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How Scientists Are trying to Save The Most Ancient Grapes From Pantelleria

How Scientists Are trying to Save The Most Ancient Grapes From Pantelleria

In the Sicilian island of Pantelleria, vineyard workers are today harvesting a variety of Zibibbo grapes which can go through extinction soon. Most...
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Italian September harvest: a tradition with roots in a Greek myth

In Greek mythology, Dionysus was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and religious ecstasy. He was also known as...
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Summer in Tuscany: Fried flowers and leaves with a sustainable Tuscan rosé wine

There are many things about summer in Tuscany that are similar to the summers where I used to live (14 years ago) in California, but today I want to...
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Trading a desk job for one in the vineyards: Shane Finley, William Allen, Hardy Wallace

Finding Shane Finley was easy. Via email, we planned to meet for lunch at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C., a restaurant that's housed at the Four...
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Learning the Wining tradition with Frank Mangio around California

Frank Mangio loves his job. First of all, he describes his office as a "cozy wine bar," complete with overstuffed furniture, walls covered with...
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A Consumer Revolution in Wine

“This democratization of wine is great,” asserted Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s leading wine authorities, over coffee one recent morning...
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Big Love for Big Champagne

Wine writers love explaining why Champagne and other sparkling wines deserve a spot at the dinner table all year long. Good sparklers are...
Glen Carlou, a winery in Paarl, South Africa

For Value, Avoid the Familiar

'Tis the season to party. With 2014 just a few weeks away, holiday party season is in full swing. So hosts everywhere are assembling menus, fretting...
The Cune winery in the Rioja Alta town of Haro

Rioja Gran Reserva: Expensive -- But a Remarkable Value

Each year, the wine world eagerly awaits Wine Spectator's "Top 100" list. Since 1988, the magazine's editors have looked back over the wines they've...
Kermit Lynch, owner of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Kermit Lynch's Journey of Wine Discovery

"When I wrote the book," explained wine merchant Kermit Lynch, "I thought the oenologists were going to take over." We were chatting about Adventures...
Jancis Robinson

A Consumer Revolution in Wine

"This democratization of wine is great," asserted Jancis Robinson, one of the world's leading wine authorities, over coffee one recent morning...

Finally, A Voice for Wine Consumers

Today, more than 12,000 U.S. wine shops have a presence on the web. But just 14 states allow consumers to order wine from out-of-state retailers...
In recent years, however, American vintners have started to produce rosés that can easily rival the Old World's best offerings.

The Rise of American Rosé

For the past three decades, wine enthusiasts have shuddered when presented with American rosé. The reason? Domestic rosé has long been associated...
Fans of American Rhone wines gathered for the country's largest Rhone wine event at the Fort Mason Center

Celebrating America's Rhone Rangers

Last week, more than 100 wine producers gathered in San Francisco to celebrate America's take on the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in...
Robert Parker

How Wine Criticism Is Changing

Twice in the past three months, the wine world has been rocked by news from Robert Parker, the world's most famous wine critic. In December, Parker...

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