Posts Tagged ‘Napa Valley’

Mar 21, 2006

Is Wine Back as an Investment?

It has been a while since talk of wine as an investment has come up on my radar. In the late 1990s and early 00s, particularly during the Internet Bubble, there was a good deal of stirring among many about wine not only as an investment but as a way to make a quick buck. Today I came across an article at the in which the fine art of wine collecting as an investment and the factors that go…

Mar 16, 2006

That Sucking Sound in Napa is Sonoma & Mendocino

Today, in his absurdly good weekly newsletter "Vintage Experiences" (subscription only), Dan Berger has some very interesting thoughts on Napa Valley and the idea of "Wine Country." In short, Dan suggests that Napa Valley, with its informally high prices for wine and the "wine country" lifestyle, is becoming less and less and true wine country where consumers and visitors can count on an authentic, and affordable, experience. But deeper into his article he makes the most important point: Napa Valley’s…

Feb 27, 2006

Best Reason To Get Into The Wine Business

The reason you want to get into the wine business is not to enjoy the sun on your back as you walk through your vineyard, not to help educate people about wine from a well-stocked shop and not to produce wine in your own vision. The reason you want to be in the wine business is to be able to attend the "Premier Napa Valley Tasting and Auction".Held last Saturday at the Culinary Institute of America Greystone in St. Helena,…