• By Published On: August 24, 2022

    In the heart of Dry Creek Valley, on a 23-acre biodynamic vineyard and farm, two tasting rooms sit side by side next to the creek for which the Valley, a mecca for Zinfandel, is known.  Welcome to VML and Truett-Hurst, two brands under one company. The outdoors seating here is ample and so relaxing.  Tasting pods for up to 6 guests are set in a pleasant courtyard, each with shades and fans. Wind rustles the cottonwood and Russian thistles along the creekbed, mimicking the sound of running water.

Wine buff shares the love with others at Third Thursdays with Chuck

Wine buff shares the love with others at Third Thursdays with Chuck
The wine grape harvest has begun in the Yakima Valley. Washington has 20 designated wine grape-growing regions known as American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs, and the Yakima Valley AVA was the state's first, established in 1983 ... Read More

Ste. Michelle becomes largest wine producer in Washington and Oregon with new acquisition

Wine Industry News
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the largest wine producer in Washington, recently announced it has acquired A to Z Wineworks, making it the largest wine producer in Oregon as well ... Read More

This Army veteran learned to love wine while stationed in Europe. Now she’s running her own tasting shop in Virginia Beach.

This Army veteran learned to love wine while stationed in Europe. Now she’s running her own tasting shop in Virginia Beach.
Hoggard was first introduced to wine when the Army stationed her in Belgium in 2001. She noticed that Europeans drank it often and with almost every meal. ... Read More

Wine tech’s big problem: Algorithms may not be the answer

Wine tech's big problem: Algorithms may not be the answer
I've been thinking about this a lot during the last couple weeks while working on two very different assignments about wine tech companies — one on the brink of collapse, one thriving. The first was about the demise of Pix, which promised to make it easy for people to discover wines they'll enjoy and find out where to buy them. ... Read More

Winners of Wine Writing Contest Announced

Winners of Wine Writing Contest Announced
WebWineWriting contest was launched by a Hungarian wine writer, but the competition is not exclusively about Hungarian wines, the topics are broader, what is more this year a video category was added as well. The award ceremony took place last week (25 August) at Pannonhalma Archabbey Winery in Hungary, within a wine event with 20 estates ... Read More

Q and A with Elizabeth Smith by Carl Giavanti

Q and A with Elizabeth Smith by Carl Giavanti
"I love delving into the personalities and history of the people behind the wine, winery, vineyards and/or brand and learning how they became enamored with a career in the industry — whether that be winemaking, winegrowing, winery ownership or management." ... Read More