Erica Swallow

Erica Swallow

Tech journalist and entrepreneur.

Erica Swallow is a status quo wrecker, entrepreneur, and technology/education journalist. Her thoughts have been published in Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

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10 Interesting Facts about Winemaking at City Winery

We thought it'd be nice to take a glance back at some of the unique traits of City Winery with a few fun facts about the winery.

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An Introduction to Racking Wine

here are a number of processes in winemaking, of which one is racking. Here's how it's done.

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An Intro to Maceration Management: Pump Overs & Punch Downs

City Winery Winemaker David Lecomte explains why maceration management is the most complex and critical stage of red winemaking.

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Capsuling and Labeling at City Winery

A look at how the winemaking team capsules and labels wines at City Winery.

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Destemming & Sorting Grapes at City Winery

A look at the process of destemming and sorting grapes at City Winery, Manhattan's only full-functioning winery.

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Harvesting & Pressing Grapes for Kosher Winemaking

City Winery Assistant Kosher Winemaker Yanky Drew gives us a look at the kosher winemaking process, including how grapes are harvested and pressed.

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Harvest Season Is In Full Motion! [VIDEO]

The harvest season is upon us, and the winery team is busy receiving grapes and bottling wines from previous vintages.

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How to Press Red Wine Grapes

Pressing occurs after primary fermentation, when a winemaker determines if the young wine has reached its full potential and is ready to be pressed. Here's how red wine grapes are pressed.

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Meet City Winery's Winemaking Team

An introduction to City Winery's winemaking team, including the winemaker, assistant winemaker, kosher assistant winemaking and cellar hand.

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The Great Closure Debate: Cork, Composite or Something Else?

A look at the deciding factors a winemaker takes into account when choosing a wine closure.

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The Importance of Topping Barrels

Topping is the process of filling barrels with wine as small amounts evaporate through the barrel.

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The Wine Industry Embraces a Classic Meme

The bloggers over at Red to Brown Wine Review uploaded a wine-centric spoof of the meme "Downfall" this week.