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From Spying to Wine, Drones in the Vineyard

From Spying to Wine, Drones in the Vineyard

  Drones, those spying eyes in the sky, have long been an integral part of the government’s effort to locate (and sometimes take out) suspected terrorists. In the future, however, those tiny unmanned aircraft may be an equally important part of vineyard management, says Jeff Lorton, an economic development manager for Yamhill County in Oregon.   Lorton and others believe…

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Red Wine May Be Healthier Than You Think

Red Wine May Be Healthier Than You Think

Researchers and wine geeks alike have long touted the health benefits of red wine. And now more research has uncovered a host of new molecules that may increase those benefits. Recent studies by chemists at the University of British Colombia and the University of Adelaide discovered 23 previously unknown molecules in extracts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. These…

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It’s All in the Microbes

The devil is in the details, the sages tell us.  So, it seems, is the terroir. The French word that describes the often-inscrutable blend of soils, climate, geography and more that gives wines their unique character and makes the wines of one region or microclimate different from those of another, is apparently also influenced by the microbes that grow on…

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Wine Tasting Terms – Just What is a Long Finish Anyway?

Wine Tasting Terms – Just What is a Long Finish Anyway?

Wine tasting is a very subjective thing – even though people use the same terms to describe different features of a wine’s taste and feel, it doesn’t mean they feel the same way about it. Some prefer oaky, others like acidity and punch. It’s actually this lack of agreement and the many different tastes that make wine tasting such an…

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The Best Places for Beginners to Buy Wine

The Best Places for Beginners to Buy Wine

If you’re new to wines, or if you’re buying for a wine enthusiast when you don’t drink it yourself, then it can seem quite intimidating to try to choose a decent bottle. Don’t worry, though it can be done, you just need to head to the right places. Here’s the five best places to look. Your local, independent wine seller…

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Red Wine May Combat Acne

The health benefits said to accrue from the moderate consumption of red wine are well-known—lowering cholesterol, helping prevent clogged arteries, controlling blood sugar, even fighting off the common cold.  Now California scientists think they’ve found one more benefit, one that can heal the outer you as well as the inner. A glass or two of red wine can help kill…

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