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)



If I asked you, if there was any other permissible form of compensation in America, rather than minimum wage-most of you might answer about owner’s equity, sweat equity and other forms of ownership stakes, but I doubt many of you might consider a piece rate style of payments. In the wine industry, at least in […]
It’s been talked about virtually ad nauseum in some circles of late, but there’s been a major round of consolidation in quite a few industries.  It seems everywhere I look, the big boys get bigger and without a disruptive force, the little guys are having trouble keeping up. The wine industry in some circles, isn’t much […]
So, it seems counter-intuitive to many people, but I always enjoy getting the chance to chat with folks from growing regions that I don’t typically represent as part of my wine clubs.  
A major, major event took place about 5 years ago within the wine industry, but until recently it really hasn’t been talked about much. Back in 2011, Inglenook that old, greatly respected Napa Valley name hired a new general manager.  Unlike other hires though, this one was of some sort of significance for both the […]