Tag: Jancis Robinson

How Flashy is American Wine?

A slowly growing number of American winemakers are relying on the winemaking equivalent of a secret weapon. It doesn’t feature

Napa – Small Scale, Big Change

For more than 80 years, the journey up Highway 29 into Napa Valley has begun with the same view. To

Direct to America

Wine producers the world over have long coveted America’s growing consumer base of wine drinkers. But wanting access to the

America’s Wine Decline

Numbers, they say, do not lie. But the numbers to which you pay attention matter greatly. Much ado has been

An American in London

Every time I find myself strolling the streets of London, as I did for a few days in early December

Three Small Steps Forward

Understanding the byzantine nature of wine laws in the United States involves thinking not in terms of 50 separate states,

That Heat Dome: How Are Vines Coping?

On 29 June, as the so-called heat dome settled over British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon, the weather station near the Red

back label of Mayacamas kosher wine

Napa Goes Kosher

I’m a particularly bad (read: unobservant and unbelieving) Jew, but I’ve written my share of articles on kosher wines over

California Runs Dry

Over the last year or two, the ubiquitous two-word phrase ‘climate change’ has, with increasing frequency, been replaced with the

Vaccinating Wine Country

A palpable sense of relief has descended upon northern California wine country. On Wednesday 7 April the counties of Napa,

ice on a table

Frozen Wine in Texas

It’s being called by some ‘the St Valentine’s day massacre’. Starting on 9 February, a cold front descended on the

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

discarded Zinfandel

Smoke Taint Looms Large in CA

It has now been six weeks since the successful containment of the Glass Fire, a 67,484-acre (27,310-ha) blaze that burned in both

Red Mountain

America’s Other Cabernet: The Wines of Red Mountain, WA

Admittedly, it sounds like the set-up for a joke: what do two nuclear engineers to for a good time outside

Richard Betts

No Regrets From US Ex MSs

The killing of George Floyd changed so many things, so quickly, and shifted conversations in almost every facet of life.

Alder on America: Thanksgiving and Wine

At a certain point in my childhood, Christmas faced a stiff challenge as my favourite holiday. Never mind that I

An Important and Exciting Announcement

As many of you know, writing about wine is hardly my full time employment. With a demanding day job and

Jancis Robinson Talks About Her Career in Wine at IPNC

As part of this weekend’s International Pinot Noir Celebration, Jancis Robinson, Master of Ceremonies for the weekend, sat down in

Oregon’s International Pinot Noir Celebration: Day One

Under the towering trees and across the sprawling green lawns of Linfield College in the little town of McMinnville, Oregon,