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The competition has grown again this year to over 4,300 entries making this not only the largest amateur competition in the world, but also now the largest wine competition - whether it be commercial or amateur - in North America. Check out the results!
Dennis and Marie Hasson’s twin daughters were such a miracle, they decided to name their home winery in the girls’ honor.
What’s with all the debate about corks and caps? Take a closer look at closures.
Keith Bishop (Bishop’s Orchards Winery), Esther and John Earle (Torrey Ridge Winery) and Dominic Rivard (dailyfruitwine.com) talk about blending country wines.
Before heading out to the vineyard to pick your grapes, review this list to make the most of harvest day.
Can you add a little fizz to home wines — and for that matter, can you take it away?
Some vineyards never need irrigation. But for most winegrape growers, it’s a necessity.
You know the microbes are in there. Try using a microscope to investigate what’s going on in your wine.
Petit Verdot is a component of some of the world’s great Bordeaux blends. But this “little green”, er, red grape can stand alone.
The Full Mooners of Kentucky show off their award-winning skills and an apricot wine recipe Plus: An introduction to the benefits of oxygen in wine.
Your wine is alive. Learn what all those organisms are.
Save your strength for lifting your wine glass. These plans will help you build a muscle-free hydraulic press.
How does sulfur dioxide work and how much do you need? Master the chemistry of SO2 and you’re on your way to developing your own style.
Long gone are the days of wicker-basket Chianti. Learn the techniques behind today’s Tuscan wines that are site-sensitive and sophisticated.