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Fair Trade Comes to Wine

Global farmer-assistance program extends help to grapegrowers in Argentina, Chile and South Africa

Posted: May 9, 2013  By Dana Nigro

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Will Vineyards Really Push Pandas Out of Their Home?

Research finds changing climates may force growers to move to new areas—bumping right into wildlife

Posted: April 9, 2013  By Dana Nigro

If you love wines from the world's most famous regions, or grow them there, you might be worried right now. By 2050, areas suitable for wine grapes could shrink as much as 25 percent in Chile, 51 percent in South Africa's Cape region, 60 percent in California, 68 percent in Mediterranean Europe and 73 percent in parts of Australia, according to a new global analysis published April 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

But hey, we wine lovers are adaptable. New parts of the world will become more promising for grapegrowing, particularly at higher elevations and in regions in northern Europe, New Zealand and western North America. The problem? Anyone planting vineyards there will likely be pushing into undeveloped wilderness and habitat for at-risk species, from grizzly bears and gray wolves that live in the Rockies to the giant panda in Central China. Uh-oh.

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

From Compost to Cosmetics to Cupcakes: What to Do With a Giant Pile of Grape Pulp

Oregon researchers uncover creative new uses for a winemaking byproduct. Pomace muffin, anyone?

Posted: March 19, 2013  By Dana Nigro

Last year, California and Washington wineries crushed around 4.5 million tons of wine grapes. That's an awful lot of skins, seeds and stems left over—something like 1.5 million tons. When it comes to reducing waste, many wineries are cutting the use of electricity, fuel, water and packaging. One thing I don't hear a lot about when covering sustainability efforts is post-harvest waste: pomace. Maybe a big, squishy mass of pulp sounds less sexy than an elegant, energy-efficient building, but pomace is no less ripe for innovation.

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Dana Nigro

Senior editor Dana Nigro joined Wine Spectator in 1998. She is managing editor of WineSpectator.com and content coordinator for Wine Spectator’s digital products.

Posted: February 28, 2013  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  News

Mandela Family Launches Line of Wines in United States

Newly introduced to America, House of Mandela wines will promote Fair Trade and worker education, health and empowerment

Posted: February 27, 2013  By Lizzie Munro, Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Festive Fizzy Red for Antipasti and Parties

Lini Oreste & Figli Lambrusco Emilia Rosso Labrusca 910 NV

Posted: February 1, 2013  By Dana Nigro

Dec. 31, 2012 - Jan. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

Exploring Biodynamics

Posted: December 31, 2012  By Dana Nigro

Dec. 31, 2012 - Jan. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

2012 New World Wine Experience

Posted: December 31, 2012  By Dana Nigro

Dec. 31, 2012 - Jan. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Features

French Hemp Winery Is No Joke

Posted: December 31, 2012  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  News

Top Stories of 2012

Real Housewife wine, Bordeaux troubles, a mysterious death, a high-profile counterfeiting case and Amazon's return to wine sales. The year in wine was tumultuous, to say the least

Posted: December 28, 2012  By Ben O'Donnell, Dana Nigro

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