How Can You Tell if a Young Wine Will Age?

How Can You Tell if a Young Wine Will Age?

We’ve given you plenty of advice on how to purchase, cellar and preserve wine, but how can you determine a young wine’s ability to age? For most people, wine is consumed shortly after purchase. But suppose you find one that you really like, and you’d like to stockpile some bottles for the future. How can […]

Extreme Weather Impacts Yields in Champagne

France’s Champagne harvest ended with growers relieved that the 2017 growing season difficulties are behind them. Winemakers, who can rely on blending in reserve wines from previous years for their NV designation bottles, were not as hard hit. Vines suffered a mix of hail, frost, late rain damage, and the botrytis fungus attacked the vines […]

Dão and Douro Reds Reign Supreme

Big, bold reds are a specialty of Portugal. While there are great warm-hearted offerings from the southern Alentejo, the best examples come from the two northern regions of Douro and Dão, which specialize in the country’s star grape, Touriga Nacional. The two regions are situated within 50 miles of each other, yet their styles are […]

As the Nature of Work Changes, So Must We

The daily dose of vulgarity continues to distract us all from very real solutions to our very real problems. We stand at one of those fundamental turning points in history. How people live and work are changing rapidly. This process is creating quite a few casualties, but the biggest may be the casualty of thought. […]

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