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June 15, 2012 Issue  :  Features

Chile Debuts National Eco-Certification for Wine

Posted: June 15, 2012  By Dana Nigro

June 15, 2012 Issue  :  Features

Green Talk: Miguel Torres Jr.

Posted: June 15, 2012  By Dana Nigro

May 31, 2012 Issue  :  Features

Italy’s Back-to- the-Land Vintners

Individualistic and sometimes iconoclastic, these winemakers look to the past for clues on making distinctive wines

Posted: May 31, 2012  By Robert Camuto

News & Features  :  News

Long Island Wineries Set Out to Prove Their Green Cred

Not content with simply being “local,” winegrowers create a sustainability certification and education program to spread eco-friendly practices

Posted: May 23, 2012  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  News

Controversial Mosel Bridge Appears On Hold

Work ceases on bridge and highway that could jeopardize vineyards; government won't explain why

Posted: May 3, 2012  By Victoria Daskal

News & Features  :  News

Sonoma Hillside Vineyards Face Tough New Rules

Concerns about erosion and development mean growers will pay more to develop prized higher-altitude terrain

Posted: May 1, 2012  By Tim Fish

April 30, 2012 Issue  :  Features

Fight Over Organic Labeling Leaves Sulfites Rule As Is

Posted: April 30, 2012  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Wineries Make It Easy to Be Green This Earth Day

Help save the planet this Earth Day with these eco-conscious vintners

Posted: April 19, 2012  

March 31, 2012 Issue  :  Features

Going Beyond Glass

How different types of wine packaging stack up

Posted: March 31, 2012  By Dana Nigro

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

What's with these "biodynamic" wines?

Posted: March 19, 2012  

News & Features  :  News

U.S. and Europe Have Different Definitions of Organic Wine

A fight over labeling leaves American producers at odds over the meaning of organic, even as the European Union allows added sulfites

Posted: February 24, 2012  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Best of Unfiltered 2011

All eyes were on the scantily clad pin-up princesses of the Austrian wine industry and the hunky Sonoma winemaking Bachelorette suitor in 2011, but a looming international wine crime wave demanded attention as well

Posted: December 29, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Cows on Wine: More, Better Milk and Less Gas?

Plus, David Chang Down Under and Robert Mondavi wines on hand for Madonna's directorial debut

Posted: December 15, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Celebrity Nuptials in Wine Country

Plus, St.-Emilion's budget crisis and some impressive charity donations from Opus One and Heron Hill

Posted: October 27, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Dave Matthews' Wine Dream

Plus, AOC controversy in France and a Champagne-inspired art auction raises $10,000 for charity

Posted: October 20, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Tragedy Meets Wine Irony in New Zealand

Plus, Domaine Clarence Dillon supports the Clinton Foundation for the president's 65th birthday and a best-selling Japanese wine comic gets its U.S. debut

Posted: October 13, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Padma Asks, Are You a Good Wine Host?

Plus, an Argentinean winery gets behind an effort to save mountain communities from climate change, and a new gateway wine (?)

Posted: September 15, 2011  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Mother Nature May Not Be a Wine Fan

Hurricanes, earthquakes—and stink bugs—strike the northeast's winemaking regions

Posted: September 1, 2011  

News & Features  :  Wine & Health Q&A

Is organic wine better for you than regular wine?

Posted: July 20, 2011  By Margaret Raber

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Would Hotter Summers Hurt Wine Quality?

Stanford scientists take a stab at what could happen by 2040

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.

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