Chardonnay Isn’t Going Anywhere: The 2016 California Grape Crush

The California Grape Crush, an annual report on the region’s wine production, pricing and more, has just published their 2016 findings and America’s favorite wines are alive and well. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon remain the dominant grapes in the U.S. wine country, with Chardonnay accounting for 16 percent of the total crush making it the […] Read More »

Wine Innovation and the Rise of Canned Wine

Wine has long been considered a ‘classy’ beverage — meant to be paired with a fine meal or enjoyed in a bubble bath after a long day at the office. But not every wine lover has the time to cook a decadent meal or soak in a tub. Wine lovers come in all different shapes, […] Read More »

Stainless Steel to the Rescue in Wine Country, Earthquake Country

When wine country and earthquake country share a lot of common ground, stainless steel wine barrels are an important ally. In recent earthquakes both at home in Napa Valley and abroad, wine industries have been rattled by a sudden loss of product, facilities, time and vineyard land. Storage shelves have fallen, oak and cement barrels […] Read More »

The Chardonnay Renaissance

If you consider yourself a wine-lover or if you’ve ever muttered the words “I prefer red wines,” chances are you have rolled your eyes at a Chardonnay before. At the end of the 1990’s, the population seemed to have had enough of Chardonnay. We judged and even shamed Chardonnay lovers and opted for Pinot Grigio […] Read More »