Good Wine with High Alcohol Content

How to Collect Good Wine with High Alcohol Content

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -2009 Dal Forno Amarone -2011 Beaucastel -2009 Alvaro Palacios -1977 Dolamore -2005 Cheval Blanc  If you’re just getting started as a wine collector, you might have noticed that wine critics and other enthusiasts rarely, if ever, talk about wine’s intoxicating effects. They’ll praise a wine’s soft fruit, residual su...
wildfires in california wine country

Wildfires in California Wine Country: What Collectors Need to Know About the 2017 Fires

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Sine Qua Non -2005 Ojai Syrah Melville Vineyards  -2005 Jonata El Desafio de Jonata  This July, a massive wildfire scorched through hectares of riverbeds and grapevines along the edge of North Canyon Vineyard in southern California. Winemakers at the neighboring Bien Nacido Vineyards feared that the fire would make its wa...
Millennial Wine Drinkers

Why Millennial Wine Drinkers Need More Space to Store Their Bottles

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Taittinger -Rhys  Wine seller Tom Natan recently noticed a major difference between millennial wine drinkers and older generations: millennials usually buy far more wine, and in greater variety, than their older peers. Over the past few years, he’s seen young wine enthusiasts order case after case of mixed wine from ever...
How to Ship Wine

How to Ship Wine: Use Full-Service Shipments for Added Safety

MENTIONED IN THIS POST: -Aubert -Latour -2009 Margaux -Ausone  As someone who, when I was younger, used to buy wine exclusively at my favorite shop down the street from my house, I never thought that I’d need to know how to ship wine. However, everything changed for me when I decided to order my first bottle online. Suddenly, I was faced with to...