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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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Naked Laughs

How to pick the perfect bottle of wine

Here’s a little flowchart I made to help people pick the perfect bottle of wine. If you think your friends could use some help picking out that special bottle, please share this with them.

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Behind the Wine

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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Naked Truth

Should wine reviews be objective? The difference between wine critics and wine drinkers.

This post compares a debate between some wine pros with a debate between some Naked Angels. The difference is really interesting. Scroll to the bottom if you’re impatient. “There are some styles of wine I really dislike, and I’m not going to do the silly thing of giving them high point scores.” –Jamie Goode Wine […]

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Behind the Wine

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 […]

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Naked Truth

How are wine prices calculated?

If you want to know how wine prices are calculated, Jancis Robinson published an article about this – it’s written by our Chief Winemaker Matt Parish. I summarize it here, but if you want the full scoop you need to subscribe to Jancis’ Purple Pages. “Production costs of even the grandest red bordeaux are rarely […]

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Naked Truth

Americans pay twice as much for wine as Europeans.

The truth about American wine prices This is a tough pill to swallow, but anybody’s who has had the opportunity to travel to other wine producing countries has probably noticed that wine is way less expensive in most wine-producing countries. Rowan got to mention that Americans pay twice as much for wine as Europeans when he went on Bloomberg […]

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Naked Truth

Well you’ve gone and done it. You made me start a blog.

It’s a blog about truth If you read this blog, you’re going to gain an incredible insight into the wine world. I’m going to talk straight here. I’m going to spill the beans (and sometimes even the wine when I start typing furiously enough). I’ll endeavor to deliver the whole truth and nothin’ but the […]