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Winemakers Women in Wine, PT 2

Cellar Talk with Alex Farber

In honor of Women’s History Month, get to know fearless Napa winemaker Alex Farber. Interview by Elizabeth Smith. Photography by Mike Battey.

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Behind the Wine Naked Truth

A special holiday message from your winemakers

We’re grateful for you this season (and all seasons!) It’s nearing the end of 2018 (where did the time go?) – and your winemakers are wrapping up harvest as we speak… And that wondrous time – when the cellar goes quiet, and row after row of oak barrels are stacked snug, full of hundreds more Angel-funded wines… […]

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Behind the Wine

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Your Talented Winemakers

  It’s International Women’s Day today, so we’ve got a great opportunity to highlight some of the amazing women who make wine for our Angels. The wine world is not an easy place for talented women to make their mark and I’m personally very proud that the Angels offer so many opportunities for people to use […]

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Behind the Wine

Thank you from the world’s most grateful winemakers

Happy Thanksgiving from all the Angel-funded winemakers. Messages of gratitude and appreciation from all of us.

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Behind the Wine

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 […]

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Naked Truth

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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Behind the Wine

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 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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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 […]