Here are my top wine industry reads (updated often). These are articles worth the read for anyone studying wine or interested in the latest wine news, wine trends, or wine discussions! 

March 24, 2022 - American Oak is declining and we may see a barrel shortage down the line

March 23, 2022 - Thoughts on raising kids to appreciate (and not abuse) alcohol, not a one size fits all, but I'm for this approach...

March 23, 2022 - Social Media and wine... can you have a good time at a winery without raving about it online?

March 7, 2022 - A good read of industry realizations and insights from some great women in wine!

March 1, 2022 - real talk on how much sugar is in your wine glass

February 28, 2022 - A great round-up of black owned wineries around the world

March 1, 2022 - real talk on how much sugar is in your wine glass

February 28, 2022 - A great round-up of black owned wineries around the world

February 22, 2022 - What is "Open That Bottle Night"?

February 21, 2022 - The 2021 Champagne year ...all you need to know!

February 20, 2022 - Should we rid of foil sleeves on bottles? Good food for thought.

February 17, 2022 - Practicality, aesthetics, and sustainability... all considerations in wine marketing

February 10, 2022 - Door Dash now offering restaurant loans...

February 8, 2022 - Headache after drinking wine? UC Davis is looking into it!

February 7, 2022 - Why Millennials aren't drinking enough wine... (subs)

February 7, 2022 - Would you drink premium wine out of a box?

February 7, 2022 - What does "salinity" in wine mean?

February 4, 2022 - More on how the wine world needs to embrace the younger consumer!

January 18, 2022 - What is the most important factor on a wine list? Here is what a majority are saying.

January 17, 2022 - Here's a look into all of the supply chain disruptions

January 12, 2022 - The power of suggestion with tasting notes...

January 6, 2022 - How climate change is impacting Italy's known varieties

January 6, 2022 - New sweet-dry labeling requirement for Alsace wines!

December 30, 2021 - A fascinating scientific look at how we judge sparkling wines

December 29, 2021 - Fortified wine cocktails are a great idea this season!

December 27, 2021 - These drink trends are SO 2021 ...and can stay there!

December 23, 2021 - Approachable wine trends or marketing gimmiks?

December 21, 2021 - Should wine brands advocate for "smart drinking" and public health?

December 14, 2021 - Moderate healthy drinking can be good for you ...with food, of course!

December 13, 2021 - An interesting round up of Champagne stats

December 9, 2021 - Sommeliers transitioning from restaurants to retail!

December 3, 2021 - Inflation and wine; what's coming in 2022?

December 3, 2021 - The obsession and progression of "natural" wine

December 3, 2021 - The Grape Collective shares a fun list of wine vocabulary to know going into 2022

December 1, 2021 - NFT's and wine? Robert Mondavi is on board.

November 30, 2021 - AI to eventually replace the Sommelier?

November 29, 2021 - It's a great time to dive into American sparkling!

November 23, 2021 - NA shops are popping up all over, and the category continues to grow

November 17, 2021 - Getting back to sustainable wine shipping and cutting carbon emissions (a neat read!)

November 1, 2021 - Countering burnout in the restaurant environment. Good read!

October 29, 2021 - Time to start embracing wine flaws!

October 25, 2021 - How the wine industry is dealing with other wine supply chain issues...

October 22, 2021 - Buy your holiday Champagne now. Shortages are real.

October 19, 2021 - Wine ingredient labeling begins in the EU!

October 18, 2021 - Owls vs chemicals; a great example of creative vineyard practice!

October 12, 2021 - Winemaking at Breweries? What do you think?

October 8, 2021 - Global shortage of glass for bottles. Another problem in the already crippling supply chain right now.

September 28, 2021 - Should 'Grand Cru' apply to New World wines?

September 21, 2021 - Some good tips on how to choose wine for your table when you're out to eat...

September 20, 2021 - Dining out? Here are some things to consider!

September 9, 2021 - Why does it cost SO much to ship wine!

September 7, 2021 - The definition of "Fine Wine" is slowly changing!

September 7, 2021 - Hybrid grapes are getting all the hype right now!

August 28, 2021 - An inspiring story of Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy's rise to the top!

August 27, 2021 - Virginia is moving up in the wine world! New AVA added!

August 19, 2021 - What's going on with the deadly wildfires in Southeast France!

August 18, 2021 - Wine Enthusiast releases their 40 under 40 list!

August 17, 2021 - Will there be a renaissance of White Zinfandel?

August 15, 2021 - Some of the BS in wine marketing ...this is a good read.

August 9, 2021 - Why France's 2021 wine harvest could be the smallest in decades...

August 9, 2021 - Ushering the Court of Master Sommeliers into an inclusive next chapter!

August 7, 2021 - Here are some reasons to consider half bottles...

August 3, 2021 - 50% of U.S. hospitality professionals aren't returning to work. Here's a reason why.

July 28, 2021 - PUNCH shares some of the top canned wines to get your koozies on!

July 27, 2021 - Wondering what white wines are best to save and cellar? Here you go...

July 26, 2021 - Roederer is bringing 'still' wines back to Champagne

July 26, 2021 - The Mâconnais new Premier Cru wines are arriving! Here's what you should know.

July 23, 2021 - Château Cheval-Blanc + Château Ausone withdraw from The St.-Emilion classification. Big deal or no?

July 20, 2021 - Check out these Rosé buying trends!

July 19, 2021 - Devastating flooding in the vineyards of the Ahr!

July 13, 2021 - Blind Tasting: skill or party trick? (+ tips for at home learning)

July 10, 2021 - South Africa continues to ban alcohol...

July 8, 2021 - Can you appreciate wine without consuming? Here are some thoughts...

July 7, 2021 - New Russian laws require Champagne to include the words "sparkling wine" on the label

July 6, 2021 - Here are some tricks to differentiate similar varieties when tasting!

July 6, 2021 - Back and forth Beaujolais trends...

July 5, 2021 - Hawaii gets its first AVA!

A Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine with a passion for everything wine + beverage!