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News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Siduri Goes High Fashion

Plus, chef Madhur Jaffrey stars in the newest foodie film, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello cellar has been restored (and restocked), and a new type of solar power system in Sonoma

Posted: November 18, 2010  

News & Features  :  News

Oregon Grapegrowers Hope to Preserve Farmland

Two court decisions back a state law restricting development in agricultural areas

Posted: November 9, 2010  By Lynn Alley

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Wine Country Cheers on the San Francisco Giants

Plus, Rusty Staub’s charity auction earns over $1 million, more wineries come to the aid of the Gulf, and two winery foreclosures in Virginia

Posted: November 4, 2010  

News & Features  :  News

Russian River Rules

As government officials argue over water use in Sonoma and Mendocino, grapegrowers worry their crop will freeze

Posted: November 3, 2010  By Harris Meyer

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Sit-Down with Alfred Tesseron

The experienced owner of Château Pontet-Canet feels he is still learning his vineyard

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.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Bode Miller's Winemaking Retirement Plans

Plus, elephants lend a foot at an Oregon Riesling crush, and Sonoma’s St. Francis winery creates a Whale of a Chardonnay for a Gulf charity

Posted: October 28, 2010  

News & Features  :  News

America's Leading Winemaking School Goes Platinum

A new, high-tech green winery changes the flavor of education and research at UC Davis

Posted: October 27, 2010  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Sparkling Wine for Sparkling Seas

Plus, Cave de Tain tags a graffiti artist for a new label and ecofriendly Napa Valley harvest tourism

Posted: October 21, 2010  

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Sit-Down with Charles Bieler

From Provencal rosé to Finger Lakes Riesling on tap, Bieler gets a wide range of wine to market

Posted: September 28, 2010  By James Molesworth

I’m not wet behind the ears any more, but not a grizzled veteran yet either. At least I think not. Still, I’ve been around the industry long enough to meet people who’ve set up shop in more than one wine region I cover—producing wine in both Chile and Argentina for example. Yet I’ve never met someone who overlaps with me quite the way Charles Bieler does. I sat down with him at my office last week to discuss Grenache in the Rhône, Malbec in Argentina and even Riesling in the Finger Lakes, among other things.

News & Features  :  News

French Activists Destroy Experimental Vineyard

"Reapers" target genetically modified vines; Researchers try to educate wary French public about the benefits of research

Posted: September 14, 2010  By Ben O'Donnell

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Eats, Shoots and Orders the Riesling

Plus, an irrigation invention that could save millions of gallons of water in the vineyard, and a blog-fueled dust-up over Veuve Clicquot in New Zealand

Posted: September 2, 2010  

Aug. 31, 2010 Issue  :  News

Gulf Coast Chefs Wrestle With Spill

Posted: August 31, 2010  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  News

Key to Alternative Fuel Could Be Winemaking Yeast

Scientists find several yeast strains that could turn wild grasses into fuel for your car

Posted: July 20, 2010  By Jacob Gaffney

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Sit-Down with Chile's Cristóbal Undurraga

Posted: June 24, 2010  By James Molesworth

I sat down with Chilean winemaker Cristobal Undurraga, of Vina Koyle, to discuss going green and biodynamic, plus just what it takes to start a winery from scratch.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Sit-Down with Chile's Cecilia Guzmán

The winemaker at Viña Haras de Pirque helps the winery go green

Posted: June 21, 2010  By James Molesworth

Last week, I sat down with Cecilia Guzmán, the winemaker at Viña Haras de Pirque. She has made aggressive strides with organic farming and environmentally sound practices at the Chilean winery.

May 31, 2010 Issue  :  Features

Giving New Meaning to Green

Voluntary certifications lend legitimacy to wineries’ sustainability claims

Posted: May 31, 2010  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  News

Drill Finger Lakes Drill?

As natural gas drilling expands in the Finger Lakes region, some wineries fear potential pollution

Posted: May 14, 2010  By Stephanie Cain

Apr. 30, 2010 Issue  :  Features

A Carbon Neutral Collection

Posted: April 30, 2010  By Jennifer Fiedler

Apr. 30, 2010 Issue  :  News

Turn, Turn, Turn

U.S. Wineries try wind power

Posted: April 30, 2010  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  News

How Low Can They Go? Oregon Wineries Tackle Carbon Reduction

A group of 14 wineries completes a challenge to measure, minimize and offset their greenhouse gases

Posted: April 27, 2010  By Dana Nigro

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