Tag Archives: innovations in wine

Concrete and Stainless Steel – The Past and Future of Wine

Unlike in fashion, trends in technology are rarely cyclical. You’d never see someone earnestly using an old 80’s car phone now that we have tiny, high-powered computers in our pockets. But sometimes, things do come back around. The concrete wine tank is one of those rarities. While stainless steel wine barrels and vats have been […] 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 »

What’s So “Natural” About Natural Wines?

As a general rule, technology is a good thing. Right? It’s a tangible example of humans progression– how we improve our lives and surroundings. The wine industry has certainly seen massive benefits from advances in technology. From vineyard to glass, we have tinkered with everything from fertilizer to fermentation. Adding sugars, tweaking yeast; modern winemakers […] Read More »

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 »