Tag Archives: independent wine makers

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 »

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 »

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 »

Elusive Petite Sirah Starts its Journey in Stainless Steel

The Petite Sirah, a variety of red wine made from grapes primarily grown in Australia, California, France and Israel is an elusive beast in the wine world. A tannic wine with a spicy, plummy flavor, a Petite Sirah is robust and extremely difficult to produce well. John Concannon, of the California Concannons, a family celebrating […] Read More »