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Angels turbo charged this Sonoma Cabernet with over $75,000

Angels loved Sarah & Ana’s Cab last year. Over 3800 people gave it a thumbs up And what’s not to love? Those two top notch winemakers crafted a beautiful, intense Cabernet. It was fresh and pure and I could polish off a whole bottle with a juicy steak dinner and still be thirsty for more! […]

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How to rescue a Napa winemaker from an earthquake (HINT: Drink more wine!)

I feel lucky to have made it through the earthquake with my body and wines intact. But many of you asked what we can do to help winemakers affected by the Napa quake. The Napa Earthquake absolutely wrecked Randy’s winemaking dream. Randy Hester, one of our most popular Angel-funded winemakers, has a private side project: a beautiful […]

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How much money do wineries make?

Our friendly neighborhood banker has just written about exactly how little profit wineries make. Readers recently asked how much money winemakers earn, and I alluded to the fact that independent winemakers don’t make very much money at all. There’s a lot of bravado in wine country as displayed in the youtube video he made — people aren’t […]

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The Truth About the Man Who Made Grange

This is a post about one of our newest winemakers. Angels have gotten a sneak peek of his wines on the site, and he just made a big splash on the first ever US tour. It’s time we tell you a little bit more about him. Daryl made Grange, Australia’s most collectible wine. First off, […]

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Wine Tasting Tour – The Truth about San Fran

Oh my god. We just wrapped up an amazing tasting at Fort Mason in San Francisco. The crowd blew me away. Here’s some of my favorite moments. There are sooo many of you! There were throngs of people surrounding every winemaker, glasses clinking, lips stained red, teeth starting to look a tiny bit purple. People had […]

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Wine Tasting Tour – The Truth about Day 1

The NakedWines.com Wine Tasting Tour kicked off yesterday in Sacramento. It was the first day of our first ever US tour. And boy did it feel good! What is the tasting tour? For the tasting tour, we bring all of our winemakers onto a big bus and drive around California doing a huge wine tasting […]

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Tim Olson presents Unti Vineyard Syrah

Tim talks about the Unti Vineyard Syrah that he uses to make The Cooper’s Art Syrah. George Unti comes in too and explains his long working relationship with Tim. I’ve posted about Tim Olson before, but I wanted to feature this longer video with more inside information about the excellent drainage of hilltop vineyards, the […]

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Crowd funding rescued this wine that had been in the works for 11 years

Tim Olson made wine from this vineyard for 11 years.  Tim Olson has come a long way since he started making wine in his garage in 1986. I got chills seeing Tim and George Unti talk about talk about their collaboration over the past 11 years. They discussed the uncanny art of grape-growing and winemaking, how it’s sort […]