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Baia’s Vineyard in the Secret Birthplace of Wine – Georgia

Georgians are rightly proud of their rich and historic winemaking culture, and as traditional methods enjoy a renaissance, the Qvevri – an earthenware vessel used to store and age wine for thousands of years – is becoming the unofficial symbol of the country. Though only around three per cent of Georgia’s wines are made in these Qvevri, they remain a romantic ideal that celebrates the country’s history.
Is Climate Change Affecting Oak in Burgundy Chardonnay?

Is Climate Change Affecting Oak in Burgundy Chardonnay?

Wine, in Burgundy, is built into the fabric of the culture. The Chardonnay grapes the region is known for have been growing there and adapting to the precise climate conditions of the region for centuries. Though, climate change is rapidly altering wine as we know. 2020 marked the earliest grape harvest ever in Burgundy. Read on as we explore climate changes’ impact on Burgundy wines.

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The New Wave of Sustainability in Winemaking

The New Wave of Sustainability in Winemaking

Sustainable wines aim to have a winemaking process that protects the environment, supports social responsibility, maintains economic feasibility, and produces high-quality wines. As grapes are grown, harvested, and made into wine, a multitude of environmental factors are prioritized. Read on as we explore further…

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Broc Cellars – California’s champion of unorthodox and natural wines

Broc Cellars – California’s champion of unorthodox and natural wines

Broc Cellars fits hardly anybody’s idea of a California winery. You won’t see any cellars, for one thing, or anything remotely pastoral, like a vineyard. The cellars are a warehouse, on a corner in an industrial district here in Berkeley. Across one street is a cement plant. Across another is a motorcycle-repair shop. The melody of passing freight trains plays every once in a while.

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The Lebanese Wine Renaissance

The Lebanese Wine Renaissance

Even if you’re not an aficionado of Middle Eastern wines, you may have heard of wines being produced in Lebanon. Lebanon’s winemaking history dates back 7,000 years to biblical times. However, it is in the mid-2000s where new winemakers have started to emerge with an ideology on creating a style they feel is more “Lebanese”.

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A Nature Reserve in the Vineyards – Geyerhof

A Nature Reserve in the Vineyards – Geyerhof

The history of the old estate began almost 800 years ago, in the little village of Oberfucha in Kremstal, Lower Austria. Here, winemaking has been part of our family’s life for more than 14 generations, an occupation deeply rooted in the landscape. Today, as well as in the past, arable land, hedgerows, cattle, pigs, chickens and bees complete their idea of holistic farming.

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The Rebirth of Garnachas

The Rebirth of Garnachas

What’s not to love about Grenache, the versatile European grape variety that has been able to adapt to so many different terroirs, vinification techniques and winemaking styles? Whether you call it Grenache or Garnacha, this ever-more-popular grape is more than a passing trend.

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