Category Archives: Wine

Wine Biz at Tipping Point: Growth in Premium Wine Is Slowing

That’s the opinion of Rob McMillan, senior vp and founder of Silicon Valley Bank;s wine division.  In fact, he says, the deceleration has been going on since 2015. “That’s not saying wine sales are declining, but rather the positive growth … Continue reading

Posted in Sales, Wine | Tagged | Comments Off on Wine Biz at Tipping Point: Growth in Premium Wine Is Slowing

Tank Garage Winery Debuts 1st Chromed-Glass Wine Bottle

Tank Garage Winery, located in a 1930s-era service station turned winery in Calistoga, released Chrome Dreams.  It’s a 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend and the world’s first chromed-glass wine bottle. An ode to the classic American automobile, Chrome Dreams … Continue reading

Posted in New Packaging, Wine, Winery | Tagged | Comments Off on Tank Garage Winery Debuts 1st Chromed-Glass Wine Bottle

Target Selling Its Own $5 Wine

In the battle against Amazon, Target will debut a private-label wine, California Roots, for $5.  That’s just $2 more than Charles Shaw (aka Two-Buck Chuck) at Trader Joe’s.

Posted in New Products, Wine | Tagged | Comments Off on Target Selling Its Own $5 Wine

Scientists Find a 6,000-Year-Old Italian Wine

Chemical analysis conducted on ancient pottery could dramatically predate the commencement of winemaking in Italy. A large storage jar from the Copper Age (early 4th millennium BC) tests positive for wine.

Posted in Wine | Tagged | Comments Off on Scientists Find a 6,000-Year-Old Italian Wine

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Launches Stacked Singles

They are a 187ml single serving of wine in a convenient and portable shatter-proof cup.  Retail: $2.49 each.  

Posted in New Products, Wine | Comments Off on Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Launches Stacked Singles

Dry Creek Vineyard Marks 45 Years

A tip of the hat to David Stare, who 45 years ago today received the necessary permits to build the first new winery in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, after Prohibition. Founded in 1972, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way … Continue reading

Posted in Wine, Winery | Tagged , | Comments Off on Dry Creek Vineyard Marks 45 Years