Tag: Winemaking

Five things you need to know about sustainable wine

Sustainable farming isn’t necessarily new, but recently sustainability has become the hot topic in wine – whether it’s natural, organic or biodynamic. We talked to three of California’s most exciting producers to try and discern what all the fuss is about

From the ground up: why sustainable farming matters

We casually throw around terms such as “organic”, “biodynamic” and “sustainable” when it comes to wine – but what do they actually mean, and do they make better wine?

How to make wine: sparkling

In the final part of our series exploring how wine is made, Barbara Drew explains the different methods that produce sparkling wine, including Prosecco, Cava or Champagne What makes a wine go fizz, or a cork go pop? Tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide dissolved in the liquid. The question of how the carbon dioxide gets […]

(Don’t) blame it on the weatherman

Wine in all its guises is much more than what happens in the cellar. As Bordeaux Petits Châteaux Buyer Oli Barton discusses here, the weather can have substantial impact on a year’s work for the whole region On my recent trip to Bordeaux I uncovered how much the region’s prosperity hangs on the elements and how […]