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  • The 2021 Wine-Searcher Retailer Awards
    内容摘要© Shutterstock | Retailers around the world will be celebrating today as we announce our annual awards.It’s that time of year again, and Wine-Searcher's Retailer Awards are bigger and better than ever. Ever wonder what the Oscars of win… Read more »
  • 2021 MW exam questions – a student's reaction
    内容摘要All those candidates who anxiously practised and studied for the gruelling MW exams usually held in June found their days of reckoning postponed this year, due to the pandemic. Extra time to prepare, or torture prolonged? Finally, from … Read more »
  • What in the world is a wine seltzer?
    内容摘要“Decoy Premium Seltzers’ genesis occurred several summers ago when Alex Ryan discovered his new favorite summertime drink, The Ducky,” recalls Epperson. “He created The Ducky for friends and family using Decoy Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling… Read more »
  • How Do You Make a Wine for the Ages? | Wine Enthusiast
    内容摘要 “It’s like the holy grail, to make wines that age that you can enjoy 20, 30 or 40 years later,” says Rick Small, who founded Woodward Canyon Winery with his wife Darcey in Lowden, Washington in 1981. Since then, the pair have created s… Read more »
  • Napa Valley growers research vineyards that need less water
    内容摘要 Sep. 13—Steve Matthiasson often consults with fellow Napa Valley winemakers and vineyard owners, putting their heads together each year to troubleshoot environmental problems that occur. But now, as continued drought conditions further… Read more »
  • Shiraz Off and Running in Tasmania - Tasmanian Times
    内容摘要 Hurray for Shiraz. That’s the catchcry of practically every mainland grower, maker and marketer these days as Australia’s workhorse variety continues to prove that it’s not just a stayer in the red wine stakes, it’s a big-hearted champ… Read more »
  • Russian River’s Goldridge Soil Has the Midas TouchRussian River’s Goldridge Soil Has the Midas Touch
    内容摘要Photo courtesy Paul R. Anamosa, Ph.D.Found throughout much of the Russian River Valley and Green Valley American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in Sonoma Coun... Read more »
  • How Do You Make a Wine for the Ages?How Do You Make a Wine for the Ages?
    内容摘要Getty“It’s like the holy grail, to make wines that age that you can enjoy 20, 30 or 40 years later,” says Rick Small, who founded Woodward Canyon Winery with his wife Darcey in Lowden, Washington in 1981. Since then, the pair have creat… Read more »
  • The Death of the Wine Critic Has Left a Hangover
    内容摘要 At a time when wine criticism was in its apparent death rattle, I took a job as a points-scoring wine critic — the exact same job I had railed against a year before in my book. For a well-known publication that charges $140 annually fo… Read more »
  • South Africa’s Sparkling Wine Is Versatile, Affordable, and Joyous
    内容摘要 South Africa ranks among the oldest winemaking regions in the world. It’s also one of the most overlooked — especially when it comes to sparkling wine.  If you have never tasted South African Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wine, for e… Read more »
  • 2021 MW exam questions – a student's reaction
    内容摘要All those candidates who anxiously practised and studied for the gruelling MW exams usually held in June found their days of reckoning postponed this year, due to the pandemic. Extra time to prepare, or torture prolonged? Finally, from … Read more »
  • California Finally Gets a "Normal" Vintage
    内容摘要© NVG | Quality is looking great for this year's vintage and it could be a classic for Cabernet.After suffering drought, fire and pestilence, Northern California is finally enjoying a drama-free harvest – and growers are delighted.By W.… Read more »
  • The role of rootstocks in establishing more resilient vineyards
    内容摘要 The role of rootstocks in establishing more resilient vineyards Steve Matthiasson often consults with fellow Napa Valley winemakers and vineyard owners, putting their heads together each year to troubleshoot environmental problems that… Read more »
  • ‘You Only Get One Shot At This’: The Science and Art Behind Vineyard Sites | Wine Enthusiast
    内容摘要 Planting a vineyard requires a lot of time, labor and capital. It all starts by looking at a particular piece of ground. “The most important thing when you’re laying out a vineyard is knowing what your soils are and knowing where the s… Read more »
  • Chilean Wine Flies Its Freak Flag. Very Cautiously - Pix
    内容摘要 People who were there swear that, in 2003, Chile exhibited at a major Italian wine fair under the proud banner “Chile — the country with the second lowest level of corruption in South America.”  You’d have to question whether it’s the … Read more »