Where is the wine industry going?

For some reason this question has popped up at almost every tasting or event that I have done in the last month. The honest answer is that I have no real idea but I have some hunches. I relate a lot of what is happening in the industry today to the 1990s. The 90s were … Continue reading Where is the wine industry going?

Harvest Wrap Up v2018

As soon as harvest wrapped up this year it was right onto the road for a couple of whirlwind trips around the good 'ole US of A. Even early on in the winemaking process the 2018 vintage is looking very VERY solid. With an incredibly consistent growing season, mother nature has set us up for … Continue reading Harvest Wrap Up v2018

Moving Fast

According the the latest round of wine industry symposiums speed and focus is the future. I would have to say I agree. A little while back winebusiness.com published a brief, but great, article regarding the state of wine sales, distribution and how small wineries need to adjust to stay relevant. As you  might imagine we … Continue reading Moving Fast

What’s your favorite? Christmas or Rosé Season?

Rosé season. Hands down. No questions asked. Rosé season used to be this quiet part of the wine industry. It was what a few made mostly because we could and we LOVED it. But then... some how... some way... everyone figured out our secret! And now rosé has been one of the most popular wines … Continue reading What’s your favorite? Christmas or Rosé Season?