Vinography

By Alder Yarrow | Flip through the world of wine.

Duckhorn Wine Co. sold to private equity firm

The same company that invested in vitaminwater, popchips, Muscle Milk and Smashbox Cosmetics is the new owner of the Napa Valley's Duckhorn Wine …

Private Equity

Scientists identify enzyme that gives aged wine its alluring aroma

Brooks Hays<br>SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- New research reveals the enzyme responsible for the alluring scent of aged wine.

Atoms

These Are the Must-Have Amenities for Luxe Wine Cellars Right Now

When somebody brags about his wine cellar, do you picture a cold, damp, cobwebby underground space that’s so dark you can barely spy bottles by the …

Wine Cellars

Jefford on Monday: Beyond best

<b>Andrew Jefford compares fine wine pricing to Paul Pogba's £89 million transfer to Manchester United and explains why he's throwing in the towel on</b> …

Can Scientific Rigor Describe Wine Terroir?

Wine critic David Schildknecht speaking at the XI International Terroir Congress.<p><i>McMinnville, Ore.—</i>What does <i>terroir</i> mean in an age of big data and …

Wine & Spirits

[WINE TREND] Korea’s budding winemaking scene

[THE INVESTOR] YEONGCHEON, North Gyeongsang Province – Popular wines in Korea are mainly sourced from countries such as

How small can a vineyard go?

The oldest such vineyard is in Vienna, having been established as far back as 500 BC, with a total of 1,512 acres, producing a wide range of …

San Francisco Bay Area

Michigan Native Michael Schmelzer Has Shaken Up Chianti Classico

The Schmelzer family, originally from Michigan, purchased the Chianti Classico estate Monte Bernardi in 2003. The vineyards are situated in the …

Wine & Spirits

How Wineries Are Getting Sold And Still Keeping Their Souls

Making wine may be one of the most romantic and evocative of all professions, but the reality is that it’s brutally difficult to earn a reliable living, and often subject to the whims of forces beyond anyone’s control. Even producers that have been crafting excellent wine for several generations …

Wine & Spirits

What Retailers Like in Wine Packaging

Curtis Mann, the wine, beer and spirits buyer for Raley's Supermarkets, (left) and Gary Fisch, owner of Gary's Wine and Marketplace and Debbie …

Drinking

Millennials: Fishing the $1.62 trillion pond

With the latest Kantar Worldpanel data revealing that year-on-year household spend on wine is down -2.2% per transaction, the necessity of engaging a …

Speakers say unlocking biochar’s potential will aid agriculture

Eric Mortenson/Capital Press<p>Raymond Baltar, with the Sonoma Ecology Center, said dead timber can be used to make biochar. Applied to ag land, biochar …

Agriculture

Hail-hit French winemakers allowed to buy in grapes

• Rule revived as hail and frost play havoc with 2016 harvest<br>• Winemakers question whether policy is workable<br>• French agriculture minister pledges ‘full …

Grapes

Germany's organic vineyards hit by climate change

Going organic can make vineyards more resilient to climate change. But this summer, warm, wet weather in Germany has brought an infection farmers say they cannot effectively fight without synthetic chemicals.<p>Jörg Belz knows how to find relief from the blazing sun. He leads the way to a shady spot …

Organic Products

Do California Chardonnays Age Well?

Being a lover of wine means living with “maybe” and “sometimes” and “under certain circumstances.” If you want absolutes, drink Coca-Cola. Over the …

California

The Gray Report: New TV show based on Rudy Kurniawan could be big for Bordeaux and all wine

John Cho<p>USA network, home of Mr. Robot, is developing a wine TV drama that sounds like a fictionalized version of Rudy Kurniawan's story.<p>Variety …

Bordeaux Wine

Rating the future of wine sales in post-scoring world

Wine distributer Harry Root prepares a promotional blind tasting event to educate local servers and sommeliers. (Brad Nettles/Staff) 12/16/15<p>Wine …

South Carolina

PUNCH | What is the Quintessential Summer Red Wine?

If you’re gathered in deep Brooklyn to taste a bunch of red wine on a summer afternoon, what you clearly want is a temperature somewhere north of 90 …

Top 40 Under 40 Taste Makers 2016 | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

We've received your email address, and soon you will start getting exclusive offers and news from Wine Enthusiast.<p>Now you'll be the first to hear …

Food & Dining

Are celebrity wine-makers destroying an ancient art?

The wave of celebrities who dabble in winemaking, led by the likes of Trudy and Sting, Angelina and Brad, is turning tidal. Summer brought the launch …

History

A retailer’s legacy: Influencing Robert Parker and legitimizing California wines

The Washington region lost a wine luminary last weekend with the passing of Ruth Bassin at age 89. She was the owner of Addy Bassin’s MacArthur Beverages, a premium wine store she and her husband, Addy, founded in 1957 on MacArthur Boulevard in the District’s Palisades neighborhood and known to …

California

Bagehot: The 2016 vintage

BagehotThe 2016 vintage<p>Forget the Olympics. Wine should guide Britain’s approach to Brexit<p>From the print edition | Britain<p>Aug 25th 2016, 15:47<p>“I …

European News

Bad weather takes toll on French wine production

<b>French wine production is likely to be 10% lower this year than in 2015 because of frosty weather in spring and a heatwave now, officials say.</b><p>A …

Wine & Spirits

Wrecking Crew of Wine | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

What do “Good Vibrations,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “You Send Me,” “Be My Baby,” “Unchained Melody” and “Mrs. Robinson” have in …

Rock Music

The Story Behind Crémant d’Alsace | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Happy Birthday, Crémant d’Alsace! This lively sparkler from northeastern France turns 40 today, so what better way to celebrate than to pop some …

Alsace

The Disastrous $45 Million Fall of a High-End Wine Scammer

Premier Cru’s John Fox got his clients rare vintages at deep discounts when they purchased cases on “pre-arrival.” Then a few too many failed to …

Fraud

How the wine label became an art form

With the wine industry estimated to be worth US$303 billion annually, winemakers have been raising their game in an effort to grab our attention in …

Chinese art

New TV drama 'Connoisseur' to focus on fake fine wine - report

Star Trek’s <b>John Cho</b> has been lined up to play the lead character in the series, named <b>Connoisseur</b>, according to US publication <i>Variety</i>. NBC is set to …

TV

Wine In Kegs: This Time, Are They Here To Stay?

Wine in kegs is an ancient concept that has been ongoing in many parts of Europe. In fact, before Prohibition, it was not unusual in the U.S. to find refillable wooden kegs at bars and even in retail shops . After Repeal of Prohibition kegs were discouraged by a combination of confusing laws across …

Stainless Steel