Figge Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Paraiso Vineyard 2013 Front Label

Figge Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Paraiso Vineyard 2013

As part of wine club shipments back in December, a few folks received this Figge Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Paraiso Vineyard 2013.  It’s a solid wine made in an nontraditional style for California Pinot, but one that is gaining acceptance in the wine trade first and foremost, with consumers coming along slowly behind. Peter […]

1st Case

The Dreaded 1st Case

I thought folks might be interested.  So, if you’re buying a case of wine….this matters: Well it shouldn’t, but the concept of the 1st case of wine is very real no matter who makes your wine. So first, this effects pretty much every winery at some point.  When smaller wineries, or even those well known folks […]

Happy New Year

What’s Coming in 2017

Every year, I tend to make plans….bigger plans than I can possibly finish for Uncorked Ventures. Here’s hoping 2017 is at least a bit different.  Here’s what’s coming in the new year. Finally truly expanded gift baskets. I’ve talked about this before and then other projects got in the way.  I’ll be offering a cheaper […]

Horse and Plow Red Wine Front Label

Horse and Plow Red Wine Review

This $15-$20 price point in California, sucks more often than it should.  Rising land values have limited many of our best growing regions to Pinot Noir, or Cabernet based on price alone.  That leaves Rhone varietals, many of which people are not often familiar with, to fill in some of the price point gaps. Video […]