Enology

    Riesling, New York style #FLXWine

    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.

      Galerie Sauvignon Blanc Offers Great Expression Of Terroir

      BottleReport.com - - 5 readers - Galerie Sauvignon Blanc Offers Great Expression Of Terroir - Galerie Equitem Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Knights Valley Cost: $29-31 What: For several years the hot topic among wine people has been terroir. They talk about how the grapes express the soil and climate of a particular place. Terroir and wine are interesting to talk about, but it’s not a new discovery.

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      Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

      … and Marilynn Thoma located 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…

      6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Galerie Sauvignon Blanc Offers Great Expression Of Terroir

      … the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She then worked at wineries in Spain, New Zealand and Chile before arriving in Napa. For the past several years, she has worked with her mentor, Chris Carpenter, the highly acclaimed winemaker for Cardinale, Lokoya, La Jota Vineyard Co., and Mt. Brave. “What you do with these wines will last forever,” Chris told her…

      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

      …, Christine says she was never interested in following the family career path. But still – can it really be attributed to pure chance? – her studies undoubtedly prepared her well for the wine career that was to come. She graduated with a degree in biochemistry without knowing what to do with it. It led to a seamless transition to a PhD program in Enology…

      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

      … 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 with guests…

      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

      Riesling, New York style #FLXWine

      … scored 89 points in Wine Spectator. Visit http://www.rednewt.com for deets. 2013 Wagner Vineyards Dry Riesling I’m all about girl power, and Wagner Vineyards’ winemaker, Ann Raffetto, has been with the winery for 30 years. She’s a graduate of UC Davis’s acclaimed viticulture and enology program, and she holds a degree in fermentation science (it’s…

      11 readers - By Señorita Vino

      Nasty plastic residues in wine, elitism, and the real cost of an MW

      …. What if MWs were involved in helping to advocate for this sort of change? What do MW’s have that PhDs in enology don’t? Highly public profiles. Broad, international wine industry knowledge. Extraordinarily strong networks. Often excellent communication skills (sporadic among scientists, unfortunately). Lots and lots of prestige. It’s really…

      9 readers - By The Wine-o-scope

      Wine of the Week – 2006 Shafer Relentless

      … Cellar, all you have to do is sign in and click the entry button. To sign up with Underground Cellars and enter the drawing, click here, or the picture below. Connect with me You can follow me on Twitter for more wine info, potential food pairings, and an occasional recipe or two. Be warned, I’m also a sports fan and there are occasional Pittsburgh…

      5 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Brian Carter Cellars soars with great Washington blends

      … to the University of California-Davis and its famed school of enology. After two years, he went to work in the California wine industry. In 1980, he was at Chateau Montelena, which still was glowing from its 1976 victory at the now-famous Judgment of Paris tasting in which Montelena’s Chardonnay beat out the best of Burgundy (Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Craft Beverages Unlimited 2015

      … 4-5, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, VA. Some highlights: Dr. Bruce Zoecklein, Enology Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, will be joined by winemaker Clark Smith, whose “Postmodern Winemaking” was hailed as Wine and Spirits Magazine’s 2013 Book of the Year. These two experts will conduct a two-day forum on cutting…

      3 readers - By Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine