The Importance of Provenance
“When it comes to the provenance of fine wine, the single most important thing to understand is that fine wine is, by definition, perishable.”
Chris Howell, February 2015: read more

A Note on Brettanomyces
“In our experience, the outcome of a Brett fermentation is far more complex and varies widely...”
Chris Howell, August 2014: read more

“Communique: On Ripening”
“I like to ask enologists if they feel the need to test the tomatoes in their garden at home...”
Chris Howell, September 2012: Part 1 | Part 2

“Communique: On Flowering”
“Of all the moments in the annual growing cycle of the grapevine, flowering is least noticed and yet the most defining.”
Chris Howell, July 2012: Part 1 | Part 2

“Communique: On Pruning”
“There is nothing natural about pruning—it is quintessentially human and thus, cultural.”
Chris Howell, April 2012: Part 1 | Part 2

“Wine Can Be About Beauty”
“Many of us have had a wine epiphany moment, that instant when our senses were fully awakened by a wine.”
Chris Howell, March 2012: read more

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