Commentary from Wines & Vines Editorial Staff
 
SUBSCRIBE »
 
 
 

Vineyard View

by Cliff Ohmart
 

20 Years of Sustainable Grape Growing

 
 

My inaugural column devoted to sustainable farming of wine grapes was published in the November 1998 issue of Wines & Vines. It was appropriately titled "What is Sustainable Viticulture.

 
READ MORE »
 
SEE EARLIER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN »
 

 
 

Here's What Works

by Andy Starr
 

Lot Traceability and Quality Assurance to Reduce Risk  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

 
 

You bottled 1,000 cases of 2016 Chardonnay over two days. Near the end of the run, your sterile filter plugs, with about 80 cases left to bottle. You grumble about using another expensive filter cartridge.

 
READ MORE »
 
SEE EARLIER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN »
 

 
 

Viewpoint

by Jim Boyce
 

Is China a Long-Term Play for U.S. Wine?  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

 
 

It sounds crazy but the United States sent less wine to China in 2017 than 2011 despite the imported wine market more than doubling there from 26.8 million to 61.5 million 9-liter cases. The Wine Institute listed 1.58 million cases of exports to China last year, down from 1.79 million cases seven years earlier, a performance as flat as week-old Schramsberg.

 
READ MORE »
 
SEE EARLIER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN »
 

 
 

Wine Industry Finance

by Gabriel Froymovich
 

Should Growers Make Bulk Wine?  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

 
 

Much attention has been paid recently to wine producers acquiring vineyards to secure affordable, quality supply as grape prices rise. Less discussion has focused on growers who see this rise in profits as a way to invest in themselves by diversifying into wine production.

 
READ MORE »
 
SEE EARLIER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN »
 

 
 

Inquiring Winemaker

by Tim Patterson
 

In Search of Grapevines and Terroir  Access to this article requires a subsciption.

 
 

WARNING: This column, normally about winemaking topics, is entirely devoted to grapegrowing. Worse, it makes fun of several long-cherished beliefs about grapes and their contribution to wine. But at least I do quote Glenn McGourty, another writer for this magazine and someone who actually does know a lot about grapes, to help with the demolition.

 
READ MORE »
 
SEE EARLIER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN »