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News & Features  :  News

Despite Record Drought, Harvard Invests in California Central Coast Vineyards

But the University’s $61 million purchases have some wondering if they’re buying grapes or water

Posted: April 3, 2015  By Kasey Carpenter

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

My wine cellar flooded. Are the wines OK to drink?

Posted: March 25, 2015  

News & Features  :  News

Little Fly—Big Problem for Wine

An Asian species of fruit fly spread throughout European vineyards last summer. Is it here to stay?

Posted: March 19, 2015  By Neville Galvin

News & Features  :  News

Wildfires Threaten Prime South African Vineyards

Weeklong fire on the Western Cape burns vines and blankets the region in smoke during harvest

Posted: March 9, 2015  By Cathy Marston

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Praying for Rain in California

With a storm in the forecast, can wine country catch up from the driest January on record?

Posted: February 4, 2015  By Tim Fish

Wait a minute. What's that clear, soggy stuff falling from the sky?

Winemakers and grapegrowers might ask that question on Thursday when the first major rainstorm since Christmas is expected to hit Northern California.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Wildfires Destroy 2 Australia Vineyards

Plus, French courts force a troubled online wine retailer into liquidation, a wine-truck wipeout shuts down a Texas highway, the NYSLA will get a new chairman, and more

Posted: January 15, 2015  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

2015 Predictions

Unfiltered unveils what will surely be the most talked-about wine stories of the coming year

Posted: January 8, 2015  

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Best of Unfiltered 2014

From Kate Hudson to Derek Jeter to Kate Moss, celebrities ruled the pages of Unfiltered this year, but no one grabbed as much attention as 18,000 bottles of Bordeaux smashed on the side of the road

Posted: December 24, 2014  

Dec. 15, 2014 Issue  :  News

Napa Vintners Tally Earthquake Costs

Posted: December 15, 2014  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Rain Welcomed in Drought-Plagued California

Recent storms help, but water shortage remains a problem

Posted: December 5, 2014  By James Laube

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube reports that California has received some much-needed rain this week, but the state's long bout with drought isn't over.

Nov. 15, 2014 Issue  :  Columns

The Quake of 2014

Posted: November 15, 2014  By James Laube

Oct. 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Napa Recovers From 6.0 Earthquake

With harvest just days away, vintners assessed damage and began cleaning up

Posted: October 31, 2014  By Tim Fish, MaryAnn Worobiec, Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

How Much Will Napa's Earthquake Cost?

With harvest winding down, vintners are getting a better idea of what August's quake inflicted

Posted: October 15, 2014  By Tim Fish

Sept. 30, 2014 Issue  :  News

Hail Shatters Hope for a Promising Crop in Burgundy

Posted: September 30, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

California Harvest Heats Up

With rain on the horizon, winemakers in Napa and Sonoma are starting to bring in more grapes

Posted: September 23, 2014  By James Laube

With rain in the forecast for Northern California in the next few days, the harvest will accelerate in many quarters. No one expects the rain to cause much concern. But grapes close to full ripeness and susceptible to rain, such as Pinot Noir, will be best harvested sooner than later. No one wants to slosh through another year like 2011.

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Can a Napa Icon Be Saved?

The Trefethen family vows to restore the historic but quake-damaged McIntyre winery

Posted: September 17, 2014  By Tim Fish

Of all the dramatic visuals the morning after the Napa earthquake—the shattered wine cellars and landslides of fallen barrels—nothing for me was more startling than the live TV images of the historic McIntyre building, crippled and sagging on the grounds of Trefethen Vineyards in Yountville.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Still Picking Up the Pieces in Napa

The extent of the earthquake's damage is still unknown

Posted: September 5, 2014  By James Laube

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube says that the extent of Napa's earthquake damage is still unknown.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Where Has All the Rosé Gone?

Plus, 150 snakes bound for snake wine escape in China, a wine industry embezzler gets 33 months in prison, and more Napa earthquake relief efforts

Posted: September 4, 2014  

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Aftermath of the Napa Quake

Napans are still picking up the pieces after last month's earthquake, and harvest 2014 is in full swing

Posted: September 3, 2014  By James Laube

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube says Napa is still picking up the pieces after last month's earthquake, but harvest is also in full swing.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Kate Moss Channels Marie Antoinette with Dom Pérignon

Plus, the wine industry, Oakland Raiders and others come together for Napa earthquake relief

Posted: August 28, 2014  

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