Monthly Archives: August 2020

  1. Bruliam’s Dr. Overstreet on Harvest in a Pandemic and a Way Forward for Small Wineries

    Bruliam’s Dr. Overstreet on Harvest in a Pandemic and a Way Forward for Small Wineries

    "Over the past several months, one question we’re often asked is: How will small wineries, all over the world, survive the pandemic? Overstreet’s story might offer some clues." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
  2. Victims of California’s Fires Need Your Help. Here’s How.

    Victims of California’s Fires Need Your Help. Here’s How.

    The Northern California wildfires, to date more than 7,000 of them including many caused by lightening strikes, have killed seven people and destroyed 2,000 structures and more than 1.5 million acres, that’s roughly the size of Delaware.
  3. What About the Workers? Why Wine Certifications Don’t Go Far Enough

    What About the Workers? Why Wine Certifications Don’t Go Far Enough

    Certification protects the consumer from dubious marketing claims (clean wine), as well as importers who are reliant on the honesty of their producers but does it go far enough? The next task must be a social contract between winery owners and their staff and communities for fair working conditions.
  4. Gary Farrell’s Theresa Heredia on Early Picking, Great Vineyards and Overripe Bananas

    Gary Farrell’s Theresa Heredia on Early Picking, Great Vineyards and Overripe Bananas

    "The goal is to make wines that are food-friendly, with a great acid backbone, wines that have fresh, vibrant aromas and most importantly are expressive of the place because his philosophy from the beginning was always to work with the iconic vineyards around Sonoma County." -Theresa Heredia
  5. The Ciró Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Artisanal Calabrian Winemakers Sweep Italy

    The Ciró Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Artisanal Calabrian Winemakers Sweep Italy

    Cirò is at the very center of a crucial wine transformation happening right now in Calabria, arguably Italy's most exciting wine region! But I, having Calabrian roots, am a little biased.
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