Kathleen Willcox

Kathleen Willcox writes about wine, food and culture from her home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is keenly interested in sustainability issues, and the business of making ethical drinks and food. Her work appears regularly in Wine Searcher, Wine Enthusiast, Liquor.com and many other publications. Kathleen also co-authored a book called Hudson Valley Wine: A History of Taste & Terroir, which was published in 2017.

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Wine From Uruguay: New World Heart With Old World Soul

Uruguay is a small country, encompassing 67,574 square miles, with a climate and terrain more…

South African wine
Tasting South Africa’s Winemaking Renaissance 

When South Africa ended its morally grotesque and legally binding apartheid on April 27, 1994,…

Cava classifications
How Cava Bridges Ancient and Modern Winemaking Across Spain 

Dismissed by many as a cheap and cheerful, but inherently basic bubbly, the stereotypes that…

South Africa Social Justice
How South Africa Is Strengthening Social Justice Through Wine

The vast majority of South Africa’s wine production happens in the Cape Winelands. About 223,660…

St. George Spirits Gin
St. George Spirits Shares Its Innovation Blueprint (And Ability To Avoid Selling Out)

The practice of selling out is a banal tradition practiced since the dawn of time.…

falconry in winemaking
Why Winemakers Are Turning to Falcons To Control Pests (and Costs)

Falconry is fairly new to wine country, but it’s as old as civilization.  Four-thousand-year-old cave…

amphora-and-concrete
Why Climate Change and Cost Are Driving More Winemakers Toward Amphora and Concrete

The oak barrel has become synonymous with well-made, premium wine in recent centuries. Two millennia…

Carménère: A French-Born Chilean Wine Gem

Sometimes, it takes a drastic move for a star to earn their due. Like Arnold…

falanghina
Falanghina: A Tale of Two Grapes With One Name

Falanghina embodies Italy.  Like the best Italian treasures, Falanghina (pronounced fah-lahn-geeh-nah) has deep, millennia-old roots.…

Red Mountain Wine Exudes Old World Elegance, New World Opulence

Wanting to have it—whatever it is—both ways is a very human desire. There are few concrete examples…

regenerative farming
The Science, Ethics, and Spirituality of Regenerative Farming

The regenerative farming movement appears to finally be reaching critical mass with consumers increasingly demanding…

Tempranillo Blanco
Tempranillo Blanco: A Rising Star in Rioja

Unless you’re a Rioja-loving wine nerd, chances are that Tempranillo Blanco has never crossed your…