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Nov. 15, 2008 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Unwelcome Rot

Fall rains can open the door to a destructive fungus

Posted: November 15, 2008  By Daniel Sogg

Nov. 15, 2007 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: Tannins

These naturally occurring compounds are fundamental to red-wine production

Posted: November 15, 2007  By Daniel Sogg

Oct. 15, 2007 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: When Rot Is Noble

Botrytis is crucial to producing some of the greatest sweet wines in the world

Posted: October 15, 2007  By Daniel Sogg

March 31, 2007 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: In the Vine Gene Pool

Vintners seek the finest clones

Posted: March 31, 2007  By Daniel Sogg

Oct. 15, 2006 Issue  :  Inside Wine

The Unseen Engine of Fermentation

Yeast is a vintner's closest ally—and potential adversary

Posted: October 15, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

May 15, 2006 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: Too Much of a Good Thing

Getting ripe flavors without all the alcohol

Posted: May 15, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

March 31, 2006 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Breaking the Mold

Some vintners call Brettanomyces an ally, some an enemy—but none dispute its presence

Posted: March 31, 2006  By Daniel Sogg

July 31, 2005 Issue  :  Inside Wine

The Rules of Extraction

Coaxing character from the grapes

Posted: July 31, 2005  By Daniel Sogg

March 31, 2005 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: Water Hazards

Irrigating vines is a necessity for some, but a crime for others

Posted: March 31, 2005  By Daniel Sogg

Dec. 31, 2004 - Jan. 15, 2005 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Tasting the Earth

What impact does soil have on wine quality and character?

Posted: December 31, 2004  By Daniel Sogg

Oct. 31, 2004 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Concentration Methods

Water out of wine

Posted: October 31, 2004  By Daniel Sogg

May 15, 2004 Issue  :  Inside Wine

The Dumb Period

Why do some wines temporarily shut down?

Posted: May 15, 2004  By Daniel Sogg

Nov. 15, 2003 Issue  :  Inside Wine


Aeration -- friend and enemy of wine

Posted: November 15, 2003  By Daniel Sogg

Sept. 15, 2003 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: Color

A red wine's color often indicates its style

Posted: September 15, 2003  By Daniel Sogg

Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2003 Issue  :  Inside Wine


Vintners make their most important decision in the waning days of autumn

Posted: January 31, 2003  By Daniel Sogg

Nov. 15, 2002 Issue  :  Inside Wine


These controverisal preservatives are critical to winemaking

Posted: November 15, 2002  By Daniel Sogg

Sept. 30, 2002 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Oak Flavorings

With cost a concern, winemakers find detours to new barrel flavors

Posted: September 30, 2002  By Daniel Sogg

May 15, 2002 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: Filtration

How winemakers produce wines that are clear and microbiologically stable

Posted: May 15, 2002  By Daniel Sogg

March 31, 2002 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: Chaptalization

When augmenting alcohol, it's a matter of degree

Posted: March 31, 2002  By Daniel Sogg

Issue  :  Inside Wine

Turmoil at the Top

Winemakers continue to wait for the perfect stopper

Posted: October 31, 2001  By Daniel Sogg

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