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ROC-Sonoma and SCWTG Announce Keynote Speaker

Noted Sommelier Chris Sawyer to open inaugural ROC-Sonoma Regional Meeting Rescue, CA, June 3, 2019 - The Sonoma regional chapter of the non-profit Research Oenovation...

U.S. Producers Betting on Rosé and Challenging French Dominance

“Is it on? Yes, it’s definitely on. Pink is trending; it’s a heavy trending thing, and I don’t see it going away at all,”...

Afternoon Brief, July 1

Parducci Maker Mendocino Wine Co. Buys Offbeat Brands Portfolio: Mendocino Wine Company, maker of the Parducci brand, has purchased the wine portfolio of Offbeat Brands...

Inside the Mind of a Sommelier

Coming up with one of those enormous mega wine lists that typify the high-end dining experience seems a daunting task. What goes through the mind of a sommelier in putting that together? If they’re motivated by garnering an award from Wine Spectator, they know the territory they need to cover and some of the big names they need to include. But not all sommeliers and wine directors are driven by awards.