vineyards

wine

How to Make Wine without Any Equipment

Take a few cues from these Provençal winemakers who have been doing it for years. All you need are glass jars, and somewhere to bury them.
Diletta Sereni
11.9.17
crime

Vandals Drained $500,000 Worth Of Wine From an Italian Estate

The vandals who broke into the Conte Vistarino vineyard in the dead of night last week dumped wine from a variety of white grapes, including pinot grigio, riesling, and chardonnay.
Wyatt Marshall
12.12.16
wine

Britain Could Soon Have as Many Vineyards as Europe

Get ready to drink pinot grigio made in Newcastle.
Phoebe Hurst
12.1.16
wine

Meet the Falcon-Whisperer of Napa Valley Wine Country

Rebecca Rosen makes a living off protecting vineyards from berry-eating pests with the help of trained birds of prey.
Rachel Signer
10.19.16
farming

What Killed These Three Vineyard Workers in California’s Central Valley?

United Farm Workers—America’s largest farm workers union—is reporting that the three farm workers who died last week on three separate vineyards in California were suffering from undue heat exposure.
Charley Lanyon
8.5.16
china

How One of the World's Hottest Cities Became a Hub for Grape Growing

Surrounded by mostly barren desert, the Chinese city of Turpan looks like a Mad Max wasteland, where temperatures regularly climb above 110 degrees.
Clarissa Wei
8.5.16
wine

Angry French Farmers Poured 90,000 Bottles of Spanish Wine Down the Drain

Farmers protesting foreign food imports at a border crossing between France and Spain ransacked five Spanish wine trucks this week, draining the equivalent of 90,000 bottles.
Phoebe Hurst
4.7.16
italy

Hordes of Feral Hogs Are Tearing Up Italy's Most Prized Vineyards

Wild pigs are gluttons for Italy's grapes and sprouts, and so are deer. The two species are doing between US$11 million and $16 million in damage every year in Italy’s iconic Chianti region.
Wyatt Marshall
3.9.16
California

How the Weed Industry Is Affecting California's Vineyards

The problem for winegrowers in California is that no one wants to pick grapes anymore. Instead, the usual migrant workers now seem to prefer being “trimmigrants.”
Alex Swerdloff
12.18.15
Winemakers

Napa's Most Famous Winemaker Rides a Helicopter to Work

Heidi Barrett, a winemaker at over half a dozen different wineries in the Napa Valley, is the woman behind some of California's best cult wines.
Willie Orbison
11.3.15
wine

England Loves Wine So Much That It’s Making More of Its Own

Applications to open vineyards in England rose by more than 40 percent last year, and Brits are ready to show off their chops when it comes to winemaking—especially bubbly.
Wyatt Marshall
10.26.15
wine

Don't Age Your Wine in the Ocean Unless You Like Notes of Crab Water

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau recently issued a warning that ocean-aged wines might very well be illegal. Wait, people are doing that?
Munchies Staff
3.19.15