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Sustainable Wine-Growing Practices Are Taking Over

The Natural Marketing Institute has found that 34 percent of consumers across wine segments consider environmental as well as sustainable attributes when choosing their wine, while 66 percent said they look deeply into the labels for eco-friendly and sustainable practices...

source: Archita Datta Majumdar
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In the ever-growing craft-brewing industry, Arizonans are now getting a chance to mix their beer with their wine. Related: Chandler's SanTan Releases 2 Limited Saison Beer-Wines (Brewbound)

source: The Arizona Republic

The Verde Valley's growing wine industry became an example recently of how a vineyard can become an economic driver. Arizona State University has been hosting a 25-person Young African Leaders Institute cohort this summer, bringing them in contact with as many areas of Arizona...

source: Verde Independent

The 2014 Arizona wine grape harvest is only a few weeks away and most growers are expecting higher yields, depending on the area. "The 2014 crop looks slightly larger than last year — our largest to date," said Kent Callaghan, Callaghan Vineyards winemaker, Elgin....

source: Western Farm Press

Can a wine ever be perfect? If so, who is qualified to pass that judgment? Is it the winemaker who is trained in viticulture or oenology? The merchant with a fabled palate who buys the wines year after year? Robert Parker weighs in.

source: The Wall Street Journal

The 31st International Wine Challenge awarded Champion status to five wines from around the world, including Australia, Germany and Portugal. France took top honors in this year's competition, with two French wines being named "Best in Class" and receiving top prizes.

source: FoodBev

There are two different types of "cannons" shot at hail, one of which seems to work well enough, while the other is less conclusive.

source: Wine Spectator


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