Parks Redwine 1948-2018

Hill Parks Redwine II, one of the founders of the Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge died of cancer Sunday, June 3, in Atlanta, at the age of 70. Redwine’s ancestors helped establish Farmers and Merchants Bank of Fayetteville, Ga., in 1906. Its assets reportedly...

April update about the Dahlonega Plateau AVA

For the first time in 2018, TTB (the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau administrators of the AVA rules) has announced some new developments over AVAs. As readers of this blog will be aware, the petition for our local Dahlonega Plateau winegrowing region to join...

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...