Like a book, do we judge a bottle of wine by its cover? Semiotics—how meaning is created and communicated through signs and symbols—is increasingly of dark-art interest to many wine makers and marketers. Click to Read On
Sulfites or sulfur dioxide is a fruit preservative widely used in dried fruits as well as wine. It is also produced by the human body at the level of about 1000 mg (milligrams) per day. Click to Read on
Making wine — the growing of the crop, the fermentation process, aging in barrels, bottling and sealing — is a study in proper sequential science. Blow it somewhere along these lines, and the winemaker could be out of business quickly. Click Righ to Read On
We spend a lot of time talking about the stuff inside wine bottles. But can the bottle itself, from its shape to color of the glass, tell you more about what you're drinking? We go deeper than a punt into what's behind your wine bottle. Click right to Read on...
Last year, I was talking to an eminent MS who was vocal on the subject of how hard it was to find sommeliers. Over the year, other restaurateurs backed up his point, and in late autumn I duly set out to research the Great Sommelier Drought of 2016. Click to Read on
China’s commerce ministry has announced the country will impose a 15% tariff on US wine imports as part of a wider introduction of tariffs on imports of 128 US products worth approximately $3bn. Click to Read On
The romance of a damp cellar lined with oak barrels is, for some, part of the magic of wine. A winemaker hovering over a small opening, wine thief in hand, conveys the idea of wine as an art rather than a science. That image, however, doesn’t always match the economic realities of today’s wine, which has led to a variety of alternatives. Click Right to Read more...
STEPHEN SILBERLING, a tax lawyer who considers himself a knowledgeable wine drinker, could not contain his astonishment as he told me of his recent experience in a New York restaurant. He had ordered a 2007 Chapoutier Côtes du Rhône Belleruche, a wine he and his date had enjoyed so much the previous week that they decided to drink it again. As they sipped their first glass, however, they both thought the wine tasted different, and they debated whether it was flawed. Read more click right