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Expensive Wine Sales Eclipsed by Hard Seltzer
Top-end wine sales are slowing as consumers aim for quantity and value during the lockdown, Nielsen reports.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 29-May-2020
Ingredient Labeling: A Winemaker Strikes Back
Our US editor believes ingredient labeling for wine is the future, but Sonoma winemaker
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Thursday, 28-May-2020
Premium Wine Falls Victim to Coronavirus
Premiumization might be over for wine as producers look to offer value ahead of prestige to an uncertain market.
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Wednesday, 27-May-2020
Finding Love Among the Grapevines
It's a charming love story, but not a conventional one – much like the resulting wines.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 26-May-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
Time for US Wine to Follow the EU
A European move towards ingredient labeling on wine should be enthusiastically taken up by American producers.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Sunday, 24-May-2020
The UK's Most Wanted Wines
The UK is vocal about its differences with Europe, but what about when it comes to wine?
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Saturday, 23-May-2020
Wine Sales Defy Doom and Gloom
The US wine industry is experiencing an unusually good time during the pandemic lockdown.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 22-May-2020
Napa Restaurants Open, Tasting Rooms Stay Shut
New rules mean you can get wine at a Napa restaurant, but not at a winery's cellar door.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 21-May-2020
Europe's Most Wanted Wines
We continue our examination of the world's favorite wines with a closer look at the European market.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Wednesday, 20-May-2020
Master Somm's Online Wine Mission
Despite the pandemic-enforced lockdown, the UK's best-known sommelier finds himself run off his feet.
By Wink Lorch | Posted Tuesday, 19-May-2020
Concern in Champagne as Sales Collapse
A continued slump in Champagne sales has been made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Caroline Henry | Posted Monday, 18-May-2020
Europe Moves on Wine Ingredient Labeling
Lawmakers want more accurate labeling of wine, but producers are crying foul,
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Sunday, 17-May-2020
America's Most Wanted Wines
The pandemic has sparked a change of habit in the world's largest wine market.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Saturday, 16-May-2020
Another Blow for Burgundy Winemakers
Burgundy producers get another slap in the face – this time from their own government.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Friday, 15-May-2020
The Wine Intelligentsia: Almost Always Wrong
So-called wine experts are always confident of their opinions, no matter how divorced from reality they might be.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 14-May-2020
The World's Most Wanted Wines
It's time to list the wines that all the world is looking for – but it all depends on where you are.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Wednesday, 13-May-2020
Burgundy Sales Crippled by Restaurant Closures
The virus is keeping people away from restaurants – and that's killing Burgundy producers.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Tuesday, 12-May-2020
Tracking the Great Lockdown Wine Boom
With online wine and spirit sales booming, we ask how long is the trend likely to continue.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Monday, 11-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
Forbidden Fruit: Multi-vintage Wine Blends
Champagne celebrates it, so why are we averse to blending vintages when it comes to still wines?
By James Lawrence | Posted Saturday, 09-May-2020
California's Cabernet Glut Deepens
The latest Vineyard Economics Symposium revealed big challenges for some US grapegrowers.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 08-May-2020
The World's Most Wanted US Wines
Searches for American wine are dominated by two huge players – and Napa is only one of them.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Thursday, 07-May-2020
Wineries Sue Over Cannabis Operation
Trouble is brewing in Santa Barbara County as smouldering tensions between grapegrowers and cannabis producers come to a head.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Wednesday, 06-May-2020
The Emergency Lockdown Guide to Sake
A panic-stricken US editor contemplates life without sake and finds it terrifying.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 05-May-2020
Ungrafted Vines: Wine from a Time Capsule
Are ungrafted wines ineffably better, purer expressions of terroir? Or are they unpredictable and dangerous?
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Monday, 04-May-2020
The Great Online Wine Hunt
We hunt down the best and weirdest online wine experiences so you don't have to.
By Vicki Denig | Posted Sunday, 03-May-2020
Clean Power of Pisa Trumps Chianti
It's the Italian wine region few have ever heard of, so how can it be better than Chianti?
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Saturday, 02-May-2020
The World's Most Wanted Sauvignon Blancs
Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day by guessing when Marlborough will replace the Loire in the world's affections.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Friday, 01-May-2020
Pennsylvania Vodka Drought Sparks Anger
A combination of Covid-19 restrictions and an unprepared wine and spirit market is causing tension.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 30-Apr-2020
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