The Business of Wine

The Somm Who Makes the Subscription Possible

The internet is abuzz with the fast-growing wine subscription startup Bright Cellars and its machine-learning algorithm that matches members to wine based on their personalized taste quiz. While the subscription service was…

Northern California Wildfires

Devastating fires are raging across northern California’s wine country. The damage is tremendous. As a wine company, this hits very close to home. We are grateful to report that the Bright Cellars…

Interview with Grapefriend

This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Grapefriend. What started out as a wine blog has blown up on Instagram. We appreciate the way Grapefriend finds balance between interesting, beautiful wine images…

Oaktoberfest: An Ode to Oak

Oaktoberfest: An Ode to Oak   Sorry Oktoberfest, move over light beer we decided to celebrate something new this year   Oaktoberfest is our dedication to the mighty oak tree We know…

What happens to leftover grape skins?

We know that grapes are made into wine, but what happens to the skins? It turns out they have a lot more use than being tossed out or being fed to this…

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Can White Wine Really Come From Red Grapes?

“Can white wine come from red grapes? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? What is the meaning of life?…

Rotting grapes make great sweet wines!

What is Noble Rot? Yes, rotting grapes can be a good thing! Noble rot is caused by the fungus called “botrytis”. Botrytis affects ripe grapes that are exposed to too much moisture. This is…