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Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2011 Issue  :  News

Around the Wine World

Posted: February 28, 2011  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Record Floods Hit Australian Vineyards

Vineyards and wineries are underwater and crops lost as northern Victoria weathers severe flooding

Posted: January 20, 2011  By Tyson Stelzer

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

No Black Swan for the Black Swan

Plus, the Obamas serve China's Hu Jintao Napa wine made by Chinese-Americans and a journalist starts a charity for Australia’s flood victims

Posted: January 20, 2011  

News & Features  :  News

Washington Vineyards Hit by Early Freeze

Walla Walla hit especially hard by sub-zero temperatures; yields may be down in 2011

Posted: December 14, 2010  By Augustus Weed

Sept. 30, 2010 Issue  :  News

Mudslide Buries Okanagan Vines

Posted: September 30, 2010  By Remy Scalza

July 31, 2010 Issue  :  News

Hail Hits Montalcino

Posted: July 31, 2010  By Rosanne Quagliata

News & Features  :  News

Mudslide Buries Okanagan Vineyards

Debris buries 40 acres of vines and orchards in British Columbia; dam failed

Posted: June 18, 2010  By Remy Scalza

News & Features  :  News

Bordeaux Château Burns

Château La Cabanne in Pomerol loses almost all of its 2008 vintage in blaze

Posted: April 7, 2010  By Mitch Frank

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Female Winemakers Celebrate Women of Wine Week

Plus, a Napa winery suffers when the TTB doesn’t recognize Ribolla Gialla, a New Zealand wine train derails and a Chilean wine charity drive

Posted: March 18, 2010  

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Is it possible that a wine could be tainted by smoke from wildfires near the vineyard?

Posted: March 12, 2010  

News & Features  :  News

Chile's Wine Industry Estimates $250 Million Loss

As rescue efforts continue, wineries prepare for harvest and estimate a loss of almost 14 million cases of wine

Posted: March 3, 2010  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

A Firsthand Account From Chile

Derek Mossman Knapp of Garage Wne Co. recounts the first days following the recent earthquake

Posted: March 2, 2010  By James Molesworth

Derek Mossman Knapp, a native of Canada, has lived in Chile for the past 20 years. During his last 10 years in Chile, Mossman Knapp, 45, has made wine, working as founder and head of Garage Wine Co. and as a member of Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes (MOVI) a small group of independent wine growers that include Viña La Reserva de Caliboro, Flaherty, Agricola La Viña and others. Here is his firsthand account of his experience following the earthquake that struck southern Chile on Saturday morning.

News & Features  :  News

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Chilean Wine Industry

Epicenter was in wine region of Maule; As country digs out, vintners confront damages and looming harvest

Posted: March 1, 2010  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

Chilean Earthquake Hits Wine Industry Hard

Wineries up and down the country are reporting damage, though communication is difficult

Posted: February 28, 2010  By James Molesworth

We're all saddened to hear of the hundreds of people killed and millions more displaced by the magnitude-8.8 earthquake that hit Chile early on Saturday morning. My blog will focus on the serious effect the quake has had on the Chilean wine industry, an important part of the country's economy. I've heard from many vintners in Chile, though there are many more that I am waiting to hear from.

Initial reports are not good, with many wineries reporting broken tanks and millions of liters of wine lost. Apparently many wineries located in the southern valleys of Curicó and Maule were hit hard, but wineries north in Colchagua and Maipo were not spared. Power is down as well, which means wineries that were about to begin harvesting their white varieties are now stuck with grapes on the vines. Cellular networks are disrupted as is Internet and e-mail, so communication is still difficult.

News & Features  :  News

Tragedy in Madeira

Renowned for its long-lived fortified wines, the Portuguese island is struggling to dig out from this weekend’s deadly flash floods and landslides

Posted: February 22, 2010  By Robert Taylor

Dec. 31, 2009 - Jan. 15, 2010 Issue  :  News

Water Woes Threaten Western Grapes

Posted: December 31, 2009  By Harris Meyer

News & Features  :  News

West Coast Grapegrowers Confront Water Shortage

Farmers, businesses and residents fight over dwindling supply; climate change will only exacerbate the problem

Posted: October 29, 2009  By Harris Meyer

News & Features  :  News

Wildfires Threaten California Wine Regions

Tasting rooms close in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, but vineyards have not been threatened

Posted: August 17, 2009  By Lynn Alley

March 31, 2005 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Inside Wine: Water Hazards

Irrigating vines is a necessity for some, but a crime for others

Posted: March 31, 2005  By Daniel Sogg

Oct. 31, 2004 Issue  :  Inside Wine

Concentration Methods

Water out of wine

Posted: October 31, 2004  By Daniel Sogg

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