Welcome to the Wine.com Women in Wine Series! Each week this month we will feature a woman in the wine industry and a bit more about her!First, Alisa Jacobson, winemaker at Joel Gott Wines, shares her remarks. Name: Alisa JacobsonRole/Position: Winemaker, Joel Gott WinesHow did you get into wine? I grew up in Agriculture and enjoyed the farming lifestyleWhat is your favorite part about working in the wine industry? I like how every day is different due to the seasonal aspect of the industry Continue reading Women in Wine: Alisa Jacobson
Yes, of course EVERY day is Drink Wine Day, we know this, but just like every day should be mother’s day, or father’s day, or be nice to people day, we do have that ONE day to officially celebrate drinking wine. And that date is February 18th.Here at Wine.com, we find it slightly coincidental that National Drink Wine Day should fall on the birthday of Wine.com’s founder. Fate? Perhaps.So how much wine are we drinking when it’s not drink wine day? Continue reading National Drink Wine Day: who’s drinking wine?
Yeah, yeah, I know a few Bordeaux and Burgundy producers as well as somms and bloggers who will take issue with what I am about to say, but this is so true. I have tasted nearly every vintage of Silver Oak since the winery was founded in 1972 to be honest, I have not loved everything that they have done. I had to work through their formative decade in the ‘70’s as they, along with the rest of the wine world, attempted to grow beyond their respective neighborhoods. Now as we have reached the 10th vintage of the current decade, there is no question that Silver Oak Cellars has taken center stage on the prestigious platform of most important wines in the world. Continue reading Silver Oak Cellars and its Mastery of the Wine Universe
What did Zinfandel really want to be? Before the late 1960’s, California was all about cheap dessert wines- White Port, Tokay, Sauternes (skid road sweet wines). Only a handful of producers made varietal wines and they were largely limited to Chardonnay (then called Pinot Chardonnay) and Cabernet Sauvignon. When the first varietal revolution began in the late 1960’s, Zinfandel was in the mix. Continue reading The Wayward Zin has come home…