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Cult Napa winery selling discounted unlabelled wine?

I saw a story about a cult Napa winery with one of the most famous consultant winemakers, and the best grapes from the best vineyards, and the eye-watering $200-$800 price tags on their bottles…

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Overpriced Wine Gifts That Won’t Make Your Wine Taste Better

4 ridiculously overpriced gifts that won’t make your wine taste better

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Wayne Donaldson sparkling wine update

The much-anticipated release of Wayne Donaldson’s wine is being delayed an eensy bit so that Wayne can maintain the impeccable quality of his bubbly. Wayne gets the freedom to focus on quality Quality is Wayne’s #1 priority, and that’s why we agree whole-heartedly with Wayne about delaying bottling. This has an unfortunate impact because it means his […]

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Arneis, the little rascal

This is a post about an Italian white wine by Serena and Gianfranco Cordero made out of a very special and rare grape called Arneis. Arneis comes from the northwestern part of Italy (Roero in the Peidmont, just beside Barolo). And it’s a fantastic grape that doesn’t get enough attention. Why you’ve never heard of Arneis It’s […]

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Thank you from the world’s most grateful winemakers

Happy Thanksgiving from all the Angel-funded winemakers. Messages of gratitude and appreciation from all of us.

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Proven Pinot Pro: Scott Kelley

Our first ever Oregon winemaker is the perfect Naked story. We are very proud to announce that Angels are investing over a million bucks in our first ever Oregon winemaker: Scott Kelley! He’s a Pinot pro who has spent over 24 years making some of the country’s most famous Pinot Noir brands (Estancia, Robert Mondavi Private […]

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The Winemakers Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines

You may not know ANY of our wines, and that’s a good thing. Our customers support independent winemakers and get exclusive access to their very limited, small lot wines. So these will never appear on a grocery store shelf… they’re unique to us. But you’ve definitely run into our winemakers… The crazy thing is that these […]

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Do winemakers use customer feedback to improve their wines?

This is a guest post by Bill & Claudia Small of Small & Small who are releasing their newest New Zealand Sauvignon this month. You might notice that the ratings have reset on this wine (while they normally carry over from one vintage to another) and there’s a great reason for that. The Smalls have […]

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Oregon Wine – Investing $1 million a year

Southern Oregon is an incredible wine region that is only held back by the high cost of marketing.

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Naked News Round-up

If you’re a Naked fan, then you’re likely to enjoy these wine articles: Marlborough wine making a difference in Vanuatu – Bill & Claudia Small, asked Naked Angels to fund a special Vanuatu relief wine to help communities that were still struggling after the devastation of Cyclone Pam. This is just a heart-warming story Why […]