Archive of Feature articles:

 

This section archives feature articles published on redwinebuzz.com.

These range from spotlighs on particular wineries, to examinations of topics relevant to the production and enjoyment of wine or recent events or hot topics in the Central Coast.

2010 Santa Barbara County Wine Futures Tasting

May 03, 2010

Similar to En primeur tastings (which are meant get consumers to buy wines before they are bottled)...

Candor: non-vintage wines

March 22, 2010

Almost every bottle of wine produced in California has a vintage designation - meaning that it's made from. ...

2009 harvest rains

October 13, 2009

Rains are putting pressure on Central Coast growers, but calm prevails....

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

October 08, 2009

On October 8, 2009, the TTB officially announced the formation of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA...

A dinner at Robert Hall Winery

June 08, 2008

Just before this year's Hospice du Rhone, I received an invitation to a dinner at Robert Hall Winery...

Albawhat?

October 04, 2009

Albarino is rather obscure to American wine consumers. While it has been produced in Spain for centuries...

Wine Demythyfied

September 01, 2006

Wine drinking and tasting can be a very different experience for women than it is for men. Over the years, I have noticed...

The not-so-grand Experiment

February 18, 2009

Producers and consumers have been searching for ways to enjoy one or two servings of wine without opening...

Clarifying Crystal Stemware

October 15, 2006

It seems natural these days to expect that wine be drunk from stemmed glasses. There is a romance to pouring wine...

Wine, Women and... Hormones

March 06, 2007

Wine drinking and tasting can be a very different experience for women than it is for men. Over the years, I have noticed...

Future Central Coast AVAs

September 01, 2006

The family of California AVAs may be growing. Appellation status legitimizes the wines made in a particular area...

It's Getting Hot in Here

September 28, 2008

The heat wave recently affecting the West Coast gave some wine grape growers reason for concern. Worries about the impact of the high heat on the development of grapes as well as on vineyard workers have been the topic of discussion lately.

A Little Wine for Thy Body's Sake

September 01, 2008

So you say you drink wine for its "health benefits." Most commonly, people are referring to the health benefit demonstrated by the phenomenon of the “French Paradox...



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