Vinography

By Alder Yarrow | Flip through the world of wine.

Increased Competition for Labor Leaves Wine Hanging

The numbers don’t lie: there has been a steady loss off immigrant labor back across the Mexican border for the past 10 years, and it’s creating a …

Wine

A Napa Cabernet Game Changer

What will the sale of Schrader Cellars to Constellation Brands mean for Napa's most storied vineyard?<p>Constellation's purchase of Schrader Cellars …

Napa Valley

No simple solutions for Sonoma’s glut of downtown wine-tasting rooms

<b>(1 of )</b> Vine Alley on East Napa St. hosts the largest concentration of tasting rooms in the city of Sonoma. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)<p><b>(2</b> …

Wine

Adult Beverage Retailers Need to Be VERY SCARED of the Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods

Bezos does not make mistakes. We, regular people, we make mistakes. I am not going to gasp at $13.7B price tag. I am not in the camp that it was …

eCommerce

The Magic Behind Napa's Mountain Grown Wines

By Igor Sill<p><i>“Wine is one of the most civilized and natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, offering a greater</i> …

Wine

Drinking Out Loud

Let me not dance around the bush: The greatest wines today are not, paradoxical as this may sound, the so-called great wines. This conviction has for …

New Zealand

FDA Begins Winery Inspections

Inspectors from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration are likely to inspect bottling lines for possible contamination.<p><i>San Rafael, Calif.—</i>Wine law …

Antonio Galloni's Napa Valley Guide | Architectural Digest

Antonio Galloni, tech entrepreneur and arguably today's top oenophile, shares his must-visit vineyards, art collections, and restaurants<p>For American wine critic and Napa expert Antonio Galloni, being a sole advocate for the taste and craft behind the world’s best wines was never enough. “The mere …

Napa Valley

Waiter, waiter: please don’t tell me my wine ISN’T corked!

Last week, while touring vineyards and tasting with winemakers in northern California, I stopped into a popular restaurant for a before-dinner glass …

Food

The True Story of To-Kalon Vineyard

<b>Prior to the turn of the 20th Century, there was a winery in Napa Valley which used the name ‘Tokalon’… That winery was sold off in parcels during</b> …

Wine

Château Montrose Owner Buys Clos Rougeard | News | News & Features

Martin and Olivier Bouygues, owners of Bordeaux second-growth Château Montrose in St.-Estèphe, have acquired the fabled Loire Valley domaine Clos …

Grapes

The Best Wine Vacation You’ll Take All Year is to the Finger Lakes

Most people immediately think of Napa when considering U.S. wine vacations, but it’s time to look to the other coast: Finger Lakes wineries in …

Grapes

Old World consistency, New World adventure offer two approaches to wine-making

Again, I find myself thinking about polarities, specifically tradition versus progress. It shows up everywhere – certainly in politics right now. …

Portland, ME

Hallowed Halls

<b>Hallowed Halls</b><br>PAUILLAC, FRANCE: Candles light the way in the caves at Château Lafite Rothschild, which has been owned by the Rothschild family since …

Photography

The Inner Circle

<b>The Inner Circle</b><br>POMEROL, FRANCE: A cobblestone couryard decorates the estate at Château Pétrus on Bordeaux's Right Bank. The wines of Pomerol have …

Photography

Take a Ride with the California Rhone Rangers

There is more to life than Cabernet, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It's quite easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to wine, mostly because the rut …

Freak hail storm hits Napa Valley vineyards

Hail stones the size of walnuts peppered north California over the weekend, causing bewilderment and consternation among Napa Valley winemakers.<p>Freak …

Anson: Bordeaux négociant system in flux

Several Bordeaux merchants are under increasing pressure to find capital, and some have been brought to the brink of revolt over en primeur price …

France

The lost vine of Chilean Patagonia identified by DNA profiling | Andes Wines Communications - Marketing de Vinos

In 1953, Maria Margarita Mancilla Sánchez left her small village on Lake Puelo (Northern Patagonia, Chile) with her eight young children to establish …

South America

New winery map points to sparkling treasure

Wine lovers from near and far now have a map to help them navigate Nova Scotia’s fast-growing wine country.<p>Called Wines of Nova Scotia, the map …

Wine

Rui Falcao on Madeira, at MUST 2017 — jamie goode's wine blog

Rui Falcao’s presentation at MUST was on Madeira. He began by showing a picture of a bottle of Madeira from 1795, and revealed that most of his great …

Madeira

Tinder Date Serves Up Wine in a Can

Canned wine rears its head again, but this time there's a difference – it's good.

Food

Is It Really So Wrong to Put Ice in Your Wine?

It’s a sweltering summer day and a nice cold glass of wine would taste so great right about now. But there’s a problem: You haven’t had a chance to chill the bottle. Should you go against everything you’ve ever heard and just throw a couple of ice cubes into your wineglass? And, if you do, is it …

Sparkling Wine

Huge wine haul in Chinese smuggling crackdown

Chinese Customs has launched one of its biggest crackdowns on smuggled wines, a move that has led to the discovery of 490 tonnes of contraband worth …

China

Boyd on wine: Introduction to Sicilian wine

There are many things to like about Italy, not the least is the broad selection of wines this sunny peninsula offers wine drinkers.<p>Adventurous wine …

Italian Wine

Château Coutet Discovered the Oldest Bottle of Bordeaux | Architectural Digest

Unearthed in the wine-rich region of southwest France, the bottle dates back to a time before the French Revolution and Napoleon<p>Roughly forty-five minutes east of Bordeaux, France is Château Coutet, one of the regions most historic wineries. Today, the winery is renown for producing some of the …

Bordeaux Wine

Steve Matthiasson Deconstructing Napa Mythologies

<b>Steve Matthiasson is a California winemaker and viticulturalist who is also a leading player in a movement described by wine writer Jon Bonné as "New</b> …

Wine

Constellation in Shock Swoop for Schrader

The huge wine conglomerate takes aim at a super-premium Napa property, but can it increase output?

Napa Valley

Nikola Plenković of Zlatan Otok And The Story of A Croatian Wine Legend

<b>In 1986 Zlatan Plenković started his wine journey on the island of Hvar off Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.</b> Becoming an official winery in 1991, it was …