Category Archives: Industry News

The Zinfandel Grape

With #ZinFest by #ZAP fast approaching, I thought it appropriate to define the grape that we shall all celebrate this weekend: Zinfandel.

Zinfandel is known as the”California” grape, but is it? Eh, not really.¬†When it comes to the US and to the New World of winemaking in general, Zinfandel … More

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What’s “Trendy” in Wine – the 100

Today we release our 5th annual 100. It’s our list of the Top 100 (or top 1%) wines sold on for the first 11 months of 2011. It’s the only 100 list compiled based on customer activity rather than critics ratings. That said, since we do use … More

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Takeaways from the Wine Spectator Wine Experience

I just returned from 4 days in New York, where I had the privilege of attending the Wine Spectator Wine Experience. The event includes four long days of wine tasting, drinking and education, with renowned winemakers from around the world travelling in to hold seminars, pour wines and generally schmooze … More

Tags: bordeaux, wine experience
Categories: Industry News, Wine Recommendations
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California Wine Month

It’s California Wine Month! This marks the¬†seventh consecutive year that the state has recognized September as the month to celebrate California wine. According to Governor Jerry Brown’s statement, “Our state’s wineries create jobs for 330,000 Californians and revenue from retail sales of $18.4 billion, including $1.14 billion in exports sales … More

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Celebrating Cabernet Day!

Today is Cabernet Day, the day you are supposed to enjoy and celebrate with a glass of – you guessed it! – Cabernet!

Primarily a Twitter event, using the hashtag #cabernetday, this is the second year for the event, which spans the globe, starting in Australia and ending in … More

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