Uncorked Ventures offers their diamonds found in the rough straight to consumers through their wine clubs. You may be surprised, but a lot of wine importers and retailers never do more than place a phone call or send an email to winemakers before purchasing their bottles, having face-to-face encounters only with their customers. That can lead to run-of-the-mill wines filling real or virtual store shelves, and how are we to know the difference?

Rebecca Gomez Farrell


....go treasure-hunting into California, Oregon and Washington wine country to bring you the very best wines that few people have ever heard of. Building relationships with the winemakers and vineyard proprietors....

Michelle Williams


.....the whole point behind a wine club is not having to drive to the store and figure out what you want. The wines they offer are of high quality, making this club a no-brainer if you fancy wines from the West Coast.

Katie Bell (Forbes)



Is it cool to talk about diversity within the wine industry? Patel Winery is one of my favorites in Napa Valley right now for a number of reasons, but one main one is that it helps to tell the tale of where the industry might be going.  A more diverse set of owners, a renewed […]
I originally met Raj Patel, seemingly forever ago, about 6 years or so at Family Winemakers.  He was pouring his initial vintage back then and my notes say, this is really, really great.  Perhaps the best wine I’ve ever had, but then again…..this is the end of Family Winemakers, so can I trust my own […]
Ok, so I should “probably” stick to wine.  But, history, sociology and other factors that end up creating the wine industry seem to be top of mind right now.  In any case, here’s some information on the burgeoning wine industry in Israel.  I attempt to work through the basic question, can one winery help to […]
I have couple of video blog post coming up about wines made in Israeli and their entrance into the American wine market and they brought up a quick question, what is a meshuvial wine? While most of us, outside of the religion at least, have some understanding about what it means to be Kosher, or […]