January 05 • Soil & Minerals
Grape growing in New Mexico started long before the first plantings were seen in California. Almost 400 years ago, circa 1629, the first grapevines were planted along the Rio Grande River by Monks, who brought vines from Spain. One might say the birth of American viticulture started in New Mexico. One long-standing winery in New Mexico is Gruet. Like their predecessors, this winery has imprinted itself on American viticulture with its profound influence on sparkling wine.
September 30 • Soil & Minerals
Let's talk sensitive farming – and no, it's not a bunch of cows that have had it up to here. It's a twist on the modern take on agriculture. Up to date technological practices in farming mean that the soil and eco-system take a back seat.
August 12 • Soil & Minerals
Does chardonnay really taste like a river rock? The term minerality has been tossed around quite a bit in the sommelier’s vocabulary. In fact, it pervades all aspects of wine; found in wine descriptions and on the lips of winemakers...