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Why Your Next Glass of Champagne Should Be Brut Nature

How this ultra-dry sparkler became the hottest trend in bubbly How low can you go? Among savvy wine consumers, an interest in extra brut and brut nature Champagne is on the rise.…

Peeling Back the Curtain on Wine Dinners

How producers are maximizing ROI on this tried and true tasting format There is a vast difference between having wine with dinner and taking part in a wine dinner.  The former entails…

Vinho Verde Is No Longer Green

A wave of still, complex, and age-worthy wines are popping up in the U.S. How do they compare to the fun and fizzy wines the region is known for? Americans have come…

The Anatomy of a Successful Wine Launch in a Brutal Market

Spoiler alert: It’s not easy, but it’s probably worth it. Launching a wine brand is like having a baby.  While the motivation, approach, and process is going to be slightly different for…

Intentional Winegrowers Give Cesanese a Sense of Place

Once a celebrated grape with origins rooted in ancient Rome, Cesanese should be one of the great native grapes of Italy; yet its troubled past tells a different story. Cultivated less than…

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