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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)


So every year, Napa Valley completely dominates the news cycle around a few events, but none more significantly than Premiere Napa Valley. I’ve talked about Premiere before in this space, but the general idea is that wineries, well known wineries, provide a barrel of wine to be auctioned off in lots.  The normal buyers are […]
I’ve talked at length about the death of Merlot over the years here at Uncorked Ventures.  The back of this Santa Barbara Merlot got me thinking about it again.  Here’s a reminder on why Merlot isn’t a serious grape in California and let’s be clear off the top, that has nothing to do with the […]
Marketing challenges exist in many spots within the wine industry.  Normally, a region wants to get known for a single grape and see what happens from there.  But what happens if a region grows an entire suite of grapes well? Santa Barbara is starting to find out now.  Marketing the fact that you think everything […]
Wine labels.  If you’re accustomed to old world labels like those from France and Italy, well they’re pretty easy.  For those of us dealing mainly in new world wine….the old world ones seem really complicated. In any case, here’s some more information on wine labels and why they ended up sucking so much. Video Transcription: […]