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Wine Enthusiast
2 months ago
Wine

What, Exactly, Does 'Dosage' Mean in Wine?

Dosage is a sweet liquid added to sparkling wines for complexity, flavor, and balance. It varies by producer, region, and desired outcome. [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
2 months ago
Wine

This New York-Bred Hybrid Grape Packs a Big Personality

Cayuga grape is highly valued by winemakers for its versatility, high yields, early ripening, and flavor profile, making it a favored choice for white wine blends. [ more ]
Inverse
3 months ago
Wine

The Scientific Reason Winemakers Are Freaking Out About A Warming Planet

Microbes play a crucial role in winemaking by influencing flavor and quality.
Climate change can impact wine production by affecting microbial populations. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
2 months ago
Wine

This New York-Bred Hybrid Grape Packs a Big Personality

Cayuga grape is highly valued by winemakers for its versatility, high yields, early ripening, and flavor profile, making it a favored choice for white wine blends. [ more ]
Inverse
3 months ago
Wine

The Scientific Reason Winemakers Are Freaking Out About A Warming Planet

Microbes play a crucial role in winemaking by influencing flavor and quality.
Climate change can impact wine production by affecting microbial populations. [ more ]
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www.berkeleyside.org
3 months ago
Wine

Richmond's Oest Wines evolves and adapts to change

Oest Wines' Rachis 2021 offers a unique blend, embodying the vision of producing balanced natural wines with depth and character. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Wine

War of the roses: why wine experts are furious about the blush-pink drink

Provencal rose is the classic, rich wine, and the market has been flooded with inferior, pale alternatives leading to a misconception of what makes a good rose. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Wine

Can a Brewery Make Good Wine? These Beer Makers Say Yes.

Craft breweries like Alesong Brewing are venturing into winemaking, creating beer-wine hybrids and expanding their customer base by offering wine options. [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
3 months ago
Wine

Kobayashi's Wines Are Snapped Up Within Hours of Release. Here's Why.

Being a nurse anesthetist by day and an innovative winemaker by harvest, Travis Allen showcases a unique blend of skills and passions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
Wine

White wines with a sense of wonder

Winemakers blend creatively to elevate their wines beyond the norm. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
3 months ago
Wine

Kobayashi's Wines Are Snapped Up Within Hours of Release. Here's Why.

Being a nurse anesthetist by day and an innovative winemaker by harvest, Travis Allen showcases a unique blend of skills and passions. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
Wine

White wines with a sense of wonder

Winemakers blend creatively to elevate their wines beyond the norm. [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
3 months ago
Wine

Hardy, Crisp and Rich: Meet Chardonnay's Hybrid Grape, Chardonel

Chardonel is a hybrid grape with characteristics of both Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, providing a unique flavor profile.
Chardonel thrives in regions with colder climates, making it popular on the East Coast and parts of the Midwest. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
1 month ago
Wine

No Longer 'Fat and Dense': Viognier Has Entered an Era of Elegance

Viognier is a versatile white grape variety that is evolving to produce elegant, diverse wines beyond its traditional reputation. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
3 months ago
Wine

Hardy, Crisp and Rich: Meet Chardonnay's Hybrid Grape, Chardonel

Chardonel is a hybrid grape with characteristics of both Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, providing a unique flavor profile.
Chardonel thrives in regions with colder climates, making it popular on the East Coast and parts of the Midwest. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
1 month ago
Wine

No Longer 'Fat and Dense': Viognier Has Entered an Era of Elegance

Viognier is a versatile white grape variety that is evolving to produce elegant, diverse wines beyond its traditional reputation. [ more ]
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#terroir
Wine Enthusiast
4 months ago
Wine

How Pedro Parra, a.k.a. Dr. Terroir, Is Changing Winemaking

Hamel Family Wines' 2018 Pamelita Reserved earned a 95-point rating for its impressive tension, texture, and tannins.
Winemaking consultant Pedro Parra, known as Dr. Terroir, emphasizes micro terroir over macro scales, pushing for artisanal practices in winemaking. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
5 months ago
Wine

What Lies Beneath: How Geology Is Transforming South American Winemaking

Geologists play a crucial role in helping winemakers understand terroir and make key planting decisions based on soil insights.
Their expertise has led to the development of new wine regions and the production of single-vineyard wines with distinctive characteristics. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Wine

How to Define a Good Wine? It's Complicated.

The concept of a 'good' wine is subjective and can vary based on personal preferences and factors such as terroir and winemaking practices.
A good wine should not only taste good, but also have a balance of flavor, texture, liveliness, and vibrancy. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
4 months ago
Wine

How Pedro Parra, a.k.a. Dr. Terroir, Is Changing Winemaking

Hamel Family Wines' 2018 Pamelita Reserved earned a 95-point rating for its impressive tension, texture, and tannins.
Winemaking consultant Pedro Parra, known as Dr. Terroir, emphasizes micro terroir over macro scales, pushing for artisanal practices in winemaking. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
5 months ago
Wine

What Lies Beneath: How Geology Is Transforming South American Winemaking

Geologists play a crucial role in helping winemakers understand terroir and make key planting decisions based on soil insights.
Their expertise has led to the development of new wine regions and the production of single-vineyard wines with distinctive characteristics. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Wine

How to Define a Good Wine? It's Complicated.

The concept of a 'good' wine is subjective and can vary based on personal preferences and factors such as terroir and winemaking practices.
A good wine should not only taste good, but also have a balance of flavor, texture, liveliness, and vibrancy. [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
4 months ago
Wine

Formula 1's Daniel Ricciardo on Wine, Racing and the Year Ahead

Daniel Ricciardo launched a wine collection with St. Hugo winery in South Australia.
Ricciardo finds winemaking to be similar to Formula 1 in terms of perfection in fine details. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
5 months ago
Wine

Want to Work in Wine? Three Successful Winemakers Reveal What it's Really Like

Winemaking is a messy, physically demanding, sometimes monotonous job with cleaning tasks and wait times.
Experienced winemakers have humorous, incredulous, and humble stories of their early, challenging days in the industry. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Wine

Las Positas Verdelho ties for Best White in Chronicle competition

Livermore winemaker Brent Amos has won the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for the second time with his 2023 Las Positas Estate Verdelho
Other wineries from the Bay Area, such as Soquel Vineyards and Kings Mountain Vineyards, also received recognition for their wines at the competition [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Wine

The Wine Heiresses Apparent

Women in the wine industry are taking charge of family businesses and pushing them to new heights.
Historically, women were only allowed to take over family enterprises in cases of unexpected death. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
6 months ago
Wine

9 Grapes to Help You Understand Armenian Wine

Armenia is home to the world's first grapevines and the oldest-known winery, dating back 6,000 years.
Winemaking in Armenia declined under Soviet rule but has re-emerged in the last twenty years, with producers planting indigenous grape varieties. [ more ]
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Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

Deep-Sea Aging Is a Growing Trend. But Does It Improve Wine?

Wine has traditionally been aged in caves, but the idea of aging wine underwater has gained popularity.
Several winemakers have experimented with underwater aging, with successful results. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

What Does 'Vintage' Mean in Wine?

The term 'vintage' refers to the year in which the grapes for a particular wine were harvested.
Weather patterns and events during a vintage can greatly affect the quality and characteristics of a wine. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

Deep-Sea Aging Is a Growing Trend. But Does It Improve Wine?

Wine has traditionally been aged in caves, but the idea of aging wine underwater has gained popularity.
Several winemakers have experimented with underwater aging, with successful results. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

What Does 'Vintage' Mean in Wine?

The term 'vintage' refers to the year in which the grapes for a particular wine were harvested.
Weather patterns and events during a vintage can greatly affect the quality and characteristics of a wine. [ more ]
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napavalleyregister.com
7 months ago
Wine

Mike Grgich dies at 100; winemaker helped make Napa Valley world famous

Miljenko (Mike) Grgich, the Croatian immigrant known for his wines in Napa Valley, has passed away at the age of 100. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
7 months ago
Wine

How to Make Chardonnay for the Ages

Producing a Chardonnay with a consistent flavor profile is challenging due to different preferences and climate change.
Winemaker Cara Morrison balances innovation with tradition to create a consistent and appealing Chardonnay. [ more ]
WSJ
7 months ago
Wine

Gifts for Wine Lovers: This Season's Must-Read Books for Oenophiles

Three new memoirs by veteran wine producers offer fascinating glimpses into winemaking as a business and a way of life.
These books make great gifts for wine lovers.
The memoirs showcase the diverse experiences of winemakers and their wines. [ more ]
CraftBeer.com
8 months ago
Beer

Sympathy for the Cellar Person

The role of a cellar person in the craft beer industry is often overlooked but crucial for proper fermentation and serving of beer.
Cellar people are responsible for daily logs, pH readings, and other essential tasks to maintain the quality of the beer.
The role of a cellar person has a rich history and dates back to the 1700s in Germany and winemaking. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Wine

Wines to capture the taste of summer

Producers approach winemaking with either a focus on creating what they believe in or catering to market trends, resulting in a wide range of wine styles. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
1 month ago
Wine

In California, 'Almost Magical' Chardonnay Offers a Balance of Freshness and Flavor

Chardonnay is a versatile grape loved by winemakers for its adaptability and the multitude of choices in crafting unique wines. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
3 weeks ago
Wine

Terah Bajjalieh Creates Pride-Worthy Wines With Her Signature Stamp of Elegance and Diversity - San Francisco Bay Times

Terah Bajjalieh is a native Californian winemaker with a diverse background and a focus on boutique wines made through low intervention techniques. [ more ]
Portland Monthly
4 weeks ago
Wine

Division Winemaking Will Host NOLA's Legendary Bacchanal

Bacchanal wine bar in New Orleans evolved from a speakeasy to a popular spot, showcasing ancient Roman hedonist values in its offerings. [ more ]
Wine Enthusiast
1 month ago
Wine

My First Vintage Was My Dad's Last

One's unexpected journey into winemaking during a significant family moment can lead to a quest for new mentors and father figures. [ more ]
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