box of wine

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 3/7/21

Welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted. I’m pleased

Line of thinking

Vinography Images: Line of Thinking

Steve Matthiasson walks in his vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa, as the morning sun makes trellis wires

Steven Spurrier

RIP Steven Spurrier: Losing a Gentleman of the Wine World

This morning the Academie du Vin Library issued a press release announcing the death of an icon in the wine

magazines

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/7/21

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box of wine bottles

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 2/28/21

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landscape

Vinography Images: Strange Creatures

Frost fans stand starkly against the morning fog, like strange creatures in an otherworldly landscape, as the vineyards of the

Great News: Wine Tariffs Get 4-month Suspension

What’s that sound? No, not all those Champagne corks popping. The other sound. Yes, it’s the sound of every wine

Magazines

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/28/21

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We cannot wait to see you again

If We Want Restaurants to Survive, Here’s What We Need to Do

No one needs to be told that the pandemic has severely impacted the restaurant industry—at least, no one that eats

case of wine

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 2/21/20

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Early Tendrils

Vinography Images: Early Tendrils

Tendrils of a grapevine unfurl at Covert Estate in the Coombsville AVA of Napa Valley. At the moment, grapevines in

newspapers

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/21/21

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hands at work

Vinography Images: Experienced Hands

Using a block of wood to hold it away from the irrigation line, a vineyard worker cuts the trunk of

Spruce Restaurant

Restaurant Wine Evolves to Survive

By this point, every one of us has used up the euphemisms for just how far from normal we find

magazines

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 2/14/21

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Lorenzo Accomasso

I’ll Drink to That: Winemaker Lorenzo Accomasso

Episode 482 of I’ll Drink to That! features legendary Barolo producer Lorenzo Accomasso, along with a deep lesson in the history of

open case of wine

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 2/7/21

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

topping barrels

Vinography Images: Tight Squeeze

A cellar worker replaces a barrel bung after topping up at the Kistler winery in the town of Forestville. One

Ferrari wine chateau

So You Think You Are a Wine Baller?

Spend enough time in the world of wine and you’re bound to meet them. The (let’s face it, almost entirely)