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  • Tanya Morning Star Darling: Women in Wine: Exclusion & Success

    Since early wine history, women have been systematically excluded from power. Yet despite the barriers to their participation, tenacious women have been making their mark on the narrative of wine since it was first discovered. While advancements...
    • 13 Sep 2021
  • Bryce Wiatrak: Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma

    “As a group, Sonoma cabernets tend to be overlooked—an indignity, and it needs to go,” wrote the wine columnist Frank Prial in a 2000 New York Times article. I could not agree more. Cabernet Sauvignon is rarely an underdog. After al...
    • 27 Aug 2021
  • Miquel Hudin: Godello & MencĂ­a in Northwest Spain

    Though Spain is one of the largest wine producers in the world, industry-wide acceptance of its fine wines has taken an exceedingly long time to establish. It was just 20 years ago that “big” had grown in dominance to be the defining styl...
    • 18 Jun 2021
  • Rebecca Gibb: The Birth of the Wine Connoisseur

    Food and wine connoisseurs are a relatively new breed, but they were many decades in the making. The first shoots emerged in the early 1800s with the dawn of modern food and wine books, which provided readers with the knowledge and information they n...
    • 16 Apr 2021
  • Bryce Wiatrak: An Introduction to Muscat

    Wine lovers often marvel at the tremendous versatility of Chardonnay. Ever the chameleon, Chardonnay gives us such disparate entities as Montrachet and Champagne; steely Chablis and buttery California examples; hordes of supermarket bottlings and a h...
    • 4 Mar 2021
  • Bryce Wiatrak: Musigny

    “Imagine Musigny like a big lake. It’s a large, luminous, and deep lake. A lake that includes Amoureuses, by the way, that includes also most of the premiers crus, but that doesn’t include Bonnes Mares. Bonnes Mares is at the edge o...
    • 14 Oct 2020
  • Miquel Hudin: Misunderstood Topics in Spanish Wine

    On the surface, Spain seems relatively straightforward as compared to the other top producers of wine worldwide. It has just 97 DOP-level regions—nothing like the nearly 400 appellations of France. Unlike Italy, which claims as many as 2,000 na...
    • 21 Aug 2020
  • Bryce Wiatrak: Sangiovese on Edge

    Chianti Classico is the first wine I truly loved. In the summer before my junior year of college, I spent two months studying opera in Arezzo, just east of the appellation’s edge. On that trip, I visited my very first winery, San Felice, where ...
    • 26 Jun 2020
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