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News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Shaq Diesel Becomes Shaq Biodiesel

Plus, another Pacific Northwest chain turns to wine sales, season six of Top Chef brings with it a Quickfire wine and a new restaurant for Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria

Posted: August 20, 2009  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Celebrating Like a Supreme Court Justice

Plus, a five-figure five-finger discount in Hungary, a premium Cali Pinot gets the turducken treatment and a sparkling wine in honor of a pharaoh

Posted: August 13, 2009  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

What's the thought process behind "dry-farming" grapes?

Posted: August 7, 2009  

News & Features  :  News

Taking the Barnyard Out of Your Wine

Scientists are decoding the brettanomyces DNA to stop wine spoilage

Posted: August 7, 2009  By Stuart Fox

July 31, 2009 Issue  :  News

Oregon Debuts Sustainable Wine Certification

Posted: July 31, 2009  By Dana Nigro

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Red Wine Gets Healthier, Theoretically

Plus, the Rutherford Dust Society finally breaks ground on the long-anticipated Napa River Restoration Project and nanotechnology comes to the aid of viticulturists concerned about vine stress

Posted: July 23, 2009  

News & Features  :  News

Grading Obama's Commitment to Organic Wine and Agriculture

New labeling regulations for organic wine, and other programs, show the administration's commitment to change

Posted: July 17, 2009  By Lynn Alley

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Tony Parker’s Party Favors

Plus, miniature sheep groom a New Zealand vineyard, the world’s leaders drink local vino at the G8 Summit, a Canada winery is the victim of embezzlement and a new powdered wine marketed to those who love the great outdoors

Posted: July 16, 2009  

News & Features  :  News

Napa Wineries Confront a Solar-Powered Crime Wave

As wineries adopt green energy, thieves are stealing their solar panels

Posted: June 30, 2009  By Lynn Alley

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Unfiltered: Rollie Fingers' New Pitch

Plus, the Batali Foundation premieres with the latest Disney-Pixar offering, two new takes on environmentally-friendly wine packaging, Paris pawns fine wine and more

Posted: May 14, 2009  

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

The Ice-Wine Man Cometh, Again

Posted: May 7, 2009  By Bruce Sanderson

After a two-year hiatus from the wine industry, Donald Ziraldo, formerly of Inniskillin Wines in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, is back in business with an ice wine. "There's just too much in the industry that kind of sucks you back in again," he said.

News & Features  :  News

Putting Pomace to Work

Wineries find new creative uses for the leftovers of fermentation

Posted: May 5, 2009  By Lynn Alley

Video  :  Video Index

Josmeyer: Biodynamic Balance

What prompts an 11th generation wine grower to go biodynamic? Join Josmeyer's Christophe Ehrhart as he describes what going bio has contributed to his vineyards, his wines and his life.

Posted: April 24, 2009  

Video  :  Video Index

Domaine Cazes: Large-Scale Biodynamics

The image usually associated with a biodynamic vineyard a fairly small, quaint swath of green. In southern France, Domaine Cazes is demonstrating that biodynamic viticulture can work on a large scale.

Posted: April 24, 2009  

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Zind-Humbrecht: Biodynamic Transformation

Zind-Humbrecht, one of the world's great wineries, has gone biodynamic. Olivier Humbrect describes the impact on the vineyards, the people and the wine.

Posted: April 24, 2009  

Video  :  Video Index

Telmo Rodriguez: Pure Flavors of Biodynamics

One of Spain's leading consultants and winemakers, Telmo Rodriguez explains the shift to biodynamics and its importance in his client's vineyards as well as the group he co-owns, Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez.

Posted: April 24, 2009  

News & Features  :  News

Oregon Launches Statewide Certification for Sustainable Wine

Program intended to convey a clearer message about wineries' "green" practices to consumers

Posted: April 22, 2009  By Dana Nigro

Blogs  :  2009 Southern Harvest Winemakers

Blogging Through the Smoke

Posted: February 27, 2009  By Ken Forrester

Posted by Ken Forrester Well, it seems like half of the Southern Hemisphere is burning. We have had an ongoing run of bushfires, called veld fires here in South Africa, and just as the firefighters seem to get a fire under control, it flares up again a little further away.

News & Features  :  News

Bordeaux Aims to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 20 Percent

The Bordeaux wine industry seeks to slow global warming and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels by 2020

Posted: February 20, 2009  By Diana Macle

News & Features  :  News

Australia Assesses Fire Damage

As the bushfire threat subsides and winery owners try to salvage vineyards, the world responds with aid

Posted: February 18, 2009  By Tyson Stelzer

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