Sustainability
After initial decision on what grape variety to chose, Erica returns to Sonoma for the harvest season. Between hard work on the field and heated winemaking philosophy discussions, she considers the risk of taking a more "natural" path. This is part 2...
Sustainability

What happens when a wine writer jumps to the other side of the fence and becomes a winemaker? That's...

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Collecting and Aging

To sake drinkers, vintage sake is something out of the ordinary, possibly even extraordinary. Why? Quite simply because, unlike wine, vintage sake is the exception that proves the rule.

Read more October 2020
Collecting and Aging

To Buy Or Not To Buy, that is the question, as Hamlet nearly said. And the answer? Wine auctions are essentially trading hubs offering wines for sale ostensibly at market prices.

Read more April 2020
Collecting and Aging

To age or not to age Amarone? The answer is as complex as the finest Amarone themselves. Ultimately it comes down to quality and how you like to drink your wine.

Read more March 2020
Collecting and Aging

Is it worth aging white wines and, if so, what should you put in your cellar?

Read more November 2019
Collecting and Aging

“Age cannot wither her,” says the narrator Enobarbus in Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra. He could just as easily have been talking about the longevity of fine wine as Antony’s infatuation.

Read more September 2019
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Collecting and Aging

As a fledgling wine collector, or even a seasoned master with a good number of rare, aged bottles in your portfolio, you'll understand that beginning and nurturing a quality wine collection can be a complicated business.

Read more July 2019
Collecting and Aging

The act of wine collecting can be compared to a great assemblage of artwork. Both fine wine and art attract a great deal of public attention, command enormous prices and, unfortunately, are often faked and sold as the real deal.

Read more June 2019
Collecting and Aging

A guide to ageing potentials

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How long to age your wine to enjoy it at it's very best? Here's what you need to know.

Read more March 2019
Collecting and Aging

There are some sayings about wine that are shared so frequently they have entered the realm of unquestioned truths.

Read more January 2019

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