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Rack & Riddle Expands Winemaking Team & Operations

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Healdsburg, Calif (March 25, 2019) – Rack & Riddle, Sonoma County’s leading custom crush wine service, has recently expanded its winemaking team in preparation...

The Sparkling Winemakers’ Choice for a New Year’s Toast

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We asked a few sparkling winemakers to share their wine recommendations for celebrating the new year, one of their own wines, and one from...

In The Vineyard: Spring

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Vineyard techniques from Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services’ Director of Winemaking By Penny Gadd-Coster With the arrival of spring, we winemakers find ourselves in the...

What to Do in Your Winery Now

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How to assess your grape and bottling needs for OND and beyond. With the 2015 vintage tucked away, buds breaking and harvest 2016 looming, now is the ideal time to get prepped for OND, the famous acronym for October, November and December that we in the wine industry have come to recognize as our key selling opportunity. I’d like to outline some processes that small or large winemaking operations can put in place to be ready for the rush—both end-of-year and in future years to come.

Observations From a Large Custom Crush Winery: Early Harvest and Low...

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By Penny Gadd-Coster With the sparkling winegrape harvest finished over a month ago, and the still varietals also winding down, it’s time to reflect on...

A Day in the Life of a Sparkling Winemaking Apprentice

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By Elizabeth Nixon As sparkling winemaking apprentice to Penny Gadd-Coster, Carolyn Craig joined Rack & Riddle in March to help oversee all sparkling wine processing...

Make Your Wine Sparkle – Basics on the Three Main Methods...

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Find out why making sparkling wine in the méthode champenoise tradition is often preferred by winemakers. By Penny Gadd-Coster Making your wines sparkle can be accomplished...

Prepping for Your Sparkling Wine Project

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By Penny Gadd-Coster With harvest nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to start thinking about turning some of your grapes into sparkling wine....

The Benefits of Choosing Custom Crush as Your First Wine Venture

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By Penny Gadd-Coster It’s no secret the time commitment and financial investment of starting up one’s own wine brand is daunting. The list of investments...

North Coast Wine Industry Expo Education Sessions and Speakers Announced

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Industry Experts to Provide Insights in Viticulture, Production, Finance & Sales Healdsburg, Calif., October 3, 2013 – The Wine Industry Network today announced the session...
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