wine http://nhpr.org en Napa Valley Vintners Come To New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/napa-valley-vintners-come-new-hampshire <p>The 9<sup>th</sup> annual Wine Week wraps up in New Hampshire Thursday night with a <a href="http://www.nhbr.com/Calendar/index.php/name/Easter-Seals-New-Hampshires-11th-Annual-Winter-Wine-Spectacular/event/7868/">big event</a> in the Manchester Radisson from 6-9 where about 1800 wines will be featured along with several wine personalities. NHPR’s Ryan Lessard checked out two events Wednesday night where some Napa Valley winemakers and vineyard owners made an appearance and produced this audio postcard.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:37:07 +0000 Ryan Lessard 42735 at http://nhpr.org Napa Valley Vintners Come To New Hampshire Robots Are Changing The Future Of Winemaking http://nhpr.org/post/robots-are-changing-future-winemaking <p>An agricultural art dating from the Neolithic period shares a glass with the robotics of the future. Since the first evidence of grapevine cultivation for wine about 7000 years ago, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viticulture" target="_blank">viticulture</a> has developed a degree of automation…still, wine-makers depend on human hands and eyes to thoroughly -- and tediously -- inspect their crop for quality and yield. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing an automated grape-counting system that will help lighten that load and lead to the production of better wine.<strong> Sara Reardon </strong>is a staff writer and reporter for <em>New Scientist</em> who <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829235.700-mechanical-eye-will-help-winemakers-improve-vintages.html#.UeVROm34L5N" target="_blank">covered the machines</a> that could change the future of winemaking.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:03:49 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31388 at http://nhpr.org Robots Are Changing The Future Of Winemaking The Women of Wine http://nhpr.org/post/women-wine <p>A new cork has been popped in the world of wine, the lady viticulturists is now decanting bottles of her own vintage.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 16:29:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Nancy Greenleese 5243 at http://nhpr.org The Women of Wine Mead in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/mead-new-hampshire <p>Starting a small business is always a challenge.&nbsp; Starting a meadery? Yeah, that&rsquo;s not easy either. Just ask Michael Fairbrother</p><p>&ldquo;I talk to people about mead, and they go, &lsquo;What kind of meat do you make?&rsquo; I&rsquo;m like, &lsquo;No, I don&rsquo;t make meat. I make mead.&rsquo; And they don&rsquo;t understand what that is.&rdquo;</p><p>In 2010, Fairbrother opened <a href="http://www.moonlightmeadery.com/">Moonlight Meadery </a>in Londonderry, NH.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 2504 at http://nhpr.org Mead in New Hampshire Most Of Us Just Can't Taste The Nuances In High-Priced Wines http://nhpr.org/post/most-us-just-cant-taste-nuances-high-priced-wines Have you ever splurged on a highly rated bottle of Burgundy or pinot noir, only to wonder whether a $10 or $15 bottle of red would have been just as good? The answer may depend on your biology.<p>A new<a href="http://ajevonline.org/content/63/1/80.abstract)"> study</a> by researchers at Penn State and Brock University in Canada finds that when it comes to appreciating the subtleties of wine, experts can taste things many of us can't. "What we found is that the fundamental taste ability of an expert is different," says John Hayes of Penn State.<p>So what explains this? Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:56:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 2321 at http://nhpr.org Most Of Us Just Can't Taste The Nuances In High-Priced Wines Eat & Drink (all week) http://nhpr.org/post/eat-drink-all-week <p>Hippo Editor Amy&nbsp;Diaz tells NHPR&#39;s Rick Ganley&nbsp;about <a href="http://www.concordnhchamber.com">Concord&#39;s&nbsp;Dine Out&nbsp;</a>and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.e-pages.dk/thehippo/169/12">9th annual&nbsp;New Hampshire Wine Week</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 1474 at http://nhpr.org Eat & Drink (all week)