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Another War in Stags Leap

Another War in Stags Leap

by Monty Preiser Almost as if they had seen our recent story explaining the differences, and touching upon the history, of the Stags Leap AVA, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and Stags’ Leap Winery, the present day owners of the two above wineries are crossing swords once again. As you may recall, some years ago Stag’s Leap’s […]

Sonoma’s First Barrel Auction – They Did It Their Way

Sonoma’s First Barrel Auction – They Did It Their Way

by Monty Preiser It is about 6:00 p.m. on Friday May 1. Less than 32 hours ago I began a whirlwind 2 days in the company of some of the world’s most recognized sommeliers, press, vintners, and winemakers as the Sonoma County Vintners (SOCO) presented its First Barrel Auction. The event mirrors in its concept and […]

DTC and Retailers, “Pay the Fine” and Keep Shipping

DTC and Retailers, “Pay the Fine” and Keep Shipping

Hello wine lovers, retailers, wineries and DTC advocates. I awoke this morning to find a disturbing article on winespectator.com about interstate commerce, wine shipping, freedom and our ability to control our own destiny. Maybe that is too much drama, but while the article is fact based, the situation is slanted and otherwise stifling of free […]

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