I was listening to the latest Sip, Sip, Hooray! podcast and was intrigued when the two Mary’s talked about a new invention that was introduced at the Vinitech show in Bordeaux in Nov. 2018: a wooden sphere wine barrel.[Read more…]
As we celebrate LGBTQ Pride this month, I wanted to take a look at the wine world’s support of the LQBTQ community. The good news is that I found a ton of articles and sites underscoring the many ways the wine world is supporting this community. While I’ll highlight many instances in my article, I encourage you to do your own Google searching to learn more. Thanks to Marketing the Rainbow for their help with this article. [Read more…]
A friend of mine asked me the other day what I thought about boxed wine. Without having done any research, I said that typically only very bad wine ends up in boxes, giving boxed wine a very bad reputation.
This quick conversation prompted me to do some research, which I will share with you here. [Read more…]
From dry statistical graphs to pithy interview-style summaries, I found researching 2015 wine trends interesting and revealing. While I love studying and learning about wine, I don’t generally get into the weeds of who’s drinking what, how much and at what price. So every now and then, it’s fun to see if what I feel is trending coincides with expert opinion.
As you might suspect, it does on some counts, and not on others. In fact, even experts have differing opinions on some factors. Of course sales statistics don’t lie, but interpretations can vary. [Read more…]
Four years ago, I wrote an article on wine ratings called “Are Wine Ratings Overrated?” In the article, I talked about the many problems associated with wine scoring (judge fatigue, different tastes and more), and I urged people to trust and honor what they like and not worry about what other people like.
I just read an interesting 2011 article by Gregory Dal Piaz, Editor in Chief of Snooth Media and owner of Vino Vinace Consulting, where he proposes a new wine scoring approach that he calls the Bevebelita Score. Bevebelita is the way you say drinkability in Italian. Dal Piaz argues that drinkability is critical. [Read more…]