winemaking

Sexual Confusion Is Good for Wine and the World

Sexual Confusion Is Good for Wine and the World

It’s time to talk about a provocative topic: sexual confusion. No, not the kind you’re thinking of. Another type of sexual confusion is used in viticulture, allowing sustainably-minded winemakers to reduce or eliminate insecticide use. Our story begins with the birds and bees. Well, moths. The purpose of sexual confusion involves curtailing the exploits of several […]

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The Remote Mountains Producing Some of the World’s Healthiest Wines

The Remote Mountains Producing Some of the World’s Healthiest Wines

Sir Isaac Newton can keep his apple. A sunburn provided all the inspiration one Bolivian scientist needed to revolutionize how we think about health and high-altitude winemaking. Marco Taquichiri, head of the physics department at the Universidad Autónoma Juan Misael Saracho in Tarija, Bolivia, recently launched a study analyzing the correlation between elevation and resveratrol, […]

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Private Vines and the Rise of After-Hours Winemaking

Private Vines and the Rise of After-Hours Winemaking

Winemaker by day, winemaker by night? For entrepreneurial grape masters, one label isn’t always enough. Increasingly, wine professionals are launching their own private lines after hours. Free from the restrictions of established management structures or brand identities, these side projects give winemakers the chance to experiment, push boundaries, and, ultimately, create something of their own. […]

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Are Unfiltered Wines Better?

Are Unfiltered Wines Better?

It’s no secret that those in the wine industry have strong opinions on all things wine, from regions and producers to winemaking practices and philosophies. Thus, it’s unsurprising that there are certain trigger words that are sure to set off lengthy and heated debates when spoken amongst a group of wine professionals.

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