April 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: When Smoke Gets In Your Wine. Click here for more. In the News: US Wine Is a Mess, Here’s How to Fix It. Click here for more. Napa Officials Plan to Spend $42.5 Million to Reduce Wildfire Risk. Click here for more. The 2020 Grape…

It’s World Marselan Day!

Never heard of Marselan?  Not a problem!  Marselan is actually a relatively new French grape on the (wine) block – so, no one will fault you for not knowing much, if anything, about it. Created in breeding experiments back in 1961, Marselan calls the Languedoc and Provence regions…

A Guide to Pairing: Malbec

Happy World Malbec Day! Today we’re celebrating this momentous occasion with another installment in our pairing series.  Without further ado… A bit about Malbec: While one of the notorious blenders of Bordeaux, Malbec’s fame actually came from its second home – a move to survive the phylloxera outbreak…

Musings on the Movement of Talent

It’s no wonder a globally recognized region such as Napa Valley attracts top winemaking talent – from a global perspective.  The same can be said for Willamette Valley in Oregon, or specific sub-appellations of Sonoma in California, but none more so than Napa Valley. It’s also worth pointing…

March 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: The Ever Given is on the move (finally!). Click here for more. In the News: “Hispanics In Wine” organization seeks to empower Latin and Latinx wine communities. Click here for more. 20 years after his death, celebrated wine writer Tom Stockley’s daughters have published his…

Happy Birthday Riesling!

Today marks the date to celebrate Riesling’s birthday.  While we could simply Google if this is in fact some historic day regarding the origins of Riesling, we love Riesling way too much to care to dive into that fact at all – in favor of taking time to…