Researchers Discuss the Future of Wine Industry

According to researchers, “climate change, shifting global demand, consumer preferences, new vinification techniques, and marketing” are the main reasons why the wine industry will be upended over the next thirty years. Read more at Forbes online.


25 Celebrity Wines Ranked Worst to Best

The Wrap has a great write-up on the best and the worst celebrity wines, all ranked for your drinking pleasure. Always wondered how good (or bad) Drew Barrymore’s Pinot Noir, Brad and Angelina’s Rose, or the wines from Sting, Fergie and Francis Ford Coppola tasted without having to buy a bottle yourself? Here you go.

The Growth of the Wine Train

For nearly three decades, the Wine Train has been something of a curiosity for Napa County residents – a tourist attraction that most locals never rode. To some it was a charming anachronism, to others a nuisance, generating noise and traffic disruption. Read this editorial from The Napa Register about the Wine Train’s new owners and their plans for the future.

Oaky, With Notes Of BS: Why Wine Tasting Struggles To Get It On The Nose

While it may not quite be time to throw away that aroma wheel just yet, take a look at this write-up on NPR about the art of wine tasting when it comes to your nose.

Frost Proves Catastrophic for Swiss Winegrowers

Around 90 percent of flowering vines in central Switzerland were destroyed by frost over the past few nights, a wine expert has told news agencies. Read more about the devastating weather and its effect on the Swiss wine industry.

Beaujolais Sees Life After Nouveau

James Lawrence explores how the focus on cheap-and-cheerful light reds is affecting the better producers in this conflicted wine region in this article for Wine-Searcher.

Growers Mull Legal Action Over U.S. Grape Glut

Fruit exporters in Chile and Peru are considering taking legal action against their U.S. representatives after being caught out by a glut of shipments to California which have sent grape prices plummeting. What does this mean for consumers? Read the full article.