Underage direct to consumer 7-24-2024

Direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shipping enjoys exponential growth. This is a great and welcome boon to wine makers, especially smaller ones who effectively are ignored by mega wholesalers. Continue reading “Underage direct to consumer 7-24-2024”

Accolade Wines Anakena Ona Red Blend, Chile 2019

Deep ruby color; dark cherry, blueberry, plum, blackberry, raspberry, green bell pepper, eucalyptus, bittersweet chocolate, oak, spice on the nose and palate. Continue reading “Accolade Wines Anakena Ona Red Blend, Chile 2019”

Summer and rosé 7-10-2024

As the Nat King Cole song goes, “Roll out those lazy, hazy days of summer.” But instead of soda and pretzels and beer, it is so much nicer to sip well-chilled rosé. Continue reading “Summer and rosé 7-10-2024”

Wine and the Fourth 7-3-2024

We celebrate the 248th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence tomorrow. There may be fireworks and parades, but most of us will simply honor the Fourth with family and friends. And barbecue, or at least outdoor time. Continue reading “Wine and the Fourth 7-3-2024”

Wine storage tips 6-12-2024

Most of us drink a bottle of wine soon after purchase. From an hour after we get home to a couple of days or weeks. Wine storage in such cases basically is unimportant. Continue reading “Wine storage tips 6-12-2024”

What influences your wine buying? 5-29-2024

In an opinion survey by YouGov, Americans claimed “bottle or label design” was the least important factor in their selection of a wine. Continue reading “What influences your wine buying? 5-29-2024”