Lodi Goes Native

Lodi Goes Native

Winemaker Michael McCay hustles from one gnarled vine to another in a row of 101-year-old Zinfandel. He’s scrambling to detach superfluous young green shoots and poorly placed leaves. It’s early May on this plot in Lodi, California, and the vines are growing quickly. As the owner of this land since 2011, McCay can’t resist thinning […]

Argentina’s Now Generation of Winemakers: Video Series

Argentina’s Now Generation of Winemakers: Video Series

Sponsored by                                         Meet two of Argentina’s “Now Generation” of winemakers, Sebastian Zuccardi and Santiago Mayorga. Both come from families with long legacies in the wine industry, born to winemaking fathers and grandfathers and growing up amidst […]

Yeast Mode

Yeast Mode

When it comes to flavoring beer, it seems that hops and grains get all the love. Yeast gets least—and that’s just not right. Yeast is beer’s flavor-pumping heart. These hungry fungi convert grain-derived sugars into carbon dioxide and alcohol—hard work marked by fragrant by-products. Yeast can contribute more than 600 flavor and aroma compounds to […]