Vinography

By Alder Yarrow | Flip through the world of wine.

Drinking Out Loud

Professor Kevin Pogue is a geologist at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Whitman is a small, private liberal-arts college that is well-regarded …

Wine

Wine Country fires: A deadly inferno’s first hours

His crew had just finished putting out a grass fire when Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner’s radio crackled at about 10 p.m.<p>“We’ve got a fire at …

Santa Rosa

Why Attica’s Somm Jane Lopes Is Mixing Wine and Decanting Champagne

For Lopes, a perfect pairing isn’t always found in one wine alone, so the American expat keeps things interesting by mixing different wines in the …

Sparkling Wine

'We Always Rise.' California Winemakers Are Determined to Rebuild After Fires

Napa winemaker Clayton Kirchhoff drove down a winding road this week, past singed power lines swinging in the air and houses that had been reduced to …

Wine

Wine Country fire: Huddled in pool amid blaze, wife dies in husband’s arms

As fire raged all around them and smoke choked their lungs, Carmen and Armando Berriz had no choice but to cling to one another while immersed in a swimming pool behind their rented house on the north edge of Santa Rosa.<p>They held on through the long hours of the night, until the flames that had …

Good News

Tanker driver siphoned off thousands of litres of wine – report

A tanker driver was arrested last week after allegedly siphoning off several thousand litres of wine into a basement on his parents' property near …

A boiling river of wine runs through a fire-ravaged Santa Rosa winery

A photographer captured a haunting image of a boiling stream of wine on Tuesday at a Santa Rosa winery scorched by fire.<p>Josh Edelson says he was walking the fire-ravaged grounds of Paradise Ridge Winery with the owner when he noticed a large plastic container, about three-feet-by-three-feet in …

Wine

Five Common Wine Myths, Debunked

The sommeliers of the New York restaurants in Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group recently put on a dinner to debunk some commonly held wine myths.<p>Given the number of erroneous beliefs about wine that persist, this could have been an epic feast lasting for weeks. But Daniel Johnnes, Dinex’s wine director, …

Restaurants

How This Entrepreneur From Algeria Keeps Disrupting The French Wine Scene

Philippe Raoux is a precise and relaxed man. He dresses impeccably and organizes his sentences—as well as his office and estate—tastefully. Despite being shorn away from his native land in youth, then scoffed at by a small clique of neighbors, he consistently and affably transforms the Médoc wine …

Wine

Australia's secret wine cellars and collections

<b>From the outskirts of Mount Gambier to a pub in the Adelaide Hills, you can find world-class wine in the most unexpected places.</b><p>I've long held the …

Wine

Natural Wine Movement Finds a Lively Hub in Copenhagen

In a wine shop called Rodder & Vin in the Norrebro neighborhood, two men were talking about natural wine. They sounded like music geeks in a record shop discussing who was a better frontman for AC/DC. They weren’t just talking about sommeliers and natural winemakers, but particular sommeliers and …

Copenhagen

Thieves steal 800 glasses and a wine barrel during wedding

Thieves have stolen 800 glasses and a wine barrel from outside an Oxford church after a wedding.<p>The glasses, which were a mixture of tumblers, …

Weddings

Bill Foley is on the move again, looking to expand his Sonoma wine empire

Billionaire Bill Foley’s formula for success? Start from scratch, put the pedal to the metal and go big.As a corporate attorney, he took over a …

Sonoma County

Two sommeliers in Singapore prove that age is just a number

SINGAPORE: Mason and Alexander might sound like the name of a speakeasy you vaguely glossed over on Instagram and made a mental note to visit when …

Wine

Burgundy’s Surprising Harvest

Yields are expected to equal or better than those of the last five years.<p>Despite springtime frost that affected parts of the Mâcon, Côte Chalonnaise …

Soviet Union

Tasting some Japanese wines from the Hokkaido region

Today I got to taste some Japanese wines, as part of a tasting for Yamamoto Akihiko’s www.winereport.jp publication.These wines are all from …

Champagne

Six Degrees of Rajat Parr

There’s a joke often told in wine circles that if you ask Rajat Parr if he’s had the ’89, the reply will be “1889 or 1989?” If you hear him speak …

Wine

Wine: Bottled Poetry or Ticking Timebomb? | Wine News & Features

Last week, during an uninspiring lunch break I made myself an Asian laksa cup-a-soup.<p>The day was as dreary as the scenario I've just painted, and the …

Scientific Research

Eben Sadie shows his wines and describes his philosophy (with video)

[Eben Sadie, in a suit, in the glam surroundings of the Lanesborough Hotel in London. Fortunately even these can't keep him down. He was his usual …

South Africa

Is wine an art or a science?

That was the essay question I chose to answer in the final paper of the 2011 Master of Wine theory examination. I simply wrote:<p><i>Neither. It is a drink.</i><p>…

Wine

​1947 – a magically faulty vintage

<i>12 October 2017 We're making this article free to provide a bit of vicarious enjoyment of the ancients.</i><p><i>9 October 2017 Jan-Erik Paulson of specialist</i> …

Vintage

English vineyards worth visiting

<i>Elisabeth Else and Ian Hardwick of winecellardoor.co.uk take us on a tour of some visitor-friendly vineyards in England and Wales.</i><p>Visiting vineyards, …

Wine

SevenFifty Daily’s Guide to Wine Education | SevenFifty Daily

The demand for education in the beverage sector—especially wine—is high, with more program providers popping up across the country and classes …

Education

The Sparkling Nomad

Andrew Davis believes in bubbles. More specifically, he believes in the potential for sparkling wine from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, home of cool …

Sparkling Wine

PUNCH | Will We Let Santorini Be More Than Just a Source for “Beach Wines”?

To many of us, the island of Santorini conjures images that could be cut from a cringe-worthy vacation episode of <i>The</i> <i>Kardashians</i>: luxury villas and …

United States

Middle Eastern wine update

<i>A shorter version of this article is published by the</i> Financial Times. <i>See also my recent</i> <i>tasting notes</i> <i>on relevant wines.</i><p>Until now I have been only too …

Wine

Napa wine tour operator killed by police on I-80 in Emeryville

A man who died after exchanging gunfire with police officers on Interstate 80 in Emeryville on Wednesday has been identified as 45-year-old Demilo …

Policing

The Sideways Curse Has Lifted: Merlot Is Having a Comeback

Merlot was once the fan-favorite red grape and wine. Then came 2004 hit movie <i>Sideways</i>, in which Miles, the pinot-noir-loving main character, trashes …

Napa Valley

Revisiting Parker’s cork prediction

<b>What 10 years of consumer data on closure preferences tells us about complex systems</b>A couple of weeks ago I was an invited speaker at the 250th …

Wine