Don't Miss
 

 
Great Wine News
 
 
 
 
Profiles
 
paddlepic
paddlepic
paddlepic

Grape Expectations at a Wine Auction

There are many types of auctions one can attend – from kid’s school auctions, to used car auctions, to art auctions at Sotheby’s – even online auctions. Somewhere in the middle lies the unique event that is the wine auc...
 
 
Profiles
 
graffpic
graffpic
graffpic

Bringing the Family Together

After twenty years of working as a winemaker in every corner of the world, Winemaker Todd Graff landed at Calistoga’s Frank Family Vineyards in 2003, just an hour drive over the mountains from his hometown of Petaluma. He has...

 
 
Profiles
 
cfrmainpic
cfrmainpic
cfrmainpic

Elevated Success: Casey Flat Ranch

Up high in Northern California’s Capay Valley is Casey Flat Ranch. At 2,000 feet in elevation, this valley is quickly becoming a wine hot spot. Managing Partner, Alison Garrett took some time away from the office and vines to...
 
 
Profiles
 
nativebarrels
nativebarrels
nativebarrels

Native American Tribes Take to the Vine

When the first wine grapes were planted in California by Spanish missionaries in the late 1700s, the Chumash people’s economic empire extended from the Malibu shores through Santa Barbara to the Paso Robles plains. But by...

 
 
Latest Wine News
 
balboapic
balboapic
balboapic

Argentine Producer Unveils ‘New Evolution’

Mendoza producer Dominio del Plata is launching an oak-matured Torrontés and “fruit forward” red blend, both of which aim to highlight the broadening of Argentina’s wine repertoire. Showing off her new Torrontés Benmarc...
 
 
Profiles
 
meadmainpic
meadmainpic
meadmainpic

Mead Madness: The Nectar Returns

Mead, the nectar of the gods, is quickly becoming that “buzzed about” drink that everyone has to get their hands on. Listed number one on a recent Forbes Top Food Trends, this classic fermented beverage is at the beginning ...

 
 
Profiles
 
richmainpic
richmainpic
richmainpic

Having Fun With Richard Hartenberger

Richard Hartenberger, is Midnight Cellars’ winemaker. By controlling every aspect of the winemaking process, from the vineyard to the bottle, he creates wine that optimizes the appellation and the Westside Templeton Gap fruit...
 
 
Profiles
 
nomamainpic
nomamainpic
nomamainpic

One Small Piece of the Wine, One Giant Leap for the Industry

Sitting in the airport terminal, waiting to depart to North Carolina to visit Nomacorc, the world’s leading synthetic wine closure company, I was wondering what I got myself in to. What could possibly be interesting about a w...

 
 
Profiles
 
bottlemainpic
bottlemainpic
bottlemainpic

Inspiration Behind House of Mandela Collections

Royal Reserve “The house takes care of everyone. It’s where you learn all your lessons.” – Tukwini  Mandela In 2003, the Mandela’s decided to create a crest to be given as a gift to their father and grandfather R...
 
 
Profiles
 
hompic
hompic
hompic

Royal Vines: House of Mandela

A lone honey bee dances with the wind in the South African landscape. It makes its way to a large vine, stretching its leaves out to the sunlight. The bee lands on the bud from the vine and drinks the sweet nectar. Once the bee...