A wine drought?

The “definitive” source of information on wine production and consumption is the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OVI). Their latest report, on the 2017 vintage, makes concerning reading. Obviously, the figures are provisional, but their...

Yeast Matters

Fermentation matters. Without fermentation, there would be no bread, no yoghurt, no kimchi, no beer, not even any wine. And it is yeast which makes the fermentation process happen. This microscopic single-celled fungi turns carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon...
The latest about the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

The latest about the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

The news is that there is no news.  No progress at all on the establishment of the Dahlonega Plateau AVA.  Expected announcements in June never happened, and subsequent hopes for a September declaration also seem doomed. The rumors I have heard are that the US...