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)



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 […]
Another hit from one of my favorite Washington, large production wineries. The day after I filmed this, word came out that Charles Smith had sold part of his business to Constellation Brands.  No matter, if you want a $15-$20 Cabernet Sauvignon tonight….this is an outstanding choice and another hit for Washington wine. Hi guys, Mark […]
I’ve talked about Charles Smith Wines quite a few times in this space.  I think the brand is emblematic of not only what’s possible in terms of high end quality for Washington wine, but that it also helps to show that Washington is going to be California’s main, long term, wine competition in America. So, […]