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Constellation Sells Budget Wine Brands to Gallo
The drinks behemoth has long signaled its desire to offload its cheap brands.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 04-Apr-2019
DRC Toppled as Leroy Takes Price Crown
Wow, there's really no stopping Burgundy's crazy price rises, as even the biggest of names is eclipsed.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Wednesday, 03-Apr-2019
Bordeaux's Make or Break Moment
Négociants say that price will be crucial for the big châteaux at this year's En Primeur campaign.
By Margaret Rand | Posted Tuesday, 02-Apr-2019
How Design Can Sell More Wine
Architects and designers offer tips for wineries on how to maximize the visitor experience.
By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Monday, 01-Apr-2019
Pour Yourself a Glass of Fake News
Tired of wine writers? Perhaps we don't know how lucky we are to have them.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Sunday, 31-Mar-2019
Chianti Classico's Greatest Hits
W. Blake Gray
is let loose at a tasting and finds small isn't always better.
Posted Saturday, 30-Mar-2019
Saving Wine from the Sober Generation
If you thought the Millennials were hard to please, wait until you see what's coming after them.
By James Lawrence | Posted Friday, 29-Mar-2019
Getting Funky with Reductive Wines
Writers and critics often rave about reductive wines, but what exactly are they? asks
Posted Thursday, 28-Mar-2019
Meeting the Man Behind Lafite
It's one of the greatest wines in the world, but it doesn't just happen by magic,
Posted Wednesday, 27-Mar-2019
Baijiu Ready to Meet the World
It's the world's biggest-selling spirit and very few people have even heard of it,
Posted Tuesday, 26-Mar-2019
Vineyard Lawsuit a Test for Napa
A court must decide – again – whether Napa's iconic To Kalon Vineyard is a place or a brand.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Monday, 25-Mar-2019
Finest Fizz – Champagne's Prestige Cuvées
You don't mess with a Champagne house's top wine. Or do you?
Posted Sunday, 24-Mar-2019
Napa's Rise of the Machines
California's wine mecca might be perfect on the surface, but there is a battle for its soul.
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Saturday, 23-Mar-2019
DRC Smashes Through Another Price Ceiling
Just when you thought the Burgundy legend couldn't get any more expensive, it does.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Friday, 22-Mar-2019
Napa Cabs and a Night with Katy Perry
A Perry serenade, Ayesha Curry's food and top-notch wine? Auction Napa Valley is a bargain at $2000.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 21-Mar-2019
Austria in a Case
As Austrian wine celebrates a record year,
picks 12 of its best representatives.
By Margaret Rand | Posted Wednesday, 20-Mar-2019
Sommeliers Map the Wine World
Exploring the world one wine at a time with two leading experts and their new book.
Interview by Vicki Denig
Posted Tuesday, 19-Mar-2019
2016 – Year of the Vino Nobile
Long outshone by it's neighbor, a bad vintage for Brunello might just be what Vino Nobile di Montepulciano needs.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Monday, 18-Mar-2019
Fine China: Wine from the Middle Kingdom
looks at some Chinese wines available in the wider world.
Posted Sunday, 17-Mar-2019
Koshu Wine's Rosy Future
Grapes don't come much prettier than Japan's pink native, but the wines have been underwhelming – until now.
By Margaret Rand | Posted Saturday, 16-Mar-2019
Invasion of the Vineyard Robots
The wine industry takes the first tentative steps to replacing humans among the vines.
By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Friday, 15-Mar-2019
Talking Bordeaux with Allan Sichel
A former chartered accountant, Allan Sichel now heads up the CIVB and he talks Bordeaux with
Posted Thursday, 14-Mar-2019
TTB Slated Over Wine Labeling
Consumer advocates demand both calorie and nutritional information should be on wine labels.
By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Wednesday, 13-Mar-2019
The Maddening Business of Marketing to Millennials
Is feverish marketing to Millennials misplaced and are other generations overlooked?
By James Lawrence | Posted Tuesday, 12-Mar-2019
New Laws Cane Oregon Interlopers
New state legislature steps in to protect wine labelled Oregon.
By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Monday, 11-Mar-2019
Viticulture Versus Climate Change
A leading expert on the influence of climate change on grapegrowing talks about adapting to a new paradigm.
By Tom Jarvis | Posted Sunday, 10-Mar-2019
The Man Who Invented Napa Cab
W. Blake Gray
remembers Napa pioneer John Shafer, who died this week.
Posted Saturday, 09-Mar-2019
Chianti Sale Saves a Piece of History
A looming financial crisis has had a happy ending for a historic Italian cooperative.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Friday, 08-Mar-2019
Napa Plan Denounced as "Land Grab"
The controversial agriculture plan was defeated last year, but its replacement could be even more unpopular.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 07-Mar-2019
Challenging Times Ahead for US Wine
A changing landscape will require a change in approach from the traditional way of selling wine.
By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Wednesday, 06-Mar-2019
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