Tag Archives: wine storage

Smoke Taint – How Wildfires are Compromising Vintages

In 2017, record-breaking fires swept through California. And while the majority of wine countries grapes had already been harvested, winemakers were still concerned that the 2017 vintages would be too damaged with smoke taint to hit the market. But the wine industry says that, for the most part, their product was unaffected. With the increased […] Read More »

BYOB: History of Wine Transportation P2

Before wine making stainless steel barrels, we found many ways to store and transport wine. For the second installment of our brief history of transporting wine, we present the oldest wine vessel archeologists have discovered: the kvevri. The Kvevri The Kvevri was invented in Georgia around 6,000 BC and, to be honest, was probably not […] Read More »