Those Crazy Wine Regulations: Massachusetts

40 States allow the direct shipment of wine to consumers, why is the otherwise progressive and innovative bay state one of the last holdouts? It’s time for the Bay State to get with it! As the owner of a California winery living in Massachusetts I’m incredulous that I can’t receive the finished product (or even […]

History of California Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet grapes as we know them today date back some four centuries to the first cross-breeding of Franc and Sauvignon grapes in southern France. When the winemaking industry came to California and realized the great potential of the dry, warm climate, the history of California Cabernet Sauvignon took off. California’s temperate climate helps the Cabernet […]

Sniff, Sip, and Slurp – The Joys of Wine Tasting

Wine experts always come up with the most enticing descriptions during wine tasting. They go on and on about hints of this and nuances of that, and after reading their wine critiques we all clamor for the wine that got impressive ratings from expert wine tasters. Then we suddenly get the urge to be an […]

Those Crazy Wine Regulations: Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the US geographically, but the state’s direct wine shipping law presents BIG problems for wine lovers.  For a state founded on religious and political freedom, We’re baffled (well, not really because we know why it is the way it is).  The state prevents wine lovers from shipping […]

Those Crazy Wine Regulations: Indiana

Indiana may be a winning team going into the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament that begins on March 19, 2013, but the madness that dominates Indiana alcohol regulations is certainly not entertaining for the wine lover.  Back in 2006, Indiana Governor Daniels signed into law, the following legislation about shipping wine direct to consumers: The […]

Those Crazy Wine Regulations: Wyoming

This blog is part of a continuing series examining the puzzling state regulations governing direct wine shipments. The 21st Amendment did away with Prohibition, but not with the many restrictions on the distribution and sale of alcohol. That simply moved to the states which constructed an often bewildering variety of laws banning or restricting shipments […]

Those Crazy Wine Regulations: Montana

This blog is part of a continuing series examining the puzzling state regulations governing direct wine shipments. The 21st Amendment did away with Prohibition, but not with the many restrictions on the distribution and sale of alcohol. That simply moved to the states which constructed an often bewildering variety of laws banning or restricting wine […]

A Wicked Buzz….Our First Traveling Vineyard Harvest

“I learned so much, I can’t wait till the next Harvest”! “I now have a new family…..Traveling Vineyard! I made so many new friends”. “I have a suggestion…..don’t change a thing”! “I can’t wait to see the results in my business from everything I learned at Harvest”! “Now i know all about the Five F’s”! […]

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