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7 reasons why winemaking is the best job ever

I was re-reading blog posts and realized that I complain a lot. So very quickly, I want to let you know why I love winemaking. It’s one of the best jobs around and we’re all thankful we can be involved in this awesome craft. And while I gush about winemaking, you might find a couple […]

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Behind the Wine

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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How To Lose Money Selling Wine for $800 a Bottle

I’ve previously written about how crazy wine prices are calculated for icon brands. Now, I just read this article about even very clever business people manage to lose money on Penfolds despite the $800 pricetag on its flagship wine Penfolds Grange. You know what really gets me? That somebody can sell a bottle of wine for more than $50 and […]

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The Truth About Our Thieving Ways

I have a confession. We’re a bunch of thieves. We’re constantly on the lookout for talented winemakers who we can steal away from big name wineries. We even have a big list of Most Wanted winemakers. It feels good to get it out in the open. The Naked Most Wanted List We have a list of […]

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How much money do winemakers make?

The short answer to this question is that independent winemakers struggle to make any money at all, and salaried head winemakers in California tend to make between $80k-100k a year with other key winemaking positions like cellar hands (who do a lot of the actual work) earning $30-40k. Wine Business Monthly puts out surveys to collect all this […]

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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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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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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 […]