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 »

Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Comes at the Cost of Wine.Woot

Amazon made headlines in 2017 with its 13.7 billion dollar purchase of the grocery store Whole Foods. While the acquisition has already started affecting consumers across the board, one impact wine drinkers received only recently landed on New Years Eve. As of December 31st, the Amazon owned website Wine.Woot has been shut down. Wine.Woot, purchased […] Read More »