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Opinion: Minerality in Terms of Terroir

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Terroir as like a tree falling in a forest. Just because you don't hear it, it doesn’t mean it didn't fall. —Randy Caparoso I think that...

Shipping Alcohol DtC—Retailers’ Trials and Tribulations

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Retailers engaged in direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of beverage alcohol have faced unexpected setbacks in the last few months. —Alex Koral, Regulatory General Counsel, Sovos ShipCompliant Primarily,...

Turning the Tables on Stacy Louise Briscoe

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This month’s Turning the Tables interview features Stacy Louise Briscoe, who has been contributing to Wine Industry Advisor for the pasts 18 months and...

Op Ed: Dear Sommeliers, It’s OK to Like Zinfandel

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This op is written from a sommelier's perspective. I know a lot of them because I was a sommelier who worked in restaurants for...

Opinion: Natural Winemaking Is the Most Natural Thing

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Hands off those vines, hands off those wines—what comes naturally should be respected —Randy Caparoso I love natural style wines. In fact, I'm partial to them,...

Turning the Tables on Deborah Parker Wong

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“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers.

Nothing Wrong with Hot Climate Winegrowing

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Some of the best wines of the Old and New World are produced in hot climate regions. —Randy Caparoso I once attended a Hospice du Rhône...

In Defense of Terroir

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—Randy Caparoso Does wine-related terroir exist anymore? This is a valid question, even if a silly one. Of course, terroir exists. If it doesn’t, entire belief...

Redefining the Definition of Balanced Wine

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And eliminating high-alcohol cancel culture —Randy Caparoso Talking about “balanced wine” used to be perfectly acceptable—until about ten years ago, when the term suddenly became politicized....

Effects of Umami in Wines and Foods

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What is umami and why should wine lovers care? Haven't foods and wines become complicated enough without having to understand one more odd sounding...

Turning the Tables on Anatoli Levine

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“Turning the Tables – Interviewing the Interviewers” is a Q&A series profiling Wine Writers. We hope you’ll discover more about the wine writers you know,...

Progress of Terroir-Focused Lodi Wines

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Terroir is a French term that entails the natural environmental factors, such as climate, soil, topography, aspect, elevation, latitude, etc., that have a direct...

How Wineries Can Capitalize on Clubhouse

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Imagine being in the same room with Adam Grant, Edward Snowden, and Brittany Kaiserto discuss topics about digital privacy; you can “raise your hand”...

Turning the Tables on Marcy Gordon

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MARCY GORDON is a freelance wine and travel writer. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Wine Enthusiast, San Francisco Chronicle, Sonoma Magazine, The California Travel Guide, and Forbes Travel Guide...

Understanding Fulfillment Houses Is Key to Regulating DtC Shipping 

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Direct-to-consumer (DtC) alcohol shipping compliance is a complex network of moving parts, many of which are, by design, hidden from the public...