What Do American Wine Consumers Want?

Winemaking and grapegrowing are passions, but they’re also businesses. Every winemaker wants to know what consumers are looking for in a bottle. To try to answer that question, Sonoma State University and the Wine Business Institute conducted their second-annual survey of American wine-consumer preferences, releasing the results this week. They found that when it comes…

An other Wine Quote

“I have enjoyed great health at a great age because everyday I have consumed a bottle of wine, except when I haven’t felt well. Those days, I consumed two bottles.”

Wine Quote

I drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.

Wine Quote

Good wines taste like they come from somewhere… Mediocre wines taste like they come from anywhere.

2010 Westerly Fletcher’s Red

AVA: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara COMPOSITION: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc WINEMAKING NOTES: After hand sorting and destemming, each variety was fermented separately with indigenous yeasts in small stainless steel tanks. Punch downs occurred twice daily. After primary fermentation was complete, the tanks were drained and pressed into 100% French oak barrels,…

How to Order a wine in a Restaurant

#1 Ask to the Sommelier Don’t be afraid to ask to Sommelier, they are not going to make fun of you. Practically they are paid for that, is their job to direct and help you on the choice of the wine. And usually the Somms when see that you can not make a decision they…