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Winemaker Fantasy Finalists – It’s such a hard choice

The Winemaker Fantasy Finalists are all so inspiring! The winemaker fantasy finalists are in! We spent a whole week watching videos and plowing through applications from winemakers from all around the world. Over 60 fully developed pitches came in from 9 different countries. And there were all kinds of wine projects to choose from red, white, bubbly… white […]

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Winemaker Fantasy – The pitches are rolling in

May 30th is the last day we’ll be accepting pitches in our Winemaker Fantasy contest, and the pitches are rolling in. Loads of winemakers are still putting the finishing touches on their videos this Memorial Day weekend, but a lot have already sent in the finished product too! You can head over to YouTube and see […]

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Naked Behind the Scenes

Carmen Stevens wins Winemaker of the Year 2015

The award ceremony for Winemaker of the Year 2015 just wrapped up and we’re incredibly excited to announce the results to the world! Carmen Stevens wins winemaker of the year 2015 The winemaker of the year 2015 is Carmen Stevens, a truly extraordinary individual who has overcome incredible odds to become a shining example of South African […]

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Winemaker of the Year 2015 Nominees

The voting is closed for Winemaker of the Year 2015. It’s very very exciting to see all the front runners and I cannot wait to find out the winners. We’re going to have a big party at the Kenwood winery where we’ll announce the winners in each category. And remember the 4 winners will take home a […]

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Our newest sparkling winemaker

edit: since publishing, the identity of the winemaker has been revealed and he’s down at the bottom of this post. We’re very very excited to announce that our Angels made a move in April to hire a sparkling winemaker from the very top of the top… the absolute cream of the crop. He made what many […]

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Behind the Wine

How Jim Olsen made Napa Cab with a twist

This is a guest post by a winemaker named Jim Olsen who is releasing his new Napa Cab called Shoot the Moon this month. It’s a really interesting wine because he set out with a daring goal of making Napa Cab with a twist. I’ll let Jim explain! Jim explains how he made Shoot The Moon: I set out on […]

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Behind the Wine Naked Truth

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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An Open letter to the 3 Tier System from Scott Peterson, California Winemaker

This is a guest post written by Scott Peterson, California winemaker. He’s writing an open break up letter to the devilish 3-tier system which he’s toiled in for years. It’s a good one! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I do. Letter from a California winemaker to the 3-Tier system Goodbye 3-Tier System, […]

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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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Naked Truth

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 […]