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The New California Merlot Crisis

Northern California wineries that rely on Merlot for Bordeaux-style blends and varietal wines are struggling to secure enough high-quality grapes. What’s driving this shortage and what can be done to fix it?

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A look at our most-read wine features of the year, from new research about wine headaches to the case for sommeliers’ impact on restaurant profits

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How Winemakers Are Adapting to Changing Winds

Many new AVAs have been created based on the impact of wind—but those winds, including famed ones from around the world, are changing with the climate. What can viticulturalists and winemakers do to keep up?

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In Search of the New Franciacorta

A new generation of producers in Italy’s premier sparkling wine region are casting off decades of French influence to pursue metodo classico wines with a more genuine sense of place

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A New Era for American Sparkling Wine

As emerging and legacy domestic sparkling wine producers alike invest in quality and ageability, the U.S. market is ready to embrace a wider array of home-grown bubbly

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Making a Case for Premium Vinho Verde

A more complex, textured style of Vinho Verde has emerged, driven by monovarietal, subzone-specific wines at slightly higher price points. Is the U.S. market ready to accept them?