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  • Kelli White: The Story of Buena Vista

    The object of my travels is especially to note down everything in which the Europeans surpass us, and afterward lay them before the citizens of the United States. – Agoston Haraszthy, Grape Culture, Wines, and Wine-Making Few in the annals of w...
    • 2 Jun 2018
  • Kelli White: Oxygen in Red Wine Making

    Oxygen is the enemy of wine. This is well understood. Leave the cork out of a bottle, or the bung out of a barrel, for long enough and even the most stalwart wine will sour and decay. And yet oxygen exposure during fermentation and élevage is ...
    • 18 May 2018
  • Bryce Wiatrak: Tempranillo Wars

    Bryce Wiatrak discusses five ways in which typical categorization of Rioja and Ribera del Duero producers as either traditional or modern ignores important nuances within the regions.
    • 11 May 2018
  • Kelli White: Making Sense of Mendocino

    Senior Staff Writer Kelli White discusses Mendocino County's winemaking history, AVAs, and current developments, considering both its well known coastal side and the inland area home to sprawling old vines.
    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Jessica Dupuy: Emerging American Wine Regions

    Jessica Dupuy takes a look at a few of the states showing promise beneath the shadow of the dominant American wine regions in California, Washington, and Oregon. She considers current developments in Texas, Michigan, New York, and Arizona.
    • 5 Apr 2018
  • Kelli White: Brettanomyces: Science & Context

    GuildSomm's Kelli White explores Brettanomyces, explaining the science behind it, outlining our shifting awareness and responses over the decades, and sharing various perspectives from sommeliers and winemakers alike.
    • 29 Mar 2018
  • Kelli White: Influential Wine Books

    Kelli White interviews Doug Frost, Ray Isle, Chris Tanghe, and Juliette Pope about the books that influenced and inspired them early in their careers in wine.
    • 15 Mar 2018
  • Fred Swan: The T-Word

    Fred Swan takes on the complex topic of terroir, outlining the many factors and decisions that affect a wine's character and providing new analogies for considering terroir.
    • 1 Mar 2018
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