Enology

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    If you’re verklempt about Derek Jeter’s last day as a Yankee, I’ve got something to help cheer you up. Besides being home to one of baseball’s most legendary teams, New York is also where you’ll find the Finger Lakes AVA (American Viticultural Area), billed as “North America’s premier cool-climate wine growing region” by the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance.

    11 readers - By Señorita Vino

    Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

    . Our stay is the Prosecco region of Northern Italy was short but very intense. It left us impressed with the work going on there to refine Prosecco’s image and to raise quality so that Prosecco will be on the lips (both figuratively and literally) of consumers who seek a premium sparkling wine. It is a tale told in three acts. Wine (not water) makes history at the Conegliano wine school.

    7 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

      Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

      Jameson Fink - - 7 readers - Not too long ago I spend some time touring Woodinville wineries as a guest of the Washington Wine Commission. My days there culminated with attending the Auction of Washington Wines, an event that raised over 1.8 millions dollars (!) to support uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and fund viticulture and enology research at WSU.

      Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

      Cliff's Wine Picks - - 6 readers - Each week I pick out one wine to highlight as my wine of the week. This wine may be an outstanding wine, a great value or just something very interesting. Overview I’m always on the lookout for good Pinot Noirs. Recently, most of my time (and money) has been spent exploring the Pinots from Oregon.

      A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

      Wine Trail Traveler - - 5 readers - A Wine Journey With the holidays approaching have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you are shopping for a wine lover or a winemaking enthusiast, give a gift of the wine book. A Wine Journey is available on the Wine Trail Traveler website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and Infinity Publishing.

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      Weekly Interview: Remi Cohen

      …. I think that perhaps 2009, which was also a drought year (though the drought then was less severe), had more moderate weather during August and September and may be the most similar in recent memory. Also similar are the grapes from 2007 that were picked before the rain on October 13th. What’s your favorite wine region in the world – other than…

      2 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      A Wine Journey: An Ideal Holiday Gift

      … book unwinds the story of how their interest in wine tasting turns into a passion for learning about wine in all its aspects, including making it. Readers will be treated to practical information about winemaking while following along on this fun and educational personal journey of discovery. This book provides a great starting point for anyone…

      5 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

      From Napa to Idaho: Coiled Wines’ twisted tale

      … blend, Petite Sirah Coiled Wines Petit Verdot from the 2013 vintage ages in barrel. The wine is destined for Black Mamba, a red blend by Leslie Preston. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Preston’s red blend, called Black Mamba, has given her latitude to play with different grape varieties. It started out with a focus on Tempranillo. Now its…

      2 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      David Ramey Q&A: "Alcohol level is not a political decision"

      … varieties. I opted for Bordeaux. I wrote 14 letters and got seven replies: six no's and one yes from Christian Moueix. So I went to work for him. After I left Bordeaux I worked at a factory in Australia, Lindeman's, where we made bag-in-a-box "Riesling." There wasn't a drop of Riesling in it. It was 50 percent Sultana and 37 percent Shiraz. They had…

      2 readers - By W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report

      Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

      … a hilltop winery with existing vineyards immediately west of the Eola Hills. The estate site occupies a strategic site in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor, the conduit through the Coastal Mountains for maritime breezes that enter the Willamette Valley at the close of summer evenings. Located on a scenic hilltop amidst 82 acres of vines…

      6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Galerie Sauvignon Blanc Offers Great Expression Of Terroir

      … picking the grapes. Galerie wines are all about the terroir. Laura Diaz Muñoz makes only four wines, two Sauvignon Blancs and two Cabernet Sauvignons. She grows one of each type in Napa Valley and one of each type in Knights Valley in Sonoma County. She handles both Sauvignon Blancs the same; the main difference is where the grapes are grown. You…

      5 readers - By Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com

      Prosecco Bubbles Upmarket: The Premiumization Pyramid

      …) makes history at the Conegliano wine school. Act 1: The School for Wines First was a visit to the Scoula Enologica di Conegliano, Conegliano’s famous wine school, which was founded in 1876 . It was then and is now an important center for the scientific study of enology and viticulture. The school’s impact through its graduates and research extends…

      7 readers - By Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist

      Weekly Interview: Christine Barbe

      … Credit: Coquerel Family Estates. Each week, as regular readers know, we pose a series of questions to a winemaker. This week, we’re featuring Christine Barbe, the owner and winemaker of Toquade Wines and the winemaker at Coquerel Family Estates. Christine was born and raised in Bordeaux. And even though her family worked in the wine industry…

      3 readers - By Albert Pak/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Yeast odd-balls: Trying to understand flor

      … the subject of 34 studies published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. Even still, how and why flor come and go isn’t something we understand well, and neither is what exactly makes flor yeast flor in the first place. Wine microbiology research is often very local: researchers study the vineyards and wines near them (they’re convenient…

      4 readers - By The Wine-o-scope

      Becker Vineyards Named as “Tall in Texas” Award Recipient

      … family has always been supportive of research efforts,” said Mayor Tate. “They have helped research work by Texas Tech University and Texas A & M University to learn more about viticulture, enology, and wine marketing. This research activity has played a significant role in developing the industry.” Concluding the night, Mayor Tate shared…

      1 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

      Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

      …Not too long ago I spend some time touring Woodinville wineries as a guest of the Washington Wine Commission. My days there culminated with attending the Auction of Washington Wines, an event that raised over 1.8 millions dollars (!) to support uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and fund viticulture and enology research at WSU…

      7 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink