Posted: February 5, 2009 By Tyson Stelzer
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Posted: October 31, 2008 By Harvey Steiman
One minor frustration of cellaring wine is what to do about oversized bottles. I don't mean magnums--I mean single bottles that hold the standard 750 milliliters, but are either so wide or so tall that they don't fit into standard storage.
Posted: October 8, 2008
Posted: September 23, 2008 By James Laube
Cade is cutting edge green and beyond. The winery on Howell Mountain was built to reflect the rugged masculine feel of the terrain, resting on a steep rocky slope surrounding by towering trees. "Cade" is a Shakespearean reference to a cask or barrel.
Honorable Mention: Winemaker and philosopher David Noyes talks about caring for a vineyard and how wine is a metaphor for the land on which the grapes are grown. Production credits go to Timothy Benton.
Posted: September 16, 2008
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Posted: July 25, 2008 By Bruce Sanderson
Prior to my trip to Burgundy in June, I had the opportunity to taste some new Champagnes. Benoit Gouez, the Moët & Chandon chef de cave, presented the 2003 vintage of its Brut Grand Vintage and Brut Rosé Grand Vintage.
Posted: July 21, 2008 By James Suckling
I was thinking about this yesterday when I was getting over my jet lag at a friend’s pool in Tuscany. We had had a light lunch with a couple of bottles of Champagne and some whites, and I brought up the subject of the weather this summer.
Posted: July 2, 2008
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Posted: May 15, 2008 By Jacob Gaffney
Posted: May 7, 2008 By Lynn Alley
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
Posted: April 7, 2008 By Jacob Gaffney
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.
Posted: February 21, 2008 By Jacob Gaffney
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.
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.
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.
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