As wildfires rage through Napa and Sonoma, a brief look at how global warming may impact wine producers and enthusiasts alike.
Author: Douglas Levin
A review of wine certifications, their specific focus and how the different training impacts interactions with consumers.
An examination of the science of terroir and its impact on wine flavor profiles from a sommelier’s perspective.
An overview of the ‘Lodi Native” movement and the changing character of winemaking in a region focused on bulk wine and wine growing in the past.
A discussion of the changing demographics of wine consumers and how that is affecting the industry.
A brief evaluation of the importance of wine style selection as part of a winery’s business and marketing plans.
Extensive tasting notes of a broad selection of Ramey wines and a dive into a winemaker/owner with very definitive opinions regarding wine style and winemaking technique.
Fascinating interview with one of the larger-than-life original icons of Napa Valley, Todd Anderson.
A rambling interview that touches on: Kale’s background, lack of vintage variation at Pahlmeyer and cool climate syrah as his pet project.