Articles
  • Susan Lin: The Power of the Story

    What does it take for a wine to be recognized as great? Wines of excellent quality are easily found in the global market. What makes certain wines rise above the others and become iconic? Acknowledgment of outstanding quality by both consumers and in...
    • 23 Sep 2022
  • Jessica Dupuy: Defining a New Italy

    The road between Siena and Montalcino is a winding thoroughfare snaking its way through the earth-toned farmhouses and cypress trees. It’s a stretch of road Andrea Lonardi often takes to check on the handful of vineyard estates he oversees. As ...
    • 2 Sep 2022
  • Caroline Gilby: Istria: Wine Across Borders

    “My family has lived in the same house for over a century, yet the last four generations have had four different passports,” explains Croatian winemaker Ivica Matošević. He lives in the heart of Istria, the largest peninsula in the...
    • 5 Aug 2022
  • Elizabeth Gabay: Great Whites of Southern France

    While today’s average drinkers of white wine are most likely to think of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Gris—and if more adventurous, Riesling, Furmint, or Assyrtiko—many other wine lovers are searching out new and unexplored...
    • 10 Jun 2022
  • Leona De Pasquale: The Taiwanese Wine Renaissance

    Taiwan, an island in East Asia, lies on the 23rd parallel. With the impacts of climate change, and as more countries in tropical and subtropical climates produce stellar wines, it is not a surprise to see new wine regions emerging outside the 30th to...
    • 20 May 2022
  • Amy Christine: An Introduction to Sulfur

    The term sulfur is frequently misused in wine vernacular. This miscomprehension colors our understanding of winemaking and leads to confusion for both consumers and members of the trade. Indeed, it may have contributed to the current trend toward eli...
    • 25 Mar 2022
  • Miquel Hudin: The Dry Side of Roussillon

    While Roussillon is not a behemoth of overall French wine production, much has been written about it. Unfortunately, in what text exists, this Southern French region is almost always in a "suffix state," at the end of Languedoc-Roussillon. ...
    • 5 Nov 2021
  • Sarah Bray: Pruning for Sap Flow

    In the vineyard, trunk diseases are spread through fungal pathogens that enter the wood through wounds, most often from pruning but also from other mechanical injuries to the vine. The diseases can metastasize over time, resulting in symptoms that in...
    • 8 Oct 2021
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