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Chardonnay Comparison: Burgundy vs. Russian River Valley

Chardonnay is America's favorite grape, but that doesn't mean all Chardonnays are the same. Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson tastes two top Chardonnays --one from Burgundy and one from Sonoma-- to show how climate and soils influence the varietal.

Posted: April 7, 2008  

News & Features  :  News

French Wineries Target Carbon Emissions

Vintners to measure output of greenhouse gases

Posted: April 7, 2008  By Jacob Gaffney

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Cayuse Takes It a Step Further

Posted: March 12, 2008  By Harvey Steiman

Leave it to maverick Washington state vigneron Christophe Baron of Cayuse to take his biodynamic vineyard beyond most others. He bought a 12-acre piece of flat, rocky land next door to his winery and one of his vineyards in 2006.

News & Features  :  News

Al Gore Praises Green Initiatives in the Wine Industry

At climate conference, some vintners feel industry still has a long way to go, and that consumers will demand more eco-friendly wines in the future

Posted: February 21, 2008  By Jacob Gaffney

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Sit-Down with Antonio Bravo, a Convert to Organics

Posted: January 30, 2008  By James Molesworth

The Chilean winemaker parade continued as I sat down the other day with Antonio Bravo, winemaker at Viñedos Emiliana , the organic project owned by the Guilisasti family of Concha y Toro. [Note: The name of the winery recently changed from Viñedos Orgánicos Emiliana to just Viñedos Emiliana.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Skeptical Look at Biodynamics

Posted: December 21, 2007  By Harvey Steiman

Some of the world's greatest winemakers say that biodynamics is the secret behind their wines. The list of those who profess to practice this approach to vine-growing is impressive, to be sure. Their number includes Leroy, Leflaive, Zind-Humbrecht, Coulée de Serrant, Huët and Chapoutier in France.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

The Carbon Footprint Police May Have Your Bottle's Number

Posted: November 5, 2007  By James Laube

I’ve noticed in recent weeks that more people in the industry are talking about "high-end" bottles and how much they weigh and how awkward they are to pour. There’s also the issue of drinking from a heavy bottle … you always think there’s more wine in it even when it’s empty.

News & Features  :  News

Oregon Wineries Pledge to Go Carbon Neutral

Fifteen wineries joined the newly created Oregon Global Warming Commission at its inception

Posted: September 7, 2007  By Jacob Gaffney

Aug. 31, 2007 Issue  :  Features

Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Chefs Talk Organic

Posted: August 31, 2007  By Sam Gugino

June 30, 2007 Issue  :  Features

Green Revolutionaries: Earth-Friendly Winemaking

Wineries find innovative and simple ways to save energy, fuel and water

Posted: June 30, 2007  By Dana Nigro

June 30, 2007 Issue  :  Features

Earth-Friendly Winemaking

Wineries find innovative and simple ways to save energy, fuel and water

Posted: June 30, 2007  By Dana Nigro

June 30, 2007 Issue  :  Features

Green Revolutionaries: Bringing Back the Birds and the Bees

Vineyards cut the use of chemicals by enlisting the help of plants and animals

Posted: June 30, 2007  By Dana Nigro

June 30, 2007 Issue  :  Features

Green Revolutionaries

West Coast Winegrowers Fight To Save the Environment

Posted: June 30, 2007  By Dana Nigro

June 30, 2007 Issue  :  This Issue/Marvin R. Shanken

This Issue: Our Green Issue

Posted: June 30, 2007  By Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews

News & Features  :  News

British Journalist's Environmental Advice Angers New Zealand Wine Producers

Suggestion that wines from far away result in greater amounts of harmful carbon emissions evokes strong response from winemakers

Posted: June 19, 2007  By Jacob Gaffney

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Organic practices are important, but they're just one small part of sustainable practices. Learn more about sustainability with Michael Honig, the passionate president of Honig Vineyard and Winery in Napa Valley.

Posted: June 8, 2007  

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Going Global

Do organic wines taste better? Get the answer from John Buechenstein. Hint: At Sauvignon Republic, he supports growers who embrace sustainability in key wine areas around the world.

Posted: June 6, 2007  

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Giant Eggs in the Winery

A biodynamic philosophy goes beyond the vineyard to inform decisions in the winery. Get some insights with Delia Viader at her eponymous winery in Napa Valley's Howell Mountain area.

Posted: June 4, 2007  

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Message in the Bottle: Climate Change

Some winemakers are experiencing shifts in their wine styles and even in the grape varietals they can grow; others aren't yet convinced that climate change is the cause. See what's cooking in Chablis, Burgundy and Italy's Alto Adige.

Posted: May 31, 2007  

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The Biodynamic Man

In this first video of the Green Revolution series, Wine Spectator senior editor Dana Nigro talks with Paul Dolan about the use of biodyanmics at Parducci Wine Cellars in California's Mendocino County.

Posted: May 29, 2007  

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