Wine News for 9/8/2008

Wine News for 9/8/2008

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Stories and news from the wine world:

  • The Vintner’s Case for Global Warming
    — French winemakers are buying land in northern areas that haven’t been able to produce wine in centuries. Areas like upstate New York, Ontario, and British Columbia that were marginal wine producers are becoming important winemaking centers.
  • Winemaking: Requested Recipe (Pineapple Wines)
    — By the time the fruit reaches your local market, the intense flavor and sweetness made be decidely reduced. For that reason, pineapple wine made from canned pineapple or pineapple juice are, generally speaking, every bit as good as wine made from fresh pineapple fruit.
  • Using Wine Recipes for Fruit Wine
    — Once you have all the basic equipment together you can start looking for wine recipes to make your own fruit wines.
  • Winemaking Calculators Go Online
    — New website’s free tools provide help for busy winemakers.
  • Wine Critics and their Discontents
    — You might think that the job of wine critic would be heavenly—traveling the world, tasting wines and talking and writing about them. What could be better? But there are downsides and trade-offs to the job.
  • Wines to Make a Party Swing
    — So you’re having a party? There is nothing worse than going to a party and being given a bad tasting glass of wine. There is no excuse for this, and so this article gives you a few ideas on what to serve your guests.
  • The Way to Make Wine: How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home
    — Written by a vintner and science editor with twenty-five years experience, The Way to Make Wine is the most readable and reliable handbook among the many winemaking guides.