Archive for the ‘10 Things’ Category

Dec 29, 2017

The 10 Most Read Stories of 2017 At The Daily Wine Blog

It turns out that 2017 marked the highest readership this blog has received since 2011, an achievement I didn’t expect when the year began. Having done nothing different this year than in past years, I can only attribute the increase in, and consistency of, readership to a great desire among members of the wine trade for opinion and analysis about the state of the trade. That’s what I’m telling myself. Below are the ten most-read stories here at Fermentation for…

Dec 20, 2017

My Top Ten Wine Dreams for 2018

The year 2012 was fascinating. A number of issues came to the fore and had an important impact on the wine industry. Looking forward to 2018 I have a few hopes and wishes for developments in the Amerian wine industry. All of the following, if they came to fruition, would be very good for the wine industry, for wine drinkers and for me. What about you? 1 – More Cabernet Franc produced in the style of Washington’s Owen Roe 2…

Dec 5, 2017

Top Ten Wine News Stories of 2017

Wine News in 2017 was big and varied. Lots of big changes and big events. Some of it was predictable. Other news, well not so predictable. Here are my Top 10 Wine News Stories of 2017. They are not presented in any order of importance and they tend to focus in part on California’s wine industry. WINE COUNTRY FIRES DEVASTATE The fires scarred everyone in Napa and Sonoma. The land will recover, but the personal, economic, and psychological toll will…

Nov 18, 2016

There But For the Grace of Booze Go I

I’m not a religious man. And I know Thanksgiving originated as an opportunity to express thanks to God. Still, on Thanksgiving I begin to think seriously about those things for which I am grateful and thankful. Some of those things are booze and wine related. I Am Thankful For: 1. My Clients All of my clients are booze and wine related. And I am grateful for their support and confidence and what they teach me. 2. A Well Made Cocktail…

Oct 15, 2013

The Top 5 Best and Worst Things About NorCal Wine Country

The Top 5 Worst Things About Northern California Wine Country 1. The cost of real estate is absurdly high 2. Traffic in the major wine producing regions sucks 3. High Taxes! 4. The poverty is not hard to find 5. The Chinese Food here is terrible   The Top 5 Best Things About Northern California Wine Country 1. The weather is perfect. 2. It is a food and wine nirvana 3. Lots of ultra smart people live here 4. It’s…