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Sept. 30, 2014 Issue  :  People

Chasing Dreams in Chassagne-Montrachet

Pierre-Yves Colin made great white Burgundies at his father's domaine—but he wanted more

Posted: September 30, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Aug. 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Charles Banks Taps Napa Winemaker Jamey Whetstone for Evening Land

Posted: August 31, 2014  By Aaron Romano, Mitch Frank

Aug. 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Wine Spectator Foundation Donates $3 Million to Sonoma State University

Posted: August 31, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Don't Know Much About Enology

When it comes to wine, what's better: technical knowledge or on-the-job training?

Posted: July 17, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Wine has a duality of School of Books versus School of Real World. Once upon a not-so-long-ago time, most American sommeliers got their jobs because they were the only waiter who actually drank wine. "Like wine, kid?" the owner would ask one day, handing them the list. "You're wine director. Don't screw up."

As diners have grown more thirsty, sommeliers have gone to school. The Court of Master Sommeliers, in particular, has worked to raise standards by making sure more wine people receive proper training.

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Rudy Kurniawan Sentencing Delayed Until July 24

Judge demands federal prosecutors give him more information on victims of wine counterfeiter

Posted: July 14, 2014  By Peter Hellman, Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Drink Two Glasses of Red and Call Me in the Morning

For years, there have been tantalizing clues that a little wine is good for us, but science is never simple

Posted: June 12, 2014  By Mitch Frank

Wine, consumed in reasonable amounts, can improve your health. Too much of it can kill you. (Isn't that true for most enjoyable things in life? Chocolate, sex, Game of Thrones ...)

America became the top wine-consuming nation last year, according to my number-crunching colleagues at Impact Databank. That's quite a twist for a country that once banned alcohol. One spark behind our increasing thirst is our growing belief that a little wine may be good for us. When 60 Minutes reported on the French Paradox in 1991, concluding that red wine was lowering French rates of heart disease, we started self-prescribing red wine overnight.

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Roy Welland Will Consign His $15 Million Wine Collection to Wally's

Former owner of Cru plans to auction trove of 100,000 bottles, most of it Burgundy

Posted: June 11, 2014  By Mitch Frank

May 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Burgundy Prices See Rapid Rise

Posted: May 31, 2014  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

Charles Banks Firm Buys Big Stake in Napa’s Whetstone Cellars, Taps Winemaker for Evening Land

Winemaker Jamey Whetstone gains financial backing and will take post at Evening Land's Sonoma winery

Posted: May 28, 2014  By Aaron Romano, Mitch Frank

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

How Rational Is the GMO Debate? A Court Just Legitimized Mob Destruction

It's hard to discuss the potential promise and perils of genetically modified organisms if fear trumps reason

Posted: May 21, 2014  By Mitch Frank

A French court ruled last week that a mob that destroyed an experimental vineyard in Alsace planted to genetically modified vines in 2010 was completely justified. It's another win for fear over reason when it comes to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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