An Introduction to Orange Wine

While orange wine has been popping up in its own dedicated sections on wine lists in recent years, the style itself goes much farther...

Protected: Carbon Footprint 101

Stop thinking of the Earth as a planet for a minute. Consider it like a very long natural experiment that has taken 4 billion...

New California Bill Will Give Customers a Cash Incentive for Recycling Wine Bottles

For more than 30 years, Californians have been getting cash back (five to 10 cents) for recycling aluminum cans and plastic water bottles, along...

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Sowing the Inbetween

In the midsummer of 2021, David Conty heard about an evolving project in a former credit union building in Chula Vista, where people are encouraged to pursue creative endeavors that bolster the community through...

Protected: Lulu’s Harvest Report

“Con el tiempo solo te acuerdas de las añadas difíciles”, recuerda Lulú Martínez Ojeda que le decía el Director General de Chateau Brane-Cantenac en Margaux cuando ella trabajaba en Francia. Lulú, como la llamamos...

Protected: Mujeres que Inspiran

Al recolectar información para este artículo descubrí muchas mujeres que han contribuido a lo largo de la historia del vino, no sólo asumiendo el rol de esposas o madres, sino tomando cada oportunidad que...

Protected: Decanting Inequality with Rania Zayyat of WWOW

As a Sommelier, we study and train to be the epitome of hospitality. Polished glassware, table set perfectly, wine decanted; there's a seat for anyone and if there’s wine, we're never at a loss...

Protected: I Have More Than Enough: Insights of Laura Williamson MS

“This lady knows more than I do”, I thought when I poured for the fit brunette and her friend at a tasting this past fall. As it turns out, I met Laura Williamson...

Protected: Welcome to Miami

Everyone’s work experience is different but most industries including wine are overrun by men. but in Miami, they have women and incredibly inclusive groups of people, who are excited to show off a new...

Protected: Emily Towe: The Mother of Naughty Goblins

The first time I met Emily and Jody Towe of J°Brix was also the first time I tasted my first natural wine. They had brought their 2015 “Coucou” Counoise to The Rose for us...

Protected: Coming into Focus: Blurred Boundaries and Sexual Harassment in the Wine Industry

These are stories of sexual harassment. Stories that three women experienced while working in the food and beverage industry that were shared with CampestreMAG, protected in anonymity, to shed a light on harassment in...

Your Wine is Getting More Expensive — The Supply Chain Has Something to Do with That.

“Supply chain” is a newly adopted buzzword in our vocabulary these days. From manufacturing to food services, several industries have been disrupted by supply chain issues from the pandemic, including the wine industry. According to...

Allow Us to Reintroduce Christian Gomez of WetStone Wine Bar.

Christian Gomez Proprietor and Chef of WetStone Hometown: San Diego, CA Years in the industry: 35 How did you get involved with wine? Through travel and WetStoneBegan with first wine valley trip to Napa back in 2002 What did you...

20 Questions with Coly Den Haan of Vinovore

Name: Coly Den Haan Hometown: Santa Barbara Official Title: Boss Years in the industry: 26 How did you get involved with wine? I sort of fell into it. I was a bartender for many years and back in around...

The New Kids on The Block

San Diego, meet Juerie and Paul of Clos Wine Shop. Juerie and Paul, meet San Diego. What inspired the move to SD? J: I've lived in NYC for most of my life and I wanted...

He Knows Goode Wine

a Conversation with Jaime Goode Interview by Tony (Bubbles) Mahavier Jamie Goode, Ph.D., is a London-based, former biologist-turned-internationally recognized wine journalist, whose work has been featured in The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, Sommelier Journal, Harpers--you...

Identifying Wine Faults on the Fly

Last year, Jamie Goode published his book, Flawless: Understanding Faults in Wine. Written for the layperson and wine professional, it’s a boon of information on the world of wine imperfections. Making wine is incredibly...

Nouveau Returns

It’s mid-November and the small town of Beaujeu, France is buzzing with activity as residents make preparations for their annual five-day festival, Les Sarmentelles. The celebration spans four decades and is one of many...

Getting To The Bottom Of The Barrel

It seems nowadays that oak and wine are spoken about in the same breath whenever a bottle is opened.  With so much conversation about it, oak is still grossly misunderstood, vilified, or praised. Oak can...

Escondido

Discover Escondido! Escondido in Spanish means “hidden”, which, at this time, is appropriate because the city’s best days as a wine destination are ahead of us. Incorporated in 1888, it is one of San Diego...

Are labor challenges affecting your wine’s taste and price tag?

It’s 5:30 a.m. at the Rancho Guejito Vineyard. A cool morning breeze nestles into the San Pasqual Valley as a dozen crew members finish picking Grenache grapes, an hour ahead of schedule. As the...