winemaking

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…

cellar terroir
Does the Concept of Cellar Terroir Actually Exist?

The word terroir has become a vocabulary staple among industry pros and passionate wine drinkers.…

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…

veterans in the wine industry
Veterans Blending Post-Military Identity With a Passion for Wine

Military veterans have long been part of the wine industry, particularly in France and across…

dry farming future
Is Dry Farming the Future of Viticulture?

Over the past decade, climate change has shifted how most agricultural sectors approach farming, and…

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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…