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News & Features  :  News

Change Is in the Air: Carbon Neutral Wine

Wineries are trying to offset greenhouse gas emissions … but is it feasible?

Posted: May 29, 2007  By Jacob Gaffney

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Oregon Pinot Noir: Terroir Matters

Terroir makes a big difference in these two Oregon Pinot Noirs. Editor at large, Harvey Steiman, explains why as he tastes a pair of wines. Belle Pente is from a cooler, higher altitude and Beaux Freres is from a warmer valley area.

Posted: November 30, 2006  

Nov. 15, 2006 Issue  :  People

Sonoma Mavericks

Seven winemakers who followed their own paths and pushed the boundaries in Northern California

Posted: November 15, 2006  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  News

Grapegrowers Feeling the Heat

Short heat spikes, likely a result of global warming, could cause long-term changes to how and where wine grapes are grown

Posted: September 18, 2006  By Eric Arnold, Tim Fish, Jacob Gaffney

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Châteauneuf Soils: Sandy vs. Stony

What effect does soil have on wine style? James Molesworth, Wine Spectator senior editor, provides the answer as he compares two wines.

Posted: June 19, 2006  

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Farming the Arroyo Grande Valley

Join Brian Talley, the general manager of Talley Vineyards, as he recalls how he fell in love with wine and planted grapes in the Arroyo Grande Valley in California's Central Valley.

Posted: May 10, 2006  

Video  :  Video Index

Comparing Burgundies, Part 1: The Terroir

Burgundy is known for its terroir -- the unique combination of grapes, ground and winemaker -- that shapes each wine. Get a snapshot of Burgundy's terroir with Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator senior editor and tasting director.

Posted: April 19, 2006  

Dec. 31,2005 - Jan. 15,2005 Issue  :  News

U.S. Wineries Switch to an Eco-Friendly Fuel

Posted: December 31, 2005  By Lynn Alley

Nov. 30, 2005 Issue  :  Features

California's Eco-Oracle

"Amigo Bob" Cantisano is a laid-back sage in the high-stakes world of grapegrowing

Posted: November 30, 2005  

Nov. 30, 2005 Issue  :  Features

Biodynamic Apostles of the Languedoc

How a Brit and an American are striving to make some of southern France's best reds

Posted: November 30, 2005  By Kim Marcus

News & Features  :  News

Sonoma Voters Reject Ban on Genetically Modified Crops

In one of California's prime wine regions, organic growers and environmentalists failed in attempt to halt bioengineering

Posted: November 10, 2005  By Lynn Alley

News & Features  :  News

Would You Like Fries With That Pinot Noir?

The smell of cooking oil wafts through the vineyard, as wineries turn to biodiesel to fuel their vehicles

Posted: November 7, 2005  By Lynn Alley

News & Features  :  News

An Alternative Source of Caviar Now At Risk, Report Concludes

Prized for its eggs, Tennessee's paddlefish, relative of the sturgeon, may be overfished

Posted: July 14, 2005  By Jacob Gaffney

June 15, 2005 Issue  :  News

Wineries Get Their Moment in the Sun

Vintners turn to solar power for cost savings and environmental cachet

Posted: June 15, 2005  By Dana Nigro, Daniel Sogg

News & Features  :  News

As Oregon Salmon Struggle, Wineries Chip In to Help

Producers that protect and restore the state's waterways can use the Salmon Safe label on their wines

Posted: May 18, 2005  By Lynn Alley

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

News & Features  :  News

Imports of Beluga Caviar Allowed to Continue

Despite sturgeon's threatened status, U.S. government chooses not to ban the delicacy

Posted: March 4, 2005  By Lynn Alley

News & Features  :  News

More California Counties to Vote on Banning Genetically Engineered Crops

Sonoma County and other wine-producing regions consider joining GE-free bandwagon, following Mendocino's lead.

Posted: June 28, 2004  By Lynn Alley

Nov. 15, 2002 Issue  :  Features

Robert Lavine's Vineyard Quest

Establishing a new environmental ethic at California's Santa Margarita Ranch

Posted: November 15, 2002  By Lynn Alley

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

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