Bright, Unoaked Chardonnays for a Bright Spring

After a boom of popularity in the late 90’s to early 2000’s, Chardonnay has taken a lot of heat. Beyond market saturation, the issue was that many winemakers were oaking (or over-oaking) this crisp, bright grape. While oak is critical for a high-scoring red wine, it is detrimental to a Chardonnay. Luckily, the more winemakers […] Read More »

Good News Out of California About Last Fall’s Wildfires

Amid a long year for the wine industry when it came to environmental disasters, tragedy struck Northern California in October when a particularly terrible wildfire wreaked havoc all across the region. At the time, there was much reporting on the subject, and a great concern that the wine industry there would be irreparably ruined. According […] Read More »

Is Award-winning Wine Worth It?

Medals are a good thing, right? Whether it’s in the Olympics or in the wine cellar, you always go for gold. While we’ll hear more about figure skating in February, a new study by the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) suggests that actually, award-winning wine might have some unforeseen drawbacks. In their recently published […] Read More »