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March 31, 2015 Issue  :  Features

An Ocean of Wine

Wine programs on cruise ships have never been better

Posted: March 31, 2015  By Ben O'Donnell

News & Features  :  News

Lawsuit Claims California Wines Contain Dangerous Arsenic Levels

Wineries deny allegations, insist their products are safe and plaintiffs' research is flawed

Posted: March 19, 2015  By Ben O'Donnell

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Falling Down, Getting Up

A big part of winemaking is learning from your failures, as an unusual seminar shows at the In Pursuit of Balance tasting

Posted: March 16, 2015  By Ben O'Donnell

"In this seminar, each winemaker will present a pair of wines that expresses their thinking about the challenges of creating balanced wine. One wine will demonstrate where they think they missed the mark, and one where they think they nailed it." The description caught my attention. At a $125-a-ticket public seminar, admitting that half the wines kinda flopped is gutsy.

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

Morocco Awakens: Wine in the Muslim World

From the ashes of an industry once built to serve France's bulk market, a wine scene cautiously rises in a progressive Muslim nation

Posted: March 11, 2015  By Ben O'Donnell

Prohibition took an axe to the booming American wine industry. But Prohibition lasted only 13 years—many vines survived, an institutional memory for technique remained, and the people were thirsty again. What if, instead, Prohibition had lasted 1,300 years? This has effectively been the case in a huge swath of the Mediterranean world, from Morocco in the west to Turkey in the east, where Muslim countries have, with intermittent exceptions, been in a wine washout for centuries. Only now is the sea parting. I recently spoke with two wine pros working in Muslim wine cultures that are wildly different.

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

The Most Dangerous Terroir

Syria is again proving capable of yielding the fine wine it once did for the Romans, says a renowned consultant—if vineyards stay out of ISIS' hands

Posted: March 10, 2015  By Ben O'Donnell

Prohibition took an axe to the booming American wine industry. But Prohibition lasted only 13 years—many vines survived, an institutional memory for technique remained, and the people were thirsty again. What if, instead, Prohibition had lasted 1,300 years? This has effectively been the case in a huge swath of the Mediterranean world, from Morocco in the west to Turkey in the east, where Muslim countries have, with intermittent exceptions, been in a wine washout for centuries. Only now is the sea parting. I recently spoke with two wine pros working in Muslim wine cultures that are wildly different.

News & Features  :  News

California Sues Gallo for Using Hazardous Waste in Bottle Production

Wine company's bottle manufacturer argues it was safely recycling; both sides agree there is no health risk

Posted: March 5, 2015  By Ben O'Donnell

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2015 Issue  :  Features

Serving & Handling

Posted: February 28, 2015  By MaryAnn Worobiec, Ben O'Donnell, Esther Mobley

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2015 Issue  :  Features

Collecting & Storing

Posted: February 28, 2015  By MaryAnn Worobiec, Ben O'Donnell, Esther Mobley

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2015 Issue  :  Features

Health & Well-Being

Posted: February 28, 2015  By MaryAnn Worobiec, Ben O'Donnell, Esther Mobley

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2015 Issue  :  News

Tennessee Voters Put Wine in Supermarkets

Posted: February 28, 2015  By Ben O'Donnell

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