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Three Ways Entrepreneurs Can Take On the Big Guys -- and Win!

John Bowen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we often have to fight the 800-pound gorillas in our industries to get new business. To successfully take on our well-established competitors and find a way to win, we need the right strategies in place.

The Italian Alps - Hiking, Sailing, Snipping & Sipping! (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The morning sun warmed my face. A refreshing mountain breeze rustled shiny leaves as I snipped golden clusters of plump, glistening Chardonnay grapes ...

How Palestinian Winemakers Are Preserving An Ancient Tradition

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - In a valley between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, Palestinians are using native grapes to make fine wines at the site of an anc...

Cycling and Sipping in Bordeaux, France (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The wine's fresh cut grass aromas and frisky acidity perfectly pair with the wealth of scrumptious oysters harvested further south in Cap Ferret, a seaside resort adjacent to the Arcachon Bay, often called the Hamptons of Bordeaux. I can still taste the fat juicy oysters exploding with creamy brininess, like kiss of fresh sea air.

Top 12 Hot Spots: Wine-Related and Otherwise in Emerging Finger Lakes, NY

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

There are now over 200 wineries throughout the Finger Lakes, and some have been gaining admirers in New York City restaurants and throughout the world. All this attention and these recent awards seem to have bewildered local winemakers, who have been practicing their craft for years.

Terroir Talk: Tasting The Earth In Your Wine

Menuism | Posted 08.09.2014 | Taste
Menuism

Think of it as nature and nurture.

Kurt Russell: The Star of Winemaking

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 03.11.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Kurt Russell -- you know his movies but do you know his wine? Labeled as "Gogi," it's not about his celebrity; it's about producing distinctive and we...

Matt Taylor, Reuling Vineyard, and His Wines That Carry Weight Without Heaviness

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Taste
Brad Haskel

Matt speaks of his background, philosophy, and his practices to make wine.

Argentina Wine Country: Beyond Malbec! (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

In the old cavernous wine cellar, we whet our appetites sampling wines from a handful of local producers, which we later sipped with a multi-course midday meal.

Anca Dumitru: The Art of Reinvention

Anca Dumitru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Anca Dumitru

Four years ago, I lost my job. I was sad, angry and unsure about what I wanted to do next. I knew, though, that I didn't want to go back into the corporate world, where the chances of another layoff down the line would have been pretty high. Yet, I was confused.

The Renegades Return: Central Coast Small-Lot Wineries to Pour at Third Annual Garagiste Festival

One For The Table | Posted 12.07.2013 | Travel
One For The Table

It was just a little over two years ago that The Garagiste Festival was a mere gleam in the eyes of co-founders. This November 7 - 10th, the Festival is showcasing the talents of 66 winemakers, all of whom handcraft under 1,200 cases of wine per year.

Two Talented Expat Winemakers in California: Ernst Storm and Guillaume Fabre

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Winemaking in California has very much been shaped and influenced by a long line of experienced growers and winemakers who moved here from other winemaking countries. And the tradition of young winemakers coming from elsewhere to make wine in California continues.

The Wonderful Wine Journey of Alejandro Vigil

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

As winemaker of Catena Zapata, he oversees the enormous and diverse production of one of the country's biggest and most prestigious premium wineries -- think Mondavi -- as well as his own "El Enemigo" line.

Chris Howell & Cain Vineyard: Making Wines That Matter

Brad Haskel | Posted 09.15.2013 | Taste
Brad Haskel

Chris Howell, the talented General Manager and Winemaker of Cain Vineyards in Spring Mountain, shares his views on wine, grape growing, winemaking, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain and more.

Don't Get Hung Up on Terroir -- It's Just a Feel-Good Myth

Zester Daily | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Is 'terroir' really a myth?

A Young Oregon Winemaker (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.17.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

McMinnville, Oregon Remy Drabkin grew up in a community where exciting new winemakers were helping to shape the nascent wine industry in Oregon. Her ...

From Barrel to Bottle: The Art of Blending Wine

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

Vineyard owner and winemaker James Frey is perfecting the art of blending wine.

Winemaker Plans To Harvest Grapes In The Nude

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home

We're all for learning from history, but one Australian man may be taking it too far. Mike Hayes, the owner of Symphony Hill Wines in Queensland, says...

The Wine Merchant Who Brought Us Terroir

Zester Daily | Posted 02.12.2013 | Taste
Zester Daily

Forty years ago, Kermit Lynch abandoned the handmade purse industry and opened a wine shop in Berkeley, Calif., and in doing so, became one of the great innovators of the field.

Shafer Vineyard's Road to Success Not An Easy One

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Mary Orlin

If you had told John Shafer in 1973, when he moved from Chicago to Napa Valley in 1973, that his winery and one specific vineyard would earn the highest critical acclaim and create a formidable fan following, he would probably have scoffed.

PHOTOS: Capturing Spring In Australia's Historic Wine Region

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

At this time of year in the U.S., the sunlight suddenly seems less vibrant, summer fruits give way to root vegetables in farmers markets, and it feels as if the holidays and winter's chill are just around the corner. Don't you wish you could step into a time machine and head back to spring, with the first splash of green and the promise of summer? That's what we've done for the past few winters, while researching our book, "Wines of the Southern Hemisphere," and there really is something special about springtime in the Barossa.

Analyze This: How Technology Delivers Fine Wines and Fresh Fruits From Vine to Table

Paul Chang | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology
Paul Chang

Imagine yourself at the helm of a global winery. You make a bet on promoting a lesser-known Chardonnay in a new market and the locals love it. Good news, right? Not if your plans didn't factor in the risk of selling too much wine in one region.

What Does Elite Wine Have To Do With Higher Education?

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

With the state of Washington boasting the second most wineries in the country after California, and ranking third in overall wine production, it shoul...

Does Sting Have What It Takes To Be A Winemaker?

Zester Daily | Posted 10.28.2012 | Taste
Zester Daily

Dozens of celebrities have become vintners in the past decade or so, but only a handful are making wines as interesting as the three reds from rocker Sting and his wife Trudie Styler.

The Architecture of Wine

Tom Mallory | Posted 10.07.2012 | Arts
Tom Mallory

Wine is associated with gastronomy, history, local identity and spirituality. With its rich past of sensory delight dating back thousands of years, wi...