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Kathleen Willcox writes about wine, food and culture from her home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is keenly interested in sustainability issues, and the business of making ethical drinks and food. Her work appears regularly in Wine Searcher, Wine Enthusiast, Liquor.com and many other publications. Kathleen also co-authored a book called Hudson Valley Wine: A History of Taste & Terroir, which was published in 2017. Follow her wine explorations on Instagram at @kathleenwillcox

Winegrowers Bring in Worms to Manage Waste

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Top US wine estates have become expert worm-wranglers in order to advance sustainability efforts and combat ever-increasing drought conditions. —Kathleen Willcox Wine regions across the world...

Vineyard Tech & The Green Cyber Revolution

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Wine Industry Advisor dives into the modern vineyard where satellites, AI, and robotics all work toward more sustainable viticulture. —Kathleen Willcox The wine industry has been...

Females in the Field—How Women in the Vineyard Make for Better...

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Unlike reports on women’s tasting abilities, there are no studies on relative merits of  female vs. male vineyard workers, but anecdotal evidence abounds. Wine...

Climate Has Changed—How Global Wine Regions Are Responding

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Wine Industry Advisor reached out to scientists and vintners around the world to get a sense of how vulnerable wine regions are addressing the...

The Future of Winemaking Is Hybrid

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Why US winemakers are seeking out non-vitis vinifera grapes —Kathleen Willcox There will always be a place for conventionally produced vitis vinifera. But, in truth, more...

The Hock Bottle and Fighting a Wine Stereotype

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Between consumer (mis) conception, business logistics, and marketing techniques, wine industry pros consider the right package for classic aromatic white varieties. —Kathleen Willcox For many consumers,...