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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...

Old & Obscure Is New & Cool in Wine Country

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As climate change charts new, unpredictable temperature and weather patterns, the pursuit of outstanding wine means turning to lesser-known grape varieties.  —Kathleen Willcox Old, rare grape...

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...

Newest Approved AVA—Virginia Peninsula

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Vintners in Virginia's newest AVA speak pride of place and hope for increase in consumer engagement. —Paul Vigna Matthew Meyer has been the winemaker at 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...

Redefining the Definition of Balanced Wine

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And eliminating high-alcohol cancel culture —Randy Caparoso Talking about “balanced wine” used to be perfectly acceptable—until about ten years ago, when the term suddenly became politicized....

Willamette Valley Wineries Benefit from Local One-Stop-Shop for Winemaking Products &...

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“Crush2Cellar is the only store where you find all major vendors in one location...plus materials to make wine, like hoses, valves and lab equipment. It’s a candy store for winemakers!”

Crossing the Finish Line: Tips for Using Tannins & Oak in...

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It's time to prepare your next vintage for bottling! Tannins and oak are well-used tools to influence wine style and diminish unwanted astringency and...

STARS® – A Solution for Modern Winemaking

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As the temperatures in California and other winemaking regions continue to rise, the wine’s pH and the increase in the level of potassium become...

Groundbreaking Technology Changes the Face of Winemaking in Time for 2019...

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Single Use Liner Reduces Use of Water, Sulfites. Eliminates the press. The GOfermentor is used by many commercial wineries all over the world. One of the interesting...

New Collective Brings Applied Research, Collaboration to Winemaking Community

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Winemakers have been long been among the original experimenters; that is, those willing to employ trial and error methodologies and information gleaned from other colleagues to continually improve their vintages.

One Man’s Idea Becomes Leading Filtration and Remediation Solution for Wine...

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The method Tudhope developed worked so well, he started VA Filtration South Africa in 1999 to focus on vinegar removal for wineries in the Western Cape. 

Innovative Web and Mobile Production Software

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Come and meet Alain Sutre renowned French consultant winemaker and CEO of Process2Wine and Patrick Oates of Wine Management Systems to hear about how...

Preventing Stuck Fermentations While Preserving Wine Quality

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“If you’ve ever had a stuck ferment, you want to avoid that in the future. In the past, I’ve battled with stuck fermentations that were mainly fructose, and they’re a bear to restart.”