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...

Tecate: The unknown child of Baja

By now, you may be familiar with Mexico´s wine and food culture and that Baja California is like the Napa Valley south of the...

Winemaker Profile: Bodegas F. Rubio

Una vinícola que conocí hace 3 años por azares del destino y se convirtió en una de mis favoritas, no sólo por los mismos...

Recent Articles

Harvest Report

“2018 was the worst year ever”, according to Eduardo Córdoba Kruger, Director and Enologist at Vinos Kruger. I could tell he was on the move throughout our entire conversation over a shaky WhatsApp connection....

Educación en el vino

La industria del vino en México es un negocio relativamente nuevo y, en mi punto de vista, tiene mucho que ver por la falta de educación en el vino en décadas anteriores. Si bien...

A love letter to heirloom corn & natural wine.

There’s nothing more magical than biting into something made with fresh heirloom corn. It transports you to frolicking through a field in Oaxaca, the rush of your first kiss, a dance of your taste...

COMING HOME FOR THE FEAST

Of course, it was self-centered at first, as most things are when it comes to career goals. In fact, I expected a different sort of journey in 2004, on the floor of the wine...

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...

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...

Brutally Honest with Jon Bonné – III

Jon Bonné has spoken for the palates who favor balance and subtlety for almost two decades. Currently the Senior Contributing Editor for Punch, he spent over ten years as the wine editor for the San Francisco...

Pet Nat – What’s That?

For the longest time, Champagne has been the beverage-of-choice for celebrations and for many, still is. But most of us can’t fork over a couple of Benjis for four glasses of wine, so we’re...

I Asked Alice

I first met Alice Feiring when she flew to San Diego to participate in our first natural wine festival, Nat Diego. She had graciously agreed to join us and perform a book signing for...

Nat Diego 2019

An Ode to Nat Diego...

Brutally Honest with Jon Bonné – II

Jon Bonné has spoken for the palates who favor balance and subtlety for almost two decades. Currently the Senior Contributing Editor for Punch, he spent over ten years as the wine editor for the San Francisco...

Get to Know Your Local Wine Director: Augusto Ferrarese

Augusto Ferrarese, Corporate Beverage Director at Urban Kitchen Group