Organic Wine And The American Wine Consumer

The Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute released a new annual study they've started conducting about American wine consumption. Here are their findings for 2014 as relates to organic wine: Though the Organic Trade Association reports that 41% of American...
Daniele Ricci — Piedmont

Daniele Ricci — Piedmont

The pile of grape skins sitting in the middle of a field provides the first clue that Daniele Ricci is no ordinary winemaker. When asked about it, he remarked "what comes from the ground, returns to the ground." The skins are fertilizer for next year’s vines and we...

RIP Volker Eisele, Organic Napa Winemaker

From The Press Democrat: Volker Eisele, the outspoken architect of a landmark farmland protection policy in Napa County that became widely emulated as a model for staunching unwanted development, died Friday at his ranch home near St. Helena from complications related...

Natural Wine Catastrophe

This post is about the bad things which have happened to me recently. Specifically, it’s about how my wines have turned into vinegar this year! Just a few weeks ago I had yet another lot go bad on me (this time about 2000 liters of Garnacha from Sierra de Gredos),...