"Cocktail" Wines vs. "Food" Wines

I put wines into two main categories – cocktail wines and food wines.  Food wines are self-explanatory in that they are to be paired with the flavors and textures of food.  Cocktail wines, on the other hand, are designated to be consumed å la carte.  You come home from work, kick your feet up and have a glass of wine, or, you have an evening out at your local wine bar, or perhaps you have a dessert wine as an apertif.

The Millennials

A hot topic of conversation among wine industry folks are the “Millennials”, also known as the emerging group of wine drinkers that fall between the ages of 21 and 36.  This demo is certainly into wine and the older establishment is wondering how to attract their loyalty.  Being 35, I am at the tail end of this age group, so I guess that makes me an expert!  In my opinion, the way you rally Millennials to support your brand is by NOT trying to target them, a bit of reverse psychology, if you will.  Thi

Indiana Connection

During this harvest season we have had a lot of folks from Indiana visit us here at the winery - some familiar faces but most of them have been first time visitors.  Because I was born and raised in Kokomo and Josh is from Carmel (pronounced like the candy, not Clint Eastwood’s hood), we have a BIG Indiana connection and when these folks walk through the door I love taking them out to the vineyard and touring them around the cellar, the Red Carpet treatment, if you will!  What we love about this connection is that we share stories about

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