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)



Back at the end of March, I wrote about Charles Smith Wines gaining a greater foothold in the national wine scene by bringing on a better, newer distributor.  They’ve also increased production enough to be able to play in 51/51 as it’s often called in the industry. (That’s 50 states plus DC if you’re wondering) […]
I was writing a bit about Pinot Gris the other day and I had to mention that most genetic research shows that the vine is actually a mutant clone of Pinot Noir.  It made me ask a pretty basic question, exactly what is a mutant clone? Grape vines don’t grow from seeds, instead they grow […]
Whenever I walk into a room which is filled with in essence, a single type of wine, like I did a few weeks ago at Pinot Days in San Francisco, I check my expectations at the door so to speak. Don’t worry, there’s more about Reuling Vineyard coming, but first a little bit of background. […]
What is Brix in Wine? Brix is the percentage of sugar within the grape. Generally speaking when you talk about wine, the Brix levels at harvest generally lead directly to the alcohol levels in wine. There are some different ways that winemakers can control the exact finished alcohol levels given consistent Brix readings, but it’s […]