Tag Archives: small batch wine

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 »

Small Wineries Prefer Stainless Steel

Stainless steel wine barrels and tanks have risen in popularity amongst wineries of all sizes, but smaller winemakers were among the earliest adopters of the modern wine barrel. For a variety of reasons – versatility, strength, cleanliness and the overall customization capabilities – stainless steel wine barrels have emerged as a mainstay in small wineries. […] Read More »

Death to Traditional Wine Retail

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to say our goodbyes. It has come time to lay the traditional wine retail model to rest. According to winemakers and retailers around the world, and Stephen Finch of Vagabond Wines in particular, the “traditional” model of wine retail is dying. What would be considered ‘traditional’? Shelves upon shelves […] Read More »