For more than 20 years, Lance Cutler has been writing for Wine Business Monthly Magazine about all aspects of wine.

He has created three ongoing series: Varietal Focus, which has selected winemakers reveal how they make a particular variety of wine; Industry Roundtables, where he cooks a three course lunch for three experts, feeds them wine and then turns on a tape recorder; and  Behind the Scenes, where he tells stories about people who have directly impacted the industry, but managed to stay under the radar. In addition my editors have assigned articles on everything from wines in Argentina, Mexico and Michigan, to cement tanks, non-interventionist winemaking, and even which types of yeast are most effective. It is a treasure trove of wine writing. We’ve highlighted a few favorites to get you started. Enjoy.

FavoritesPublished
Varietal Focus: Pinot Noir from Hallberg VineyardsJanuary 2024
Varietal Focus: Natural WinesJanuary 2023
Varietal Focus: ZinfandelSeptember 2012
Courage in the Cellar: Making Wine in Northern MichiganNovember 2015
UC Davis Experimental Winery Open for BusinessMarch 2014
Interventionist WinemakingMay 2023
Industry Roundtable: LegendsJune 2014
Industry Roundtable: Humor in the Wine TradeFebruary 2008
Behind the Scenes: Earl Jones: Bringing Tempranillo to AmericaNovember 2021
Varietal FocusPublished
Varietal Focus: Pinot Noir from Hallberg VineyardsJanuary 2024
Varietal Focus: Natural WinesJanuary 2023
Varietal Focus: ZinfandelSeptember 2012
Varietal Focus: Winemaker FavoritesAugust 2021
Varietal Focus: Petite SirahAugust 2020
Varietal Focus: Pinot BlancJanuary 2020
Vineyard Focus: ChardonnayAugust 2019
Vineyard Focus: Comparing Different Winemaking Regimens… January 2019
Varietal Focus: Pinot Noir — RevisitedNovember 2018
Varietal Focus: Pinot GrisAugust 2018
Varietal Focus: Rhône BlendsJanuary 2018
Varietal Focus: TempranilloSeptember 2017
Varietal Focus: Sauvignon BlancJanuary 2017
Varietal Focus: Cabernet FrancSeptember 2016
Varietal Focus: Sparkling WineJanuary 2016
Varietal Focus: RoséSeptember 2015
Varietal Focus: MerlotJanuary 2015
Varietal Focus: GrenacheSeptember 2014
Varietal Focus: RieslingJanuary 2014
Varietal Focus: Red Wine BlendsSeptember 2013
Varietal Focus: MalbecAugust 2013
Varietal Focus: Cabernet SauvignonJanuary 2013
Varietal Focus: ChardonnayJanuary 2012
Varietal Focus: Pinot NoirSeptember 2011
Varietal Focus: SyrahFebruary 2011
On AssignmentPublished
Courage in the Cellar: Making Wine in Northern MichiganNovember 2015
UC Davis Experimental Winery Open for BusinessMarch 2014
The Role of ImportersAugust 2023
McIntyre Vineyards Winemaking 3 WaysNovember 2022
Vineyard Workers in a Time of COVID, Fire and InflationNovember 2022
Vara: A Collaborative VisionMay 2022
The Provable Theory of TerroirJuly 2021
Wine Blends in Valle de Guadalupe, MexicoJuly 2019
Winemakers Discuss Cap Management RegimensApril 2019
The Evolution of Tasting EventsOctober 2018
Industry Insight: Why Wine Executives Added Spirits to…May 2018
Winemakers Discuss Cap Management Best PracticesJanuary 2016
Phenolic Analysis in WinemakingMarch 2015
Concrete TanksDecember 2014
The Use of Modern Crusher/Destemmers in WinemakingAugust 2014
The Mystery of Bottle ShockJuly 2012
The Use of Barrel Alternatives in Premium WinemakingApril 2012
Conversation with Mike BerginApril 2011
The California/Argentina Wine ConnectionAugust 2007
Achieving Balance in Reductive WinemakingOctober 2006
Can Varietal-Specific Barrels Make a Difference?May 2006
Industry RoundtablePublished
Interventionist WinemakingMay 2023
Industry Roundtable: LegendsJune 2014
Industry Roundtable: Humor in the Wine TradeFebruary 2008
Dealing with DroughtMarch 2022
Winemaker Roundtable: Phenolics Testing and WinemakingMarch 2020
Winemaking Roundtable: New Winemaking TechniquesDecember 2019
Industry Roundtable: Three Winemakers Discuss the Choices to …August 2018
Industry Roundtable: Winery ResourcingAugust 2017
Industry Roundtable: Creating an Image with an IdentityNovember 2016
Industry Roundtable: Getting the Message OutAugust 2016
Winemaker’s Roundtable: ExtractionMarch 2016
Industry Roundtable: Consulting WinemakersNovember 2013
Industry Roundtable: Hospitality, Direct-to-Consumer Sales and …September 2013
Industry Roundtable: Database Technology in WinemakingJuly 2013
Industry Roundtable: Spanish VarietalsMarch 2012
Industry Roundtable: Filtration: Three Different WaysAugust 2011
Industry Roundtable: Red Wine Barrel FermentationsMay 2011
Industry Roundtable: TanksNovember 2010
Industry Roundtable: GlassAugust 2010
Industry Roundtable: Barrel CareMay 2010
Industry Roundtable: Barrel AlternativesApril 2010
Industry Roundtable: SyrahFebruary 2010
Industry Roundtable: Wine ClubsJanuary 2010
Industry Roundtable: Modern Bottling LinesOctober 2009
Industry Roundtable: How Much SO2 is Enough?September 2009
Industry Roundtable: Sauvignon BlancMay 2009
Industry Roundtable: Micro-oxygenationApril 2009
Industry Roundtable: Fermentation TechniquesFebruary 2009
Industry Roundtable: Rootstocks, Clones and Site EvaluationNovember 2008
Industry Roundtable: Winemaking with Mechanically Harvested …November 2008
Industry Roundtable: Large-Scale WinemakingOctober 2008
Industry Roundtable: Pinot Noir: Wine’s Holy GrailJuly 2008
Industry Roundtable: Trucking and the Wine BusinessSeptember 2007
Industry Roundtable: FiltrationJuly 2007
Industry Roundtable: Perspectives on Grape GrowingMay 2007
Industry Roundtable: Zinfandel: Something for Every PalateMarch 2007
Industry Roundtable: Water in the VineyardFebruary 2007
Wine Label Design: What Makes a Successful LabelAugust 2006
Behind the ScenesPublished
Behind the Scenes: Earl Jones: Bringing Tempranillo to AmericaNovember 2021
Behind the Scenes with Chuck HouseNovember 2020
Behind the Scenes: Steve SullivanSeptember 2019
Behind the Scenes: Mel Knox, Barrel BrokerNovember 2017
Behind the Scenes: Ray KaufmanMay 2017

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