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Winemakers Women in Wine, PT 2

Cellar Talk with Jen Pfeiffer

In honor of Women’s History Month, get to know an Australian winemaking rebel. Interview by Nick Baines.

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Behind the Wine

A world of thanks from Sam Plunkett

As Sam would say: “It’s been quite a year” How does an independent winemaker caught in some of the biggest back-to-back challenges of his whole career keep it together without skipping a beat?  It’s simple – just 200,000 nakedwines.com Angels. As harvest wraps in Australia, Sam Plunkett’s taking stock of everything he’s been through this […]

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Behind the Wine

A close call Down Under, Angels rally for fire relief

Sam Plunkett spoke too soon, but fire didn’t get the last word.   For an Angel-funded winemaker based in one of the Australian states most affected by wildfires that have scorched 15 million acres in the southeastern part of the country since last year, rain was news worth sharing. Sam posted to his nakedwines.com wall after […]

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Behind the Wine Naked Truth

Angels save small grape growers

This is a really amazing story about some small grape growers who were in serious trouble before Sam Plunkett and our Angels came to the rescue. If you’re an Angel, you should feel proud because this rescue wouldn’t be possible without you! It started with a very sad post with some devastating news… Angel-funded winemaker Sam Plunkett […]

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Naked Truth

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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Behind the Wine

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, […]