can sit …

Wine & Spirits

French microalgae may be the answer to key vine diseases

A microalgae found in the sea off Brittany’s coastline can wipe-out key vine diseases with new scientific tests in France showing 100% efficiency in …

Harvesting Grapes in France, With Champagne as Reward

As a wine lover with an active imagination, I’d always pictured the French wine harvest as a cross between “Sideways” and “I Love Lucy,” a sun-drenched bacchanal featuring boozy lunches en plein air, rosy-cheeked peasants crushing fruit with their bare feet, and a bit of insouciant grape …

Champagne

Why Portland’s Best Natural Urban Winery Is Breaking Every Rule in the Book

Portland, OR

China grows wine in space to beat harsh climate

China launched <b>Cabernet Sauvignon</b>, <b>Merlot</b> and <b>Pinot Noir</b> vines into space on a rocket during its mid-autumn festival celebrations on 15 September.<p>As …

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Split: Who Gets the Winery?

Couple reportedly bought the estate for $60 million in 2012.<p>With the news that A-list actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing, rumors will swirl about what led to the demise of their union and how will they split custody of their six young children.<p>But at <i>Fortune</i>, one of the first …

Brad Pitt