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Organic Wine vs. Sustainable Wine

(42) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 10:48 AM


Kevin Phillips thinks organic is a complete scam - so why is he farming one of Lodi’s most renowned vineyards organically? Bechthold Vineyards is the oldest continuously-farmed vineyard in Lodi, originally planted in 1886. It’s only 25 acres, but the grapes are highly prized...

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Wine Drinkers Launch Lobbying Group

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 9:40 AM


In New York you can have a bottle of wine shipped from a California winery, but it’s illegal to buy that same bottle at the supermarket. In Arkansas you can pick up that bottle with your groceries, but you can’t order it from an...

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Bacon Meets iPad

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 11:15 AM


It's a vegetarian-luddite nightmare, but for those who insist bacon makes everything better the iPad won't be an exception. The Better Bacon Book: Make Cook and Eat Your Way to Cured Pork Greatness, available now on the app store, teaches the simple...

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New York Declares War On Wine

(23) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 12:32 PM

The most important wine region to New Yorkers isn't Bordeaux, Tuscany or the Mosel. It's New Jersey, where almost all the fine wine they drink is warehoused before being delivered to local stores and restaurants. An amendment before the New York Senate would end this practice, and require wines to...

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Winemaker Faces Jail For Being Organic

(3) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 3:19 PM


Olivier Cousin wants to let you know where his wines come from, the grapes he uses and the year they are made - except it's illegal, and now he may go to jail for it.

Nothing about his winemaking style seems criminal. His...

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8 Great Organic Wine Books For Summer

(5) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 10:58 AM

Organic, Biodynamic and natural wines are making the jump from the wine list to the book shelf. A great new crop of books have just been released by people passionate about both the quality of their wines and the methods behind how they're made. Here are the new publications, plus...

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12 Organic Tequilas

(9) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 3:20 PM

Dr. Adolfo Murillo sees nothing strange about his dual roles: running an optometry practice in California and producing premium organic tequila at his family ranch in Mexico. "During the week I help people to see better. And on the weekends I help them see twice as good."

When taking over...

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The Greatest Organic Wine Show On Earth -- Millésime Bio

(22) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 3:52 PM


Organic wineries from around the world showcased their wines at this year's Millésime Bio 2011, held in Montpellier, France from January 24th to 26th. Almost 450 wineries from fifteen countries participated, with the majority coming from France, Italy and Spain.

What began in...

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Wines of the Languedoc

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 2:34 PM


The Languedoc is the largest wine growing region in the world, the oldest wine-making area in France, a mecca for organic wine growers and birthplace of the first sparkling wine. Every year wine buyers from around the world gather here for the Forum International...

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Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town

(2) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 11:06 AM

Can the same landscape that influenced painters and poets also inspire murder? Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town weaves a 1984 murder of a beloved schoolteacher with the troubled past of a colonial ghost town outside Gloucester, Massachusetts, that's sheltered pirates, runaway slaves and witches since...

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WINES FOR THANKSGIVING: Picks From 10 Winemakers & Experts

(127) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 8:24 AM

**Scroll down for picks & tips on picking the best wine for Thanksgiving from winemakers and wine experts**

Thanksgiving is the clusterf*ck of wine holidays. Pardon the language, no other word adequately describes the delusion that your carefully chosen wines will ever pair up with their intended dish. Most people...

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U.S. Spends $180K To Promote Pesticide Residues On Food

(11) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 6:08 PM

The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., is asking the California Department of Food and Agriculture to reconsider a $180,000 grant given to the Alliance For Food and Farming to combat the negative public perception of pesticide residues on fruits and...

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Battle of the Bozos

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 11:56 AM


While conflicts raged in Iraq and Afghanistan in Spring 2009, a lesser known battle was being fought at 21st street in downtown Manhattan. It all started with a blow-up Bozo doll in the window of the Harrison & Star ad agency....

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Terry Theise: Reading Between The Wines

(6) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 11:19 AM


Terry Theise had his first sip of wine from a bottle Rod Stewart handed down to his audience mid-concert. He went on to become one of the leading U.S. importers of German and Austrian wines, winning a James Beard Foundation award in the process....

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Seltzer's Last Stand

(10) Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 4:45 PM


Owning the last seltzer bottling plant in Brooklyn qualifies you as a psychiatrist. "People call me all the time just wanting to talk about the old days," says Kenny Gomberg, third-generation owner of Gomberg Seltzer Works. "It was a nostalgic part of people's lives....

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VIDEO: Evan Spingarn of the Tangled VIne Bar

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2010 | 7:00 PM

The Tanged Vine Bar + Kitchen has become one of the hottest in wine bars in New York City, featuring organic, Biodynamic and natural wines -- as well as a few orange ones. The Organic Wine Journal sent Lyle Fass to interview Evan Spingarn, the mastermind behind the...

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How To Eat During A Heat Wave

(92) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 7:01 PM

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10 Celebrities With Organic Vineyards

(17) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 9:29 AM

They act, sing, write and direct, but no celebrity career is really complete without their own wine somewhere on the résumé. Most stars simply team up with a winery to produce a vanity label, while others have dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to the wine business. The quality of these wines are...

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8 Secrets About Organic Wine

(160) Comments | Posted June 18, 2010 | 8:56 AM


Want to learn more? Be sure to check out the Organic Wine Journal to find out more about Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wines.

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How To Go To a Wine Store

(153) Comments | Posted June 2, 2010 | 1:23 PM

Walking into a wine store can be intimidating. James Bond could fall out of a plane, crash through the ceiling, and still pick out the perfect Bordeaux. Not you, though. Hundreds of bottles stare back at you, mocking your inexperience. The labels are in different languages, you can't...

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