Black Wine Lovers – A Seat at the Lunch Table

Dec 15th, 2017 Uncorked Von Vino 15 min read

I grew up in Augusta, Georgia, a small southern city with a history deep-seated in racism, oppression, and segregation. My parents divorced when I was nine years old. My mother, sister, and I moved around for a few years before we finally ended up on the other side of town – The white side. I went from sitting in classrooms full of black students to…

Make Lodi Your Next Wine Country Destination

Sep 2nd, 2016 Regions, Uncorked Von Vino 4 min read

When you think of wine regions in California, what’s the first place that comes to mind? Is it Napa Valley? Sonoma? What if I told you there is a less-famous region producing some world-class wines? Over the summer I attended the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, California. Prior to my visit, I had tasted only one wine from this region. I hadn’t come across…

The Wine Industry is Growing More Than Just Grapes

Jun 17th, 2016 Uncorked Von Vino 3 min read

The wine industry is growing more than just grapes… It’s cultivating sales as well. Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) sales increased by 30% in May 2016 compared to May 2015. DtC shipments are a fast-growing segment of wine sales and larger wineries are getting more involved in the action. The DtC sector is not the only one showing positive growth. Wine Industry Metrics reveals total U.S. wine sales…

Why Men Should Drink More Wine

Feb 10th, 2016 Uncorked Von Vino 4 min read

I used to carry the mindset that wine is a women’s drink – men should drink “manly” drinks like beer or take shots of Henny, leave the wine and fruity cocktails for the ladies. Perhaps it was due to a combination of ignorance and social conditioning. Unfortunately, society seems to have instilled in many of us the concept that wine is for women and beer…

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