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Franck-Lin Dalle: The Rockstar of Rosé

Mar 22, 2018

Winemaker Franck-Lin Dalle talks to WW about the incredible man behind Campuget Estate’s post-WWII resurrection, the importance of doing what you like in life, and why so many young people are drinking rosé today.

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2015 Trilogy Release

Mar 15, 2018

Only a few wineries throughout Napa Valley have been fortunate enough to craft a wine with as much significance and history as Flora Spring’s Trilogy. The 2015 Trilogy marks the 31st release of this celebrated flagship wine.

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Golan Heights Winery: The Winery that put Wines from Israel on the Map

Mar 13, 2018

The Golan Heights winery markets brands under the Golan, Yarden, Mount Hermon and Gamla labels and is parent company to Galilee’s Galil Mountain Winery.

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The West Cork Approach

Mar 08, 2018

West Cork Distillers was founded in 2003 by childhood friends John O’Connell, and cousins Denis McCarthy and Ger McCarthy.

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The New Gold Rush: Cost of Tequila-Making Agave is on the Rise

Mar 05, 2018

Blue Gold is what some people in the tequila business are calling agave these days. The Blue Weber Agave plant is what’s used to make tequila and we are at the beginning of a shortage.

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A message from Orin Swift Winery

Mar 05, 2018

It’s hard to believe that this fall will be my twenty first harvest in the Napa Valley. Some of those vintages I remember fondly, others I’d like to forget.

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Tanael Escartin: Brewmaster at Uinta

Mar 03, 2018

Tanael Escartin, a Venezuelan native, joined Uinta Brewing Company in March of 2017 as one of the country’s only female Brewmasters.

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J. Lohr Estates: A Family Success Story, Thirty Vintages and Counting

Mar 01, 2018

For more than thirty years, the wines of J. Lohr Estates have been consumer favorites carefully crafted in a food-friendly, balanced style.

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Premium Port: Douro Deep, Mountain High

Feb 27, 2018

It often has been said, “Show me a great wine region and I’ll show you a river.” Portugal’s Douro River, one of the major waterways of the Iberian Peninsula, is a perfect example.

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Søren Axelsen and the Cabernet Corporation Back Story

Feb 22, 2018

Back in 1952 when 20-year old Søren Axelsen first left his native Denmark bound for a job in New York City, little did he realize he was embarking on a 50-year odyssey that ultimately would see him build a dynamic wine company with sales spread over three continents.

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Mont Marçal – A Cava Producer in Penedès with an interesting story and dedication to their craft

Feb 20, 2018

With Cava sales on the rise in the U.S. since the 1970s, it’s a good time to take a look at the story of Cava and what makes it such an unstoppable sparkling wine for consumers worldwide.

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Paco Yuste: More than a Sherry Merchant

Feb 13, 2018

Sanlúcar native Paco Yuste always has known where he was going and what he needed to do to get there. Determination is one of three-hundred pound Paco’s primary attributes. Physical presence is another. He is not a man one gets in the way of, nor is he one easily dissuaded from his path.

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Bordeaux: We Still Do It Better

Feb 08, 2018

Bordeaux is a tricky place. It’s big, spread out and full of way too many people making entirely too much wine. Piling on, the local food is spotty, downtown traffic sucks big time and parking can be more painful than a root canal.

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Feature Interview with Winemaker Ken Brown

Feb 01, 2018

A pioneer in Santa Barbara County, Ken Brown has been prolific throughout his 41-year career, working at Zaca Mesa Vineyards as the first winemaker, starting Byron Vineyard & Winery, and moving to small lot wines with his wife Deborah.

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Stem Crafts Quality Ciders

Jan 25, 2018

Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition.

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Inside High West’s Saloon and Distillery

Jan 10, 2018

High West’s passion is crafting delicious and distinctive whiskeys and helping people appreciate whiskey all in the context of the American West.

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Rum Diary

Jan 10, 2018

There’s something about rum that when you drink it, it transports you to another place.

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Dave Phinney, Turning the Wine World Upside Down

Dec 27, 2017

The Past Present Future of Orin Swift

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That’s Using Your Noggin

Dec 25, 2017

A world take on eggnog and it’s history.

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Interview with Winemaker Floriane Eznack

Dec 20, 2017

We got a chance to interview Floriane Cellar Master, Champagne Jacquart

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Slovenian Wines from Marjan Simčič

Dec 13, 2017


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Four Strong Winds

Nov 21, 2017

Lanson, Bruno Paillard, Drappier & Jacquart

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Time After Time with The Speri Family

Nov 15, 2017

The Speri family are strong believers that wine is the “fruit of the earth” and therefore use only grapes from their own vineyards.

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Brewery De Brabandere: A Family Run Business

Nov 09, 2017

Interview with Albert De Brabandere, CEO of Brouwerij de Brabandere

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Pietro Ratti: He’s a Well-Respected Man

Nov 08, 2017

Director of Fine Wine Rob Griffin Delves into what makes Pietro of Renato Ratti Winery such a Progressive, Savvy Producer

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Tales of the Cocktail from a First Time Goer

Nov 06, 2017

Spirits Specialist Adam Parker’s Romp through Famed NOLA Cocktail Festival with Andy Quady

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Graton Distilling Co.

Nov 02, 2017

Meticulously Crafted Spirits that reflect the rustic artistry and raucous vibe of our Northern California home.

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Mount Peak Winery

Nov 02, 2017

The story of Mount Peak Winery begins more than a century ago at the celebrated Monte Rosso Vineyard.

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History of Delirium Tremens

Oct 30, 2017

History of Brouwerij Huyghe and Delirium Tremens

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2017 Harvest Report

Oct 26, 2017

In October we sent out a call to our supplier-partners: please send us your harvest photos!

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Weihenstephaner: The Oldest Brewery in the World

Oct 25, 2017

The first historical reference to hops at Weihenstephan was in the year 768

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Upland Brewing Co.

Oct 25, 2017

At Upland, the brewers are always experimenting, putting their own spin on traditional brewing recipes with unique local ingredients.

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The Art of Blending: John Glaser

Oct 04, 2017

At its simplest, Scotch whisky, often simply called Scotch, is whisky made in Scotland in a manner specified by law.

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Il Molino di Grace – The Long Road Forward

Sep 28, 2017

The old stone winery too had to be rebuilt and then buffed out with costly tanks, barrels and other imperative cellar gear

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Domaine Drouhin Oregon

Sep 07, 2017

Fourth generation Burgundian family commemorates 30 years of progress and prosperity in Willamette Valley

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Brouwerij Boon

Aug 24, 2017

Since 1975, Boon Brewery has been owned and run by Frank Boon, one of the pioneers of the authentic lambic and gueuze revival

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Do Good Distillery’s Story

Aug 03, 2017

“Do Well By Doing Good” -Ben Franklin

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The Story Behind Yuste Aurora Sherry

Aug 02, 2017

Sanlucar native, Francisco (Paco) Yuste, has sold Manzanilla his entire life, building a successful distributorship in the provinces of Cadiz and Cordoba.

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Argiano – The First 400 Years!

Jul 19, 2017

Not even Angelo Gaja is as old as Argiano, our new Montalcino producer whose 2012 Brunello has been appraised as one of the top wines of a very good vintage.

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45 Years of Family Winemaking

Jul 17, 2017

“Heritage. Authenticity. These are the words that define our family owned winery.” Dry Creek Vineyard

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The Flying Dog Story

Jul 12, 2017

Nobody had ever connected the words “flying” and “dog” together…until 1983, when George Stranahan was itching for an adventure.

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Champagne Drappier Buys Vineyard To Offset Losses From Frost

Jul 11, 2017

The Drappier family finds a solution for two years of spring frost damage

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Tangent Wines: Leading the American Albariño Revolution

Jul 10, 2017

Tangent’s maritime influenced estate, Paragon Vineyard, continues to be California’s leading producer of the food-friendly and popular Spanish-style wine.

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This Summer’s Best from Italy

Jul 06, 2017

The best Italian wines mimic the soils they sprout from.

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Kirk and Sweeney: A Rum Well Worth Pursuing

Jul 03, 2017

Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, this rum adheres to the very strict regulations to be called “Dominican Rum”.

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Five Generations of Tequila and Counting…

Jun 29, 2017

Fortaleza is a traditional, family produced premium tequila with 140 years of history.

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Vya Takes Vermouth the 2017 International Wine Challenge Trophy

Jun 22, 2017

Vya Sweet Vermouth wins the trophy!

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Sinegal Estate Wines Are Now Available

Jun 21, 2017

We are thrilled to add a phenomenal selection of Sinegal Estate wines to our Napa Valley wine portfolio.

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Locations Wine by Dave Phinney

Apr 28, 2017

In the world of wine there are compelling Locations that exist where soil, climate and vines interact that uniquely express their Location through wine.

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Port: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Jan 05, 2017

When you’ve been around for hundreds of years not much gets left unsaid. More often, a lot gets repeated.

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Venica and Wine Warehouse – Something to Celebrate!

Oct 01, 2016

We’ve got something special to celebrate – it’s our tenth anniversary as Venica’s partner in California.

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