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2017 Venge Vineyards Petite Sirah Oso Vineyard (Calistoga/Napa Valley)

Bodacious with black cherry, super dark chocolate notes matched by a solid, perfectly balanced backbone of oak & tannins. Gigantic flavor explosion. WARNING: Not for the timid. Best Petite Sirah I have ever had. $75 at the winery. lp

Masseto Estate Announces New Executive Team

NEWS RELEASE   New York, NY, January 22, 2020 – Giovanni Geddes da Filicaja, CEO of Masseto, Italy’s most collectible estate wine, has announced today the new executive team of Masseto Estate, which will see Tim Banks as the new Sales & Marketing Director, alongside Axel Heinz, who continues his commitment as Estate Director.   […]

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Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards Appoints Vida DeLong Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer Sales

NEWS RELEASE   DeLong To Lead DTC Programs for Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union Wineries   Oakville, Calif. January 21, 2020 — Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards (FNFWV), announced today the appointment of Vida DeLong to the role of Vice President, Direct to Consumer Sales. A 26-year veteran […]

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2018 Moselland Rheinhessen Riesling Qualitätswein (Germany)

2018 Moselland Rheinhessen Riesling Qualitätswein (Germany).   Honeysuckle and citrus. Sweet, but with a clean finish. Nicely balanced. Yum!   Purchased on sale for $12.50 (originally $16.99) from Lowe’s Foods in Cary, NC.

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Trader Joe’s 2018 Paso Robles Zinfandel, Grower’s Reserve

This wine reviewed by Katherine Perdue, a genuine GenZ wine drinker about to graduate from St. Mary’s College. “I would totally buy this. Looks light in the glass but has very intense fruit, lasting finish and good mouthfeel.” $4.99. Trader Joe’s – KP

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2017 Cederberg Floriography Blooming White (South Africa)

2017 Cederberg Floriography Blooming White (South Africa). Floral nose jumps right out of the glass….juicy fruits and honeysuckle on the palate. Tastes semi-dry to me, with lots of fruitiness and a hint of sweetness. Easy drinking! Purchased on sale for $9.30. -B

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2015 UDACA Colheita Vinho Tinto (Dão, Portugal)

2015 UDACA Colheita Vinho Tinto (Dão, Portugal). Medium body, bright red fruits, lively with nice acidity. Enjoyable! Misplaced receipt, but I know I paid between $10-$15 from Triangle Wine Co in Morrisville, NC. -B

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Ramondin and Janson Capsules finalize joint venture deal

NEWS RELEASE   The two family-owned companies RMD Group and Janson Capsules have formally closed a deal to form a new joint venture across the European, Northern and Latin American markets.   This new partnership will create a world manufacturing leader in the capsule and screwcap industries offering a complete range of products to fully […]

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Cellier des Dauphins 2018 Côtes du Rhône Grenache Syrah

Spicy, fruity, medium-bodied with notes of green peppercorns, pomegranate and raspberry. Pleasantly quaffable. $11.99 Sonoma Market. -lp

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Commerce7 launches Dev Center for building Apps right inside Commerce7 Admin Panel, POS, and Reservation Platform

NEWS RELEASE January 15, 2020   Commerce7, a modern DTC platform for the wine industry, launches The Commerce7 Dev Center.  The Dev Center provides a way for third party developers and businesses to build and launch apps, plugins, integrations, and customizations deep within the Commerce7 platform.   “Being 100% API based, our platform has always […]

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