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Expert Editorial: Improve Wine Quality with Cleaning and Passivation of Stainless...

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To maintain desired neutrality, stainless steel tanks must be properly cleaned. This is one job best left to the professionals. By the Astro Pak team For...

Expert Editorial: Alcohol-Free Wine Presents Challenges in Filtration and Quality Assurance

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The production of non-alcoholic wines presents a particular challenge for producers, since it differs considerably from the classic winemaking process. By Dr. Ilona Schneider and...

Biogenic Amine Toxicity: A Reality for Histamine-Sensitive Consumers

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What are biogenic amines and why can they be a problem? By Deborah Parker Wong Most informed wine consumers have accepted the fact that sulfur isn’t...

Colorado Rising: Behind the World’s First High Desert Hybrid Wine Region

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The Mile High State leans into hybrid varieties in response to extreme climate challenges. By Kathleen Willcox  Colorado has been producing locally grown and bottled wine...

Using Yeast to Combat Climate Change and Improve Flavor

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Yeast is to winemaking what faith is to religion. Without that one essential element, the rest collapses. Today, tech innovations are letting vintners use...

Wines You Should Not Pass Over This Year

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Kosher wines have come a long way in the U.S..  By Laura Ness Passover begins at sundown on April 15 and lasts 8 days. The highlight...

Kosher Wines to Try

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Tempt your Passover palate with these delicious offerings By Laura Ness 2020 Rimapere Baron Edmond de Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, 13%   This beauty screams Kiwi! It’s classic...

Op Ed: Is the UK Wine Trade’s “The California List” a...

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An outdated classification model will cause more problems than it solves. By Randy Caparoso Who doesn't love the UK wine trade? Most of us in U.S. wine-related...

Winemakers Are Slashing Sulfites—Without Sacrificing Quality

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Efforts for lowering sulfite levels go beyond consumer demand. It's also raised the bar on thoughtful farming and winemaking practices. —Kathleen Willcox In their most basic...

Flash Deténte and Cryo-Maceraction Save Tough Vintages

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How high-tech, intervention winemaking can actually boost wine quality. —Kathleen Willcox Advocates of low-intervention winemaking posit a wine should be an expression of all the good...

Winemaking Barrel Trial: Free SO2 & Potential Wine Quality Impacts

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Barrel-by-barrel sampling of free SO2 can potentially help winemakers prevent unnecessary and expensive barrel downgrades. —David Sommer, CTO, BarrelWise Technologies Free sulfur dioxide (SO2) is unique amongst...

Philosophy—Maryland’s First Black-owned Winery

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Two Black female wine entrepreneurs breaking boundaries in Mid-Atlantic wine scene —Paul Vigna For Kimberly T. Johnson, winery ownership began with a much less complicated mission—...
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