Here, Tilar J. Mazzeo, author of Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma, spills some of the best.
Certain premium estates in Bordeaux and Napa are beginning to look a little more like army bases—or an Amazon.com warehouse.
They’re using drones, optical scanners, and heat-sensing satellites to keep a digital eye on things.
Some airborne drones collect data that helps winemakers decide on the optimal time to harvest and evaluate where they can use less fertilizer.
Others rove through the vineyard rows, where they may soon be able to take over pruning.
This technique may soon be used at airport security, meaning you’ll be able to carry on your booze.
If you end up with a bottle of plonk, Chinese scientists have developed a handy solution. »