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April 2018 Issue of Wines & Vines
 
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TECHNICAL SPOTLIGHT

 
 

Silver Oak Cellars' Alexander Valley Winery

Building on a long history in Sonoma County, the Cabernet specialist's new winery is a sleek, sizable and sustainable investment in the future

by Andrew Adams
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

Seeking Perfection in Pinot Noir

Six winemakers in two states share their vineyard and winery practices

by L.M. Archer
 
 

TECHNOLOGY

 
 

Getting Faster, More Efficient on the Crush Pad

Wineries invest in new equipment to reduce harvest-time manpower while also enhancing fruit quality

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT FOCUS

 
 

Oak Barrel Alternatives

Suppliers seek to provide greater precision in alternative oak products

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

OAK ALTERNATIVES

 
 

The Art of Oak, Revisited

The toasting process and extraction techniques are the keys to using oak alternatives for quality wine

by Richard Carey
 
 

PRACTICAL WINERY & VINEYARD

 
 

Managing Green Flavors in the Winery

Sorting, clarification and heat treatments are among the most successful options

by Gary J. Pickering
 
 

Grape-Derived Fruity Volatile Thiols

Adjusting Sauvignon Blanc aroma and flavor complexity

by Carien Coetzee
 
 

EDITOR'S LETTER

 
 

Start the Winemaking Year Well-armed With Information

by Jim Gordon
 
 

VINEYARD VIEW

 
 

Biopesticide Use Not Yet Mainstream Despite Numerous Advantages

by Cliff Ohmart
 
 

VIEWPOINT

 
 

How to Use Facebook to Increase Winery Sales

by Brooke Huffman