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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  

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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

News & Features  :  News

Australian Wildfires Ravage Yarra Valley

More than 200 people are estimated dead and wineries and vineyards lie in ruins in Victoria

Posted: February 10, 2009  By Tyson Stelzer

News & Features  :  News

Heat Wave Decimates Australian Grapes

Temperatures climbed to 115 degrees in some areas, lowering yields and raising fears of climate change

Posted: February 5, 2009  By Tyson Stelzer

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Unfiltered: Jamie-Lynn Sigler Undresses for a Cause

Plus, caveat emptor at a Paris auction, ill-advised jug-wine anesthesia, St.-Emilion gets un-reclassified, again, and Foster's unveils the largest winery-based solar energy system in the U.S.

Posted: January 8, 2009  

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Lightening Up on the Packaging

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.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Unfiltered: Playboy Bunnies Wrap Themselves Around Wine Bottles

Plus, drinking wine to save the planet, Italians turn water into wine, French temperance extends to the postal system and a wine tribute to the late Bobby Fetzer

Posted: October 8, 2008  

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Napa's Cade Is as Green as It Gets

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.

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HM: David Noyes

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  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Unfiltered: Erin Brokovich's Cause Célèbre Could Be Aided by Wine

Plus, a $900 bunch of grapes, a wine haven for music lovers, a trippy tasting room, European wine diplomacy and Champagne bottles on a diet

Posted: August 27, 2008  

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

A Few Notes on Champagne

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.

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Bad Memories and Global Warming

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.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Unfiltered: Prince Charles' Aston Martin Runs on Wine

Plus, the world's largest Champagne glass in Italy, tiger bone wine in China, vegetables on Mars and bubbly for a good cause in New York

Posted: July 2, 2008  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Unfiltered: Sex and the City Characters Drink Wine From the Country

Plus, the Beckhams buy a vineyard, jug wines become a thing of the past, wine barrels get second lives and sparkling wines get one step closer to outer space

Posted: June 4, 2008  

May 15, 2008 Issue  :  News

Al Gore Praises Wine Industry's Green Efforts

Posted: May 15, 2008  By Jacob Gaffney

News & Features  :  News

West Coast Salmon Fishing Banned

Fish populations are too low to sustain species

Posted: May 7, 2008  By Lynn Alley

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