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Why We Still Need Classic Barolo
With single-vineyard Barolos grabbing all the limelight, we shouldn't ignore the blended version that built the region's reputation.
By Tom Hyland | Posted Sunday, 30-Aug-2020
America's Best Value Wines
Let's sidestep Napa and Sonoma for a change and celebrate some genuinely value-driven US wines instead.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Saturday, 29-Aug-2020
Vineyard Workers Face Unhealthy Choices
Coping with fires and the Covid pandemic has farmworkers facing a terrible choice.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 28-Aug-2020
Crop Insurance Fears for Smoke-hit Vineyards
Growers affected by the California wildfires should take a close look at the small print on their insurance policies.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 27-Aug-2020
Smoke Taint Looms Large for California Wine
Smoke damage – or the perception of it – will be front of mind for producers and consumers.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Wednesday, 26-Aug-2020
Cautious Optimism on Wine Country Fires
The fires are still large, ferocious and damaging, but things could have been so much worse.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 25-Aug-2020
The Rise of Low-intervention Winemaking
Why do so many winemakers across the globe choose to adopt this laissez-faire "hands-off" mentality?
By Vicki Denig | Posted Monday, 24-Aug-2020
The World's Best Value Australian Wines
Known for its patrician red wines, the Lucky Country also does a nice line in great-value whites.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Sunday, 23-Aug-2020
Champagne Pushed into Uncharted Territory
The harvest continues, even though no one is quite sure how much they can pick.
By Caroline Henry | Posted Saturday, 22-Aug-2020
Wineries Harvest while Wine Country Burns
The fires are still blazing, but most vineyards have avoided damage or smoke pollution.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 21-Aug-2020
Firestorm Danger for California Grape Harvest
Freak storms have sparked fires that are ravaging California's wine country – at the worst possible time.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 20-Aug-2020
Blanc de Noirs: Champagne's Black Beauty
As Bollinger launches a straight Pinot Noir Champagne, Margaret Rand asks why they are rarely labeled Blanc de Noirs.
By Margaret Rand | Posted Wednesday, 19-Aug-2020
Fire Threatens Napa Vineyards
Growers and producers are on the alert in California's wine country as fire rears its head again.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Tuesday, 18-Aug-2020
The World's Best Value Italian Wines
Everybody's favorite wine producer offers not just a startling variety of wine, but tremendous value, too.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Monday, 17-Aug-2020
Wine's Next Big Thing: Not Wine
Much ink has been spilled over Piquette's potential, but some question if it can go big.
By Kathleen Willcox | Posted Sunday, 16-Aug-2020
Bordeaux Tries Youth Appeal Again
Attracting younger consumers has been a largely unsuccessful endeavor for the prestigious region – but they're trying again.
By Natalie Sellers | Posted Saturday, 15-Aug-2020
Cognac Makes a Covid Comeback
An old French favorite is enjoying a renaissance as consumers bring cocktail culture into the home.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 14-Aug-2020
Arriba! Tequila Gets a Lockdown Boost
The Mexican spirit was thriving before Covid hit and even a global pandemic can't dent its irresistible rise.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Thursday, 13-Aug-2020
South African Wine's Political Nightmare
With government land grabs, falling tourism, and no domestic sales, wineries are facing a bleak future.
By James Lawrence | Posted Wednesday, 12-Aug-2020
Covid Online Wine Boom Fizzles Out
The Covid-inspired online wine sales increase continues, but it is running out of steam.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Tuesday, 11-Aug-2020
The World's Best Value German Wines
Riesling tends to be overlooked by consumers, but they are missing out on some great bargains.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Monday, 10-Aug-2020
Battling the Shame of the Rosé
Are rosé wines inherently inferior, or is it a case of outright discrimination?
By Oliver Styles | Posted Sunday, 09-Aug-2020
Bringing the Space Race to the Vineyard
The head of a company providing satellite technology in the wine industry pushes back against the Lafite CEO's claims.
By James Lawrence | Posted Saturday, 08-Aug-2020
California Rolls Out its Toughest Vintage
Harvest time is usually a celebratory affair in wine country, but this year is different.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 07-Aug-2020
The World's Best Value Bordeaux
Is it possible to find value in Bordeaux? Of course it is – let's go bargain hunting.
By Don Kavanagh | Posted Thursday, 06-Aug-2020
Covid Claims Anderson Valley Wine Pioneer
W. Blake Gray
remembers one of his most memorable tastings – and the woman behind it.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Wednesday, 05-Aug-2020
Rediscovering Tuscany's Forgotten Classic
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is forever in the shadow of Brunello and Chianti, but it is worth exploring.
By Tom Hyland | Posted Tuesday, 04-Aug-2020
Coca Cola Re-enters the Booze Business
Hard seltzers are no passing fad, as the surprise re-engagement of a soda giant in the liquor industry shows.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Monday, 03-Aug-2020
Chef Ramsay Fires Up "Crap" Whiskey
If you think the influence of being on television is waning, you might want to think again.
By Wine-Searcher staff | Posted Sunday, 02-Aug-2020
Giving Bourbon the Burgundy Treatment
Bourbon doesn't have to taste the same, year after year, and one producer is out to prove it.
By W. Blake Gray | Posted Saturday, 01-Aug-2020
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