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3101, 2024

Merlot: It’s (expletive) fine!

By |January 31, 2024|Categories: California, Commentary, Featured, Industry, Local Wine Events, Marketing and Sales, News, Origin Stories, Washington|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  “Merlot: It’s (expletive) fine,” exclaimed Jonathan Cristaldi, the moderator for “Merlot Renaissance: Celebrating Two Decades Beyond Sideways,” at the annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento January 23-25. […]

2709, 2023

Campbell Cellars: From Weekend Tastings to Estate Ownership

By |September 27, 2023|Categories: Featured, Industry, News|Tags: , |

Credit: Campbell Cellars Tim and Carol Campbell’s journey in the world of wine began during their school days at Berkeley, where weekends were often spent venturing in the Napa Valley for tastings.  Amid these excursions, they nurtured a dream– a dream of one day owning their own piece of this vinous paradise. The Campbells yearned for a place they could divide their time between Southern California and a newfound haven up north in the Napa Valley. Yet this vision went beyond just a second home; it encompassed a space where their entire family could gather for cherished summers, [...]

1209, 2023

Matt Parish – Wine Industry Mentor

By |September 12, 2023|Categories: California, Digest, Featured, Industry, News, Origin Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matt Parish has decades of wine business experience as a senior winemaker at Constellation, Treasury, and Naked Wines USA, but in my eyes, it is his kindness that makes him one of my favorite wine industry mentors. […]

1708, 2023

Distinctive Hillside Wines: the Evolution of Crystal Springs AVA of Napa Valley

By |August 17, 2023|Categories: Featured, Industry, News|Tags: , |

For Steven Burgess, his origin story reads like a compelling novel, beginning with childhood memories of presenting family wines in the heart of Napa Valley and evolving into a deep understanding of the industry’s marketing.  A degree in Agriculture Engineering Technology, along with experience selling wine exposed him to a crowded wine landscape. 

2802, 2023

Acumen Wines: Discover the Magic of Atlas Peak in Napa Valley

By |February 28, 2023|Categories: Featured, Industry, News|Tags: , , |

Acumen Wines, a renowned wine estate, established its vineyard on the slopes of Atlas Peak, drawn to the exceptional quality of Napa Valley’s high elevation vineyards.  […]

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