Archive for the 'Wine News' Category

Constellation opens world’s largest winery solar energy system

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Why we love the sun – it makes the grapes grow and will power half the energy needs of Constellation’s facility in Gonzales, CA.

Argentinian Malbec gets a second glance

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

I’m really excited by the Malbec wines make from Argentina.  So too is the WSJ, and there is a fairly in-depth account of the producers and explosive growth of this delicious import from this past weekend’s Journal:

Malbec Beckons – Heed the Call

Don’t swirl old Burgundies / pinots

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

If they’re more than 25 years old, given that the pinot noir grape is so fragile, aggressive swirling can cause the old

wine to collapse and taste like a whopping nothing, a terrible way to end a no doubt expensive bottle of juice.

Urban wineries sprout new vines

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Be sure to catch Friday’s article from the NYTimes on the growth of urban wineries.  With land prices for vineyards in Napa and other places into the stratosphere, some passionate wine enthusiasts are taking matters into their more info

own hands and opening urban wineries.  Bridge Urban Winery is a new one that I hadn’t heard of in Williamsburg and will be sure to make a visit to given my own predilection for wine-making.

The Mystery of Chateau Petrus

Friday, November 14th, 2008

I came across the following article today and thought I would share it, as I have a special place in my heart and palate for Petrus: