Laboratory testing of 92 French wines from across the country found pesticide traces in every bottle, including those made from organically-grown grapes, consumer organization UFC-Que Choisir reported.
An estimated crowd of 5,846 filled Riverbend Park in Palisade on Saturday for the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by First National Bank of the Rockies, setting a new 22-year attendance high.
Rainfall on Friday and Saturday did little to dampen the spirits of local grape growers, who are still pleased with this year's unusually early harvest. The rain brought harvest, which is already into the cabernet sauvignon phase, to a "screeching halt," said Volker Eisele of Eisele Vineyards.
Thirty-five Master of Wine and Master Sommelier students participated in Master Napa Valley, a multiday education immersion program about the wine region, hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association.
Early signs at Bordeaux estates including Chateau d'Yquem and Cos d'Estournel point to a good quality 2013 harvest for Bordeaux's dry white wines and Sauternes, but producers need the sun to stick around.
What is it about wine writing that seems to bring out the bodice ripper in some wine writers? And why do certain words or phrases that no one ever seems to use in the real world somehow seem to creep their way into way too many wine reviews?
Today, Italian varieties of wine grapes are grown throughout the Pacific Northwest, particularly in Washington's Columbia Valley. Among the most popular is sangiovese, the noble grape of Tuscany. But winemakers also enjoy working with such red varieties as dolcetto, nebbiolo, primitivo, zinfandel and barbera.
Brimming winery tanks from the record 2012 crop are moderating pricing surplus winegrape tonnage and excess wine for what is thought to be another sizable crop this year, according to experts at a major annual gathering in Napa on Tuesday of the industry's financial decision-makers.
The New Zealand wine industry has used the America's Cup to help raise the profile of its wine in its second largest export market. New Zealand Winegrowers global marketing director Chris Yorke said the opportunity to leverage off Team New Zealand's presence in San Francisco had been too good to ignore.
The improvement in quality of wines from Chile, while maintaining value prices over the last ten years has been truly remarkable. I highlight a few below but read about all 13 on my Top 50 Value Wines list.
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act is set to expire, and will not be included in a bill designed to avert a government shutdown, according to a statement Tuesday from the press office of Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).