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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 »

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 »

The Chardonnay Renaissance

If you consider yourself a wine-lover or if you’ve ever muttered the words “I prefer red wines,” chances are you have rolled your eyes at a Chardonnay before. At the end of the 1990’s, the population seemed to have had enough of Chardonnay. We judged and even shamed Chardonnay lovers and opted for Pinot Grigio […] Read More »

When Winemaking ‘Alternatives’ Become a Staple

The wine business is constantly evolving and, for the most part, winemakers are very open to innovation and new products – especially if they make their jobs easier and more cost effective without compromising the quality of the product. It is no surprise when innovative or supplemental products that have proved their worth become a […] Read More »