winemaking

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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…

madeira winemaking
4 Approaches to Madeira Winemaking, From Ancient Tradition to Modern Innovation

Madeira, an island synonymous with amber-colored fortified wine, lies around 370 miles (600 km) off…

Redefining Wine: Conceptual Winemaking Is on the Rise

At the risk of sounding like Jack Handey, what is wine?  Many would generally agree that…

artist series wine labels
The Expense of Artist Series Wine Labels Proves Priceless

Perusing the shelves of a wine shop, it’s not surprising that consumer attention veers toward…

winemaking in Etna
Etna Winemakers Focus On Tradition To Create Terroir-Driven Wines

The wine world harbors much majesty and enticement, particularly regarding terroir and how a sense…

tin city
Changemakers at Paso Robles’ Tin City Blend Wine, Culture, and Ingenuity

Among the rolling vineyards and stunning mountain views of central California’s Paso Robles wine region…

inoculating for malolactic fermentation
To Inoculate or Not: 5 Winemakers Weigh In on the Polarizing Process

Malolactic fermentation, or MLF, is an important step in winemaking. Some winemakers start the process by…

starting a wine company
5 Things To Know Before Starting A Wine Company

There’s something universally appealing about quitting the nine-to-five slog to make delicious wine for a…

wine soil types
10 Most Common Types of Soil for Growing Wine Grapes

Wine is a marriage of sciences, from biology in the vineyard to chemistry in the…

Texas High Plains AVA
Prospects and Perils Facing Texas High Plains AVA Wine Production

Since the emergence of the modern Texas wine industry in the 1970s, the Texas High…

winemaking in patagonia
From Penguins to Pinot, a Glimpse at Winemaking in Patagonia

Think of Argentine wine, and you’ll likely assume Malbec from the Andean foothills of Mendoza.…

malolactic fermentation
So You Think You Know Malo? 5 Surprising Facts About Malolactic Fermentation

You know it, you love it—particularly when notes of butter are prominent while blind tasting…