News and Features
Wine and the Yield of Dreams
Does a lower yield really mean better wine?
investigates an enduring wine myth.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Wednesday, 06-Jan-2021
The Simple Truth about Complexity in Wine
Complexity means a lot more than simply stacking up the flavors and hoping for the best.
By Margaret Rand | Posted Thursday, 23-Jul-2020
Biochar: the Vineyard's Next Big Thing
You haven't heard of biochar? You're not alone, as
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Monday, 25-May-2020
Chalk: Wine's White Gold
Chalk works wonders in the vineyard, but too much can be fatal.
By Margaret Rand | Posted Sunday, 10-May-2020
The Complete Guide to Phylloxera
The news of phylloxera appearing in Walla Walla prompted
to learn more about the devastating grapevine pest.
Posted Friday, 13-Sep-2019
The Complete Guide to Cork Taint
A run of bad luck at Wine-Searcher staff tastings prompts
to delve into the stinky world of cork taint.
Posted Tuesday, 27-Aug-2019
The Complete Guide to Egg Fermentation
provides some concrete – and ceramic, plastic and wooden – information on ovoid fermenters.
Posted Saturday, 29-Jun-2019
Uncovering the Magic of Old Vines
"Old vines" is, at first glance, an easy to understand selling point for wine buyers.
Posted Monday, 10-Jun-2019
The Dos and Don'ts of Storing Wine
Building a fine wine collection means dealing with expensive but fragile objects.
looks at the storage options.
Posted Wednesday, 22-May-2019
The Hard Graft of Grapegrowing
Vine grafting is an essential part of the wine process, but exactly how does it work?
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Monday, 04-Mar-2019
The Complete Guide to Vin Santo – Part II
Following on from our investigation earlier in the week into Vin Santo, we bring you Part II.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Friday, 21-Dec-2018
The Complete Guide to Vin Santo – Part I
We explore the wonderful world of Vin Santo in detail. Stay tuned for Part II.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Tuesday, 18-Dec-2018
The Complete Guide to Carbonic Maceration
Have you ever wondered about carbonic maceration?
is here to explain all.
Posted Tuesday, 13-Nov-2018
Hybrids, Crossings and Foxy Wines
Recent user feedback prompted a discussion at Wine-Searcher regarding a range of viticultural terms.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Sunday, 23-Sep-2018
The Life Cycle of Champagne
How do you make an older wine taste younger? Or a younger wine taste older?
By Margaret Rand | Posted Sunday, 19-Aug-2018
Searching for the Truth About Smoke Taint
With wildfires still blazing,
tells you all you need to know about the effect on grapes.
Posted Wednesday, 15-Aug-2018
What Makes Grand Cru Great
Confused about what grand cru actually means?
is here to clear it up.
Posted Saturday, 14-Jul-2018
Searching for Chocolate in Wine
To mark the secular aspect of Easter, Tom Jarvis picks six broad red wine options for chocoholics.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Saturday, 31-Mar-2018
The Complete Guide to Ice Wine
At this time of year winemaking is usually finished, but for ice wine producers, things are just getting started.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Saturday, 02-Dec-2017
Drawing the Natural Wine Battle Lines
In the third of his series on low-intervention winemaking,
tackles the thorny subject of natural wine.
Posted Monday, 11-Sep-2017
Organics: Trusting the Terminology
In part two of our series on chemical-free wines, we examine the issues around nomenclature.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Tuesday, 22-Aug-2017
Making Sense of Organic Wine
Do you know your natural from your biodynamic? Our new series aims to clear up a muddy topic.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Wednesday, 16-Aug-2017
The Complete Guide to Botrytis
There are many ways of making sweet wines, but the most famous examples use a potentially deadly method.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Friday, 14-Jul-2017
The Complete Guide to Making Champagne
Making one of the world's favorite wine styles is a long and complicated process,
Posted Saturday, 10-Jun-2017
The Ultimate Guide to Oak in Winemaking
It's one of the great love stories – we examine the relationship between wine and oak.
By Tom Jarvis and Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Monday, 22-May-2017
News & Features:
Imagining an End to Wine Tariffs
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 22-Jan-2021
Help a Mate: Buy Australian Pinot
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 21-Jan-2021
Tuscany in a Case
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Wednesday, 20-Jan-2021
Wine Pairing in a Meat-free World
By Natalie Sellers | Posted Tuesday, 19-Jan-2021
The Incurable Plague of Wine Influencers
By James Lawrence | Posted Monday, 18-Jan-2021
Burgundy Comes Calling for Sonoma Pinot
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Sunday, 17-Jan-2021
Matching Wine with Social Media
By Oliver Styles | Posted Saturday, 16-Jan-2021
Napa and Willamette Suffer Poor 2020 Vintage
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 15-Jan-2021
Boom Times Ahead for US Wine industry
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 14-Jan-2021
Jack Daniel's Not Amused by Dog Toy Decision
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Wednesday, 13-Jan-2021
US Supreme Court Backs Off Shipping Case
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 12-Jan-2021
England in a Case
By Natalie Sellers | Posted Monday, 11-Jan-2021
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