In Wine Country: Sonoma barrel auction has raised $3.4M since founding in 2015

Sonoma County Vintners today announced the results of its most recent barrel auction.At the fifth edition of the Sonoma Country Barrel Auction, 85 "Never Before, Never Again" handcrafted wine lots were auction off for $645,000. Per organizers that brings the total take of the annual auction to $3.4 million...
Maya Rudolph in Wine Country directed by Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ to premiere May 10 on Netflix

This one's good. What's it called again?White wine.Ugh. Freakin' love it.Amy Poehler's Wine Country has a release date. Look for the film May 10th on Netflix.A mid-life crisis. Vineyards. One-liners. And... The Bangles. This one has it all based on what we're seeing in the movie trailer (see below),...
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Trendspotting: Only 27% of consumers have purchased wine online, but here’s some ways to increase that number (Report)

I try to buy just about everything I can online. It's just too convenient. Saving time is hugely important, especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area where traffic all but eliminates the idea of a "quick run" to the store or mall. So, yes, I've seen my share...
Wente Vineyards: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir wine reviews

Trendspotting: California grape crush up 7% y/y in 2018 (Wine Industry Report)

According to a new report which covers 17 districts across the state, California crushed approximately 4.28 million tones of wine grapes in 2018.Red varieties once again led the way, accounting for over 50% of the crush, or 2,446,930 tons. Try to picture that sitting in your bathtub.Whites came next...
Wine Review: Grgich Hills 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Report: Wine producers shape markets through vision and social influence

How do you compete in an industry that has largely remained unchanged for 7,000 years?

3 Days in Sonoma: Producing a short film using 5 years of footage (Video)

A woman in wine country. A woman in trouble. Again.

State of the Wine Industry Report: Premium wine sales continue to decline as Millennials gravitate to alternatives

Baby Boomers are retiring, and faced with fixed incomes, are reducing expenses. Will and can Millennials make up the difference in wine spending?
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Wanderlust: Sonoma County Wine Month kicks off October 1 (#SCWineMonth)

As if you needed another excuse to venture up to wine country...Organizers today announced that Sonoma County Wine Month (#SCWineMonth) kicks off on October 1, 2018.What does that exactly mean?Basically, Sonoma is going to open its arms to you and your family -- not that they don't already, but...

In Photos: A most perfectly delicious Taste of Sonoma

Thanks to a diverse number of wineries (125), comfortable weather, and a welcoming new venue, this marquee Sonoma event is increasingly one not to miss.
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What’s Happening: Taste of Sonoma at the Green Music Center (Wine Events)

Labor Day weekend is almost here which means a lot of things. Your whites will (supposedly) be done for the season. Your work (hopefully) takes a backseat for some quality time with family and friends. And (almost as important) you get some breathing space and time to finally uncork...