Posted: July 20, 2011 By Margaret Raber
Posted: July 13, 2011 By Harvey Steiman
It's a standing joke, though a somewhat nervous one, among winegrowers when the subject of global climate change comes up. "Well, I guess they'll be growing Cabernet in Burgundy," someone is sure to remark, "because it will be too hot to grow Pinot Noir there anymore."
But how true is that idea? Is it likely that whole regions will get too hot for what they currently grow? That would change the dynamics of wine profoundly. Noah Diffenbaugh, a fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, enlisted colleagues at Utah State and Southern Oregon universities and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to plug in conservative climate models and analyze what would happen region by region in California, Oregon and Washington if those models come true.
Posted: June 30, 2011
Posted: June 13, 2011 By Harvey Steiman
James Laube and I have a standing joke. In our blind tastings, whenever we pour ourselves a sample from a bottle that feels heavy for its size, one of us is bound to mutter, "It must be a great wine. I can hardly lift it."
Of course, the rule of compensatory judgment suggests that we probably make it tougher on those wines, because it's almost like the wine is bragging. Nobody likes a showoff. Well, apparently, consumers do, because wineries use extra-heavy bottles to send exactly that message—that the wine must be really good, otherwise why would the vintner spend so much on a fancy container?
Posted: June 13, 2011 By Ben O'Donnell
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Posted: March 17, 2011 By Christina Zapel
Posted: March 10, 2011 By Chris Fleming
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Posted: November 30, 2010 By Jennifer Fiedler
Posted: November 24, 2010 By Lynn Alley
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Posted: November 9, 2010 By Lynn Alley
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Posted: November 3, 2010 By Harris Meyer
Posted: November 1, 2010 By James Molesworth
As the owner of the well-respected Château Pontet-Canet, Alfred Tesseron has been around the block. I sat down with him here at my office today to talk about his latest efforts at the Pauillac property. After 30-plus years at the helm of Pontet-Canet, Tesseron is raising eyebrows with his conversion to biodynamic farming.
Posted: October 28, 2010
Posted: October 27, 2010 By Dana Nigro
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