After Jean-Luc Thunevin received the letter informing him his Chateau Valandraud had been elevated to Saint-Emilion premier grand cru classe B, he celebrated by opening many bottles of Dom Ruinart champagne
In the early 2000s, Lucas was instrumental in the formation of the original Lodi Vintners group. The group organized weekend passport events and collaborated on some of the original marketing that began to put Lodi on the map
To help winemakers determine the best caps for their wine bottles, researchers at the University of California, Davis, are studying the performance - specifically the variability - within different types of closures.
So who would have thought there was a connection between making movies and making wine. And no, I'm not talking about "Sideways." But think about it -- in entertainment, you need a great script. In wine, you need a great vineyard.
In recent years, younger generations have taken over the family farms and begun experimenting with wine grape varietals. While the yield can be more profitable, the arduous and artistic process is all the more intensive and comes with a higher risk factor.
If a lot can happen over coffee, a lot more can happen over a chat as Swedish sommelier Cecilia Oldne discovered after striking up a conversation with the owner of one of India's largest vineyards eight years ago.
Guided by the principle that biodynamic practictioners must adapt to the needs of their land and surrounding environment, Querciabella has become a fertile arena for some of the most pioneering experimentation in biodynamic agriculture since the early 20th century.
Photographs don't do justice to the rugged, staggering beauty of the Priorat region of Catalonia, in northeastern Spain. The landscape is so steep and rocky that it's a wonder that wine can be made there at all, much less world-class wine
The 'Action to Accelerate Recycling' initiative, which includes the design and launch of new global recycling programs, is expected to generate awareness, create incentives and provide recycling access and infrastructure to increase recycling of aluminum, plastic, glass and paper in the US.