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…

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…

National Mulled Wine Day

Many times we speak of ancient grapes and antiquitous wine stylings on the blog here, but nothing (well, BC wine production evidence itself aside) is as old, nor still beloved after all this time, as mulled wine. Mulled wine is celebrated today to recognize the long standing tradition…

#OTBN 2021

Today marks the annual festivities of Open That Bottle Night, a night dedicated to opening a special bottle of wine you’ve been holding on to where the reason to open it may have passed. Really, the focus is on telling the story of what that wine was to…