#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…

February 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: Australia and China have some serious trade tensions, which means premier Australian wine may be getting a price drop. Click here for more. In the News: So…there’s finally, actually some good news for California 2020 vintage wines. Click here for more. Not sure what wine…

A Final Thought on Nebbiolo…

To wrap up our month of celebrating Nebbiolo, we should take our final words on the subject to look at other Nebbiolo producing regions in Italy and around the globe and what they have to offer. For those seeking the fullest expressions of all the unique terroirs that…

Happy National Drink Wine Day!

While the origins of this holiday are still not fully known, February 18th is National Drink Wine Day.  Allegedly it’s a day to learn about the benefits of drinking wine, but seeing how none of us are doctors or medical professionals in any way, shape, or form, we’ll…

On Nebbiolo

A word to the (wine) wise: Never make the mistake of buying a wine you’re uncertain of just because the price tag is high, often times, you’ll be very disappointed. It has been our experience that in general American consumers are not always well versed with Nebbiolo as…

#febisnebb

While we’ve totally made this up, and it’s in no way a real thing, we’ve decided February is Nebbiolo Month for us, lovingly known internally as Feb is Nebb Month (#febisnebb) One may ask, why is Feb Nebb?  It’s not like Nebbiolo is harvested anywhere in the world…

January 2021 Industry News

Our Top Read: Between the pandemic and wildfires, wineries and winemakers were humbled by the events of 2020. Click here for more. In the News: The TTB has legalized the most popular size of wine can. Click here for more. French exporters are feeling the pains of new…

Central Valley, CA by cacorks.com

Our good buddy John at California Corks has another wonderful video for you to check out! If you’ve ever wondered what the landscape of the Central Valley wine growing region in CA looks like, this is a great visual depiction.

Often overlooked for the more “desirable” Napa Valley or Sonoma visual landscapes, the Central Valley has produced some incredible wines, in a region marked by brown grass (most of the year) and pock marked tree sets (as you’ll see in the aerial views from John’s video).

As well, he gives you a look inside and around a few wineries from the region, all of which can be found on his site’s large winery database.

Cheers, and enjoy the video!