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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
Fires Leave Napa Harvest on a Knife Edge
Producers are scrambling to save the vintage as fires once more devastate wine country.
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Wednesday, 30-Sep-2020
Viva Lost Wages: Winery Owner Loses Lawsuit
A long-running legal battle involving alleged death threats and Vegas developers has come to a close in New Zealand.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Tuesday, 29-Sep-2020
Paris Judgment Vineyard Steps into the Light
The vineyard that produced one of California's most historic wines is finally getting its moment in the sun.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Monday, 28-Sep-2020
Whiskey's Sexism Row Misses a Trick
Accusations of sexism by a noted whiskey writer has raised questions about propriety, but relevance is the key.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Sunday, 27-Sep-2020
Italian Wine Harvest Redeems a Dark Year
After a year from hell, Mother Nature offers hope for the future to Italian winemakers.
By Tom Hyland | Posted Saturday, 26-Sep-2020
Winemakers Face Up to Smoke Taint Reality
West Coast wineries are having to make hard decisions about how to deal with the tumultuous 2020 vintage.
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Friday, 25-Sep-2020
Playing Favorites with Wine Allocations
Small-production, in-demand wines often end up on allocation, but what does that mean for consumers?
By Vicki Denig | Posted Thursday, 24-Sep-2020
The 2020 Wine-Searcher Retailer Awards
Want to know who has the best Burgundy list in Baltimore? Check out our award-winning retailers.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Wednesday, 23-Sep-2020
Oregon Wine Industry Continues to Grow
The Pinot powerhouse is doing well in the domestic market, but exports make up a tiny percentage of production.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Tuesday, 22-Sep-2020
Harvest Finally Brings Good News for Champagne
After a year to forget for the Champenois, a stunning vintage goes some way towards making 2020 tolerable.
By Caroline Henry | Posted Monday, 21-Sep-2020
Smoke and Mirrors: Fixing a Fiery Vintage
Smoke taint is the story of the 2020 vintage, so how can winemakers work around it?
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Sunday, 20-Sep-2020
Uncertainty Reigns in Spain's Strange Vintage
Growers are facing ruin in Spain as grape prices collapse,
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Saturday, 19-Sep-2020
Fires Leave 2020 Vintage in the Balance
Fire and pestilence mark it as the vintage from hell; will any wine be made this year?
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Friday, 18-Sep-2020
Wine Sales Up, Winery Profits Down
The pandemic has turned the the US wine market on its head as consumers embrace new buying habits.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 17-Sep-2020
Napa Walks the Walk on Diversity
A new scheme aims to open wine country up to a more diverse workforce.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Wednesday, 16-Sep-2020
The World's Best Value Chardonnays
You can pick up the world's favorite white wine quite cheaply, but these 10 wines offer quality too.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Tuesday, 15-Sep-2020
Whiskey's Battle between Aspiration and Reality
People search for the most prestigious whiskeys, but how does that fit with what they actually buy?
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Monday, 14-Sep-2020
Tuscan Wine Marks Pilgrims' Progress
A small winery in Tuscany is home to a historic visitor from centuries ago.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Sunday, 13-Sep-2020
Winemakers Still Fighting the Clone Wars
It's a topic that divides winemakers, but few consumers ever think about – clonal selection.
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Saturday, 12-Sep-2020
The World's Best Value Bordeaux Blends
The most famous wine blend in the world can offer value, but where to look?
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Friday, 11-Sep-2020
Wine Country Fires Spread North
Vineyards in Oregon and Washington are threatened as the West Coast fires get worse.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 10-Sep-2020
Wine's New Alcohol Balancing Act
The swing away from the overly alcoholic wines of the past may have gone a little too far.
By James Lawrence | Posted Wednesday, 09-Sep-2020
California Heatwave Leaves Grape Growers Sweating
Punishing heat and a backlog for smoke-taint testing are giving growers sleepless nights.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 08-Sep-2020
Napa's United Nations Winery
A low-key venture in California wine country is paying dividends by taking a different approach to wine.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Monday, 07-Sep-2020
Australia Endures a Year Like No Other
The Covid pandemic is just the latest in a long line of challenges for Australian winemakers,
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Sunday, 06-Sep-2020
US Wine: the Shipping News
We look at the state of play and the latest developments in the difficult world of interstate wine shipping.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Saturday, 05-Sep-2020
The World's Best Value Cabernet Sauvignons
It makes some of the world's top wines, but it offers value too – if you know where to look.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Friday, 04-Sep-2020
Cowboys Fighting Fires in Napa County
Amateur firefighters are bulldozing their way through the California blazes, but some of the professionals don't seem too pleased.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 03-Sep-2020
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