World-class wine-tasting event coming to Ningxia in 2021

“This is the second time that this kind of international wine event has been held in China. After Beijing, we are heading for Ningxia, China’s most promising wine region, which most certainly has some amazing surprises in store for us,” said Thomas Costenoble, CEO of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

Wine’s diversity issue starts with the way we talk about the taste of wine

And masculine and feminine are innocuous compared with some of the sexist wine language that has passed as normal for many years. It astounds me that the word “slutty” — used to describe a wine whose appeal is obvious, rather than subtle — remains in circulation. (“Slutty” in a wine context is almost always used […]

Everything you need to know about Mendocino wine

This time, I focused on the Anderson Valley, and we dispatched critic Sara Schneider — the longtime wine editor of Sunset magazine, and current contributor to the Robb Report — to the winegrowing regions further inland. Sara and I were both struck by how unassuming Mendocino wineries are: Many tasting rooms were staffed by their […]

Is Napa growing too much wine? Residents seek to preserve treasured land

Voters will decide on the proposal by 5 June, but the campaign has sharply divided the wine community. Veteran vintners like Winiarski have gone against the industry trade groups, who are united in their opposition. The Napa Valley Vintners, a key trade body, initially supported the measure but later pulled a surprise U-turn. Wilson and […]

Winemakers are worrying about smoke taint, but wine drinkers should not

By now, it’s clear that smoke and its possible effects on wine grapes will be the question of the California wine industry’s 2020 harvest. It’s a question that we can’t yet answer. Yes, it seems inevitable at this point that some of this year’s wine grapes will be irreparably tainted by smoke. But how widespread […]

Iron Horse is the perfect tasting room for sparkling wine

WHAT TO TRY: Be aware that the sweetness levels of Iron Horse bubblies vary considerably, from the saccharine Russian Cuvee (13 grams per liter residual sugar) and the Classic Vintage Brut (about 5g/L) to the bracing Ocean Reserve (which commits $4 from each bottle sold to National Geographic’s Ocean Initiative).

Wine Country Grape Growers Fear Significant Damage From Wildfire Smoke

“And now the labs are overrun,” said Dr. Anita Oberholster, a UC Davis enology professor. “They have a 30-day backlog at this point in time so, not only do you need to pick a week from now but you can only get your number 30 days from now.”

Particpants get taste of Italian culinary culture in HCMC

The True Italian Taste Project was promoted and financed by the Ministry of Economic Development, coordinated by Assocamerestero in collaboration with the ICHAM, with the support of the Italian Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. The aim was to promote and safeguard authentic and quality Italian agri-food products. The […]

Wildfires kill seven and displace thousands in Oregon, California and Washington

Even in the midst of its dry, hot, windy fire season, California has experienced wildfires advancing with unprecedented speed and ferocity. Since the middle of August, fires in California have killed 12 people, destroyed more than 3,600 buildings, burned old growth redwoods, charred chaparral and forced evacuations in communities near the coast, in wine country […]

Dramatic aerial photos reveal the devastation caused by 200 wildfires raging across California, Oregon and Washington leaving at least seven dead and incinerating 3.4m acres

‘The fire continued to grow under extreme conditions,’ the agency said in an update. ’The Red Flag Warning for strong winds will impact the fire in the early morning, with stronger winds to come. The fire made wind driven runs and increased spotting distance.