It only takes a few minutes of reading anything about wine for soil to come into play. Whether it’s a long feature on Germany’s Mosel region, or the shelf-talker at Bevmo, experts, sommeliers, and marketers love throwing in tidbits about the ground that makes their wares extra special.
Thinking about calories while drinking wine can be a major buzzkill. Wine is meant to be savored and enjoyed. But considering the 120 to 130 calories in a standard 5-ounce glass of wine makes that savoring just a little less sweet. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you’re prone to counting calories.
I have always been fascinated by the art of the blend. Recently, I got to try if for myself, at Conn Creek in Napa. It was an invaluable experience that taught me about wine from an angle I never thought I’d see first-hand. It is one thing to study blending from afar and talk about the science of […]
Rosé season is here again, which means a slew of pink wines will be overwhelming wine displays before long. But not all rosés are created equally, quite literally, actually: There are several different ways to make rosé wine. While the production methods aren’t typically listed on the label, knowing a bit about how rosé is made […]
In a time of drastic climate change, global warming, and all-around meteorological chaos, we all seek to be a little bit “greener.” We buy organic produce, shop with reusable tote bags, and recycle just a bit more than we used to. With sustainability and natural movements front and center in our minds, these conscientious practices […]
I have all the tools to make great wine. I live on a vineyard surrounded by grapevines. I’ve planted, pruned, and picked grapes. I’ve helped vinify both small and large lots of wine. I taste and smell finished and unfinished wines almost every day.
To the joy of Californians, spring is here on the West Coast! After months of intense rains, it’s getting green across the vineyards that blanket California, and worker bees are outside and humming. (To everyone still battling the arctic winds of the Midwest and Northeast, I’m sorry. Move West.) In the wineries that neighbor those […]
Today’s number one hot-button issue may very well be immigration policy. As opinions from both sides abound on a daily basis, at least there’s wine to get us through it all. But the funny thing about our favorite beverage is that immigrants actually play a huge role in American agriculture, an umbrella that covers winemaking and grape growing.
Running a vineyard is like selling real estate: location is everything. That’s not news if you’re an adventurous wine drinker and have discovered that wines from snowy hilltops in Germany taste different from those from sunny California. But ”location” isn’t always simple. In the best and worst climates, from the frozen Finger Lakes to Grecian […]