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Napa Nervous Over Cannabis
Concerns over ugly farms and unpleasant smells fuel Napa County's angst over growing cannabis.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 30-Oct-2020
The World's Best Syrahs
Syrah is frequently overshadowed by other red varieties, but it can be epically rewarding in its own right.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Thursday, 29-Oct-2020
Save the World: Drink More Wine
World wine production remains stable, but consumption is expected to fall next year.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Wednesday, 28-Oct-2020
Landfill Woes Napa's Latest Concern
As if a pandemic and megafires weren't enough to worry about, there's also something rotten at the county dump.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 27-Oct-2020
The World's Best Spanish Wines
Spain's reputation is built on traditional regions and good value – except when it comes to its top wines.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Monday, 26-Oct-2020
Saying Goodbye to the Glass Wine Bottle
Is it time to farewell glass and find better ways to serve wine?
is open to persuasion.
By Oliver Styles | Posted Sunday, 25-Oct-2020
It's a Bug's Life in the Vineyard
Vineyards might look peaceful and idyllic but they are also a battleground in a never-ending insect war.
By Natalie Sellers | Posted Saturday, 24-Oct-2020
Wine Helps with Cannabis Classification
An AVA-style system is proposed for weed and wine organizations are keen to help – up to a point.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 23-Oct-2020
The World's Best Champagnes
With International Champagne Day upon us tomorrow, what better time to check out the heavyweights of sparkling wine?
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Thursday, 22-Oct-2020
Sonoma Starts Selling the Turbulent 2020 Vintage
It's been a hell of a year, but Sonoma producers have reasons to be cheerful.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Wednesday, 21-Oct-2020
Napa's Nights of Fire on the Mountain
Smith-Madrone's Stu Smith tells
W. Blake Gray
about his week-long battle to save his winery from the Napa fires.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 20-Oct-2020
Italian Police Smash Fake Wine Ring
Italian authorities have broken up a ring of criminals counterfeiting one of the country's top wines.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Monday, 19-Oct-2020
Who Judges the Wine Judges?
Are our wine decisions being made by right people and for the right reasons? History may tell us.
By Oliver Styles | Posted Sunday, 18-Oct-2020
The World's Best Bordeaux Blends
If you're looking for the best of these popular blends, go west.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Saturday, 17-Oct-2020
Napa's Fire Response Overwhelmed and Underfunded
Saving the vintage – and the vineyard – from fire might just depend on your budget.
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Friday, 16-Oct-2020
Diving into the Shark Tank Wine Case
In a bizarre and convoluted tale, two men go swimming with sharks – and one gets badly bitten.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 15-Oct-2020
Get Well Soon, Napa Valley
Our US editor takes an emotional trip to wine country to see the damage first hand.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Wednesday, 14-Oct-2020
UK Wine Industry Steps into the Unknown
After more than four years of stuttering starts, Brexit finally looms as a reality for the British wine trade.
By James Lawrence | Posted Tuesday, 13-Oct-2020
The World's Best Malbecs
Once stuck in a supporting role to Cabernet and Merlot, Malbec is now carving its own niche.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Monday, 12-Oct-2020
Water and Wine: The Irrigation Equation
In a world where drought is an increasing threat to agriculture, what effect does irrigation have on terroir?
By Margaret Rand | Posted Sunday, 11-Oct-2020
My First Wine Road Map
Tom Jarvis recalls how one book guided him into the wine trade, and how that book has aged.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Saturday, 10-Oct-2020
Wine's Covid Winners and Losers
As the world learns to live with coronavirus, what impact has it had on wine prices?
By James Lawrence | Posted Friday, 09-Oct-2020
The World's Best Bourbons
All Bourbon is good, and some are better – but which Bourbons are the best?
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Thursday, 08-Oct-2020
Wine Country Starts Picking Up the Pieces
Winery and vineyard owners have been through hell this year. How will they recover?
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Wednesday, 07-Oct-2020
Uco Valley: Winemaking on the Edge
Thirty years ago, winemakers looked beyond Mendoza; today
finds them pushing the limits of altitude and ripeness.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Tuesday, 06-Oct-2020
The Great Wine and Pizza Challenge
Can we strike a balance between slavishly following tradition and trying new things? Let's start with pizza...
By Oliver Styles | Posted Monday, 05-Oct-2020
The World's Best Barolos
We kick off our series on the world's best wines with a look at one of Italy's finest.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Sunday, 04-Oct-2020
Time to Kill Gender Stereotypes in Wine
Do you get annoyed when wines are compared to women? Or to men? If so, you're not alone.
By Vicki Denig | Posted Saturday, 03-Oct-2020
India's Unique Spirit Blossoms in the Bottle
Although whiskey is by far the most popular drink in India, a unique native spirit hopes to change things.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 02-Oct-2020
Early Burgundy Vintage Confounds Expectations
An early start to the harvest doesn't necessarily mean a hot vintage on the C?te d'Or.
By Christy Canterbury MW | Posted Thursday, 01-Oct-2020
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