Upcoming Ballot Measure has Lasting Effect on Napa’s Future

Due largely to its robust tourism industry, Napa Valley is quickly running out of room for new vineyards. With the valley floor already full of vineyards, developers have started looking upwards into the hillsides for fresh land with which to make wine. On June 5th, Napa residents have a chance to push back and limit […] Read More »

Has Wine Finally Left The Oak Barrel Behind?

Wine hasn’t always been aged in oak barrels. In fact, wine greatly predates the oak barrels, and the advent of the oak wine barrel was primarily transportation-driven (you can read more about that on a past blog series). Other early tanks-of-the-trade were ceramic or clay. While these tools did a good job of protecting the […] Read More »

Wine Makers, Drinkers and Subscribers

Wine clubs, once a popular staple of the 80’s and 90’s middle class, are back with a vengeance and a wider demographic. Back in the day, wine clubs were a bit stuffy, reserved for subscribers who were interested in (or wanted to appear interested in) wine, but who weren’t confident enough to make their own […] Read More »

Stainless Steel Wine Gadgets Galore!

As wine lovers and wine industry partners, we’re positively tickled by how many innovative new wine gadgets come out each year. It seems as though wine enthusiasts can never stop playing with their favorite grapey beverage, finding new ways to heighten, preserve or just enjoy their favorite flavors. We’re always on the lookout for the […] Read More »