Sustainability
After overcoming challenges with natural fermentation of her Petit Syrah batch, Erica proceeds to the next step of winemaking: it's time to get juicing! This is part 4 of the 'Winemaker For A Harvest' series where Erica Löfving takes on the chal...
Wine Trends

How to find the smartest red wine buys outside the classic European regions.

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Sustainability

Harvest is done! Now we are tree days into fermentation without any additives and... grapes are no where close to fermenting. The situation is critical: Does Erica succumb to adding yeast or stick to "no intervention" philosophy and figure out some o...

Read more November 2020
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...

Read more October 2020
Sustainability

What happens when a wine writer jumps to the other side of the fence and becomes a winemaker? That's when theory meets reality and previously set views on winemaking practices are challenged. Erica Löfving, recounts her experience as a winemaker...

Read more October 2020
Wine Regions

It was a Brit that discovered the secret of putting the fizz into wine and its current crop of wines are giving the French a run for their bubbles.

Read more October 2020
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
Wine Regions

Burgundy wines have become very expensive, in fact they are among the most in the world, and therefore it is important to explore the less well known appellations to find affordable wines, with a price tag that eases the pain and that offers a good e...

Read more September 2020
Wine Regions

A few kilometres from the banks of the Dordogne river, there is an undertow of change in the vineyards of Saint-Émilion. Grapes have been grown here for two millennia but in the past decade, there has been an unrelenting current of progress, p...

Read more September 2020
Wine Trends

Social media continues to be a hotbed for the latest news for almost every topic you can think of, and the food and beverage world is no different. Indeed, the rise of the foodie influencer has made people more aware of all the cuisines the world has...

Read more September 2020
Wine Trends

The finest contemporary Australian Chardonnays come from distinguished sites and made with a radically different winemaking philosophy from the pioneering Chardonnays of the 1970’s. Modern Australian Chardonnay is bright, tight and age-worthy.

Read more August 2020

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