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February 2018 Issue of Wines & Vines
 
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BARRELS

 
 

Exploring French Oak and Napa Cabernet

In blind tasting, a winemaker gets help evaluating barrels with sensory and objective lab analysis

by Andrew Adams
 
 

What Makes Hungarian Oak Barrels Unique?

A visit to the Zemplen forest sheds light on their quality and characteristics

by Jim Gordon
 
 

TECHNICAL SPOTLIGHT

 
 

Technical Spotlight: Irvine & Roberts

Estate winery focuses on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Southern Oregon

by Andrew Adams
 
 

GROWING & WINEMAKING

 
 

How Semillon Grapes Adapt to Botrytis

Researchers describe the effects of noble rot on Far Niente Dolce

by Thomas Ulrich
 
 

PRODUCT FOCUS

 
 

Micro-Ox System

The latest micro-oxygenation systems are more precise and easier to use

by Andrew Adams
 
 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Winery and Vineyard Product News

by Andrew Adams
 

WINE INDUSTRY METRICS

 

Winery Industry Metrics

Data-driven news on the wine economy

 

PRACTICAL WINERY & VINEYARD

 
 

Smoke Taint in Wine

How smoke-derived volatiles accumulate in grapevines

by Katja Härtl and Wilfried Schwab
 
 

WINE EAST FEATURES

 
 

Traminette Goes Commercial

How two wineries grow and vinify this aromatic white variety

by Ray Pompilio
 
 

EDITOR'S LETTER

 
 

Oak Is to a Cooper What Grapes Are to a Winemaker

by Jim Gordon
 
 

VIEWPOINT

 
 

How Climate Change Affects Winegrowing

by Dr. Bruce Zoecklein