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Cheap Wine of the Year 2023 shortlist

New Year’s sparkling wine 2022

Wine of the week: Cote Mas Cremant de Limoux Brut NV

Winebits 780: Three-tier, cheap wine, “overrated” wine

Happy Holidays 2022

Mini-reviews 164: The woe to availability edition – and just in time for Christmas

Christmas wine 2022

Wine of the week: Naia Verdejo 2020

Winebits 779: Sherry-Lehmann, influencers, Los Angeles wine

It's a Wonderful Wine Life 2022

The Wine Curmudgeon’s favorite posts of 2022

Wine history lesson 7: When drinking alcohol was a good thing

Wine of the week: Flaco Tempranillo 2020

Winebits 778: Artificial intelligence, shipping rates, Star Trek

Expensive wine 163: Domus Aurea Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Study: Wine drinkers want to know what’s in their wine

Non-alcoholic booze – is it here to stay?

Wine of the week: Honoro Vera Verdejo 2020

Winebits 777: Dog toys, restaurants, Winc

The wine list that doesn’t include the names of the wines

Holiday wine gift guide 2022

The blog’s holiday, 2023 Hall of Fame, and Cheap Wine of the Year schedule

Wine of the week: McManis Petite Sirah 2020

Winebits 776: Ken Forrester, drunk driving, luxury wine

Winecast 73: Randall Grahm and ingredient labels for wine

Mini-reviews 163: Black Friday edition 2022

Happy Thanksgiving 2022

Wine of the week: The Wolftrap White 2020

We're one step closer to ingredient labels

Ask the WC 36: Restaurant wine, holiday wine, past vintages

Thanksgiving wine 2022

Birthday week essay 2022: There’s practical, and then there’s the wine business

Wine of the week: Scaia Rosata 2021

Winebits 775: Happy 15th birthday to the blog

Five more things the Wine Curmudgeon learned in moving the blog from free to paid

Once more -- with emphasis – we’re not all passed out drunk

Contradictions? We don’t need no stinkin’ contradictions!

Wine of the week: Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Winebits 775: Glass prices, Facebook, Los Angeles wine

Expensive wine 162: 10000 Hours Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Premiumization strikes again

Win the Powerball lottery jackpot -- save the wine business

Wine of the week: Les Deux Moulins 2020

Winebits 774: Taylor Swift, climate change, Drizly

Halloween wine tale 2022: Star Trek: The Wine Generation

Mini-reviews 162: Tabali, Torre de Palma, Amayna, Richard Bocking

A hollow leg: How did Winston Churchill drink all that wine?

Wine of the week: Cantina Cellaro Luma 2019

Winebits 773: Cutting prices, alcohol delivery, weed delivery

Wine review: Patricia Green Dollar Bills Only Pinot Noir 2020

Ask the WC 35: Kroger merger, Fred Franzia, AVAs

Update: Wine prices 2022 – have prices started to drop in time for the holidays?

Wine of the week: Adega Marea Alta Do Zoe 2020

Winebits 772: Montana wine, wine pests, Aztec alcohol god

Wine to drink while you're waiting for fall to arrive

TV wine ads: I’m Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan

Why do wine sales numbers so often disagree?

Wine of the week: Protocolo Tinto 2019

Winebits 771: Lipton, Constellation Brands, viral marketing

Expensive wine 161: Garnier et Fils Petit Chablis 2020

Winecast 72: Denise Clarke and the progress -- and challenges -- for Drink Local

Lawsuit may force feds to add nutrition and ingredient labels to wine

Wine of the week: Falesco Vitiano Bianco 2020

Winebits 770: Wine smuggling, Utah, “affordable” wine

“Will Gen Z save Merlot?”

Yes, nutritional labels fit on wine bottles

Wine history lesson 6: Was this California fortified wine one of the state’s first post-Prohibition efforts?

Wine of the week: Mont Gravet Carignan 2020

Winebits 769: Two-buck Chuck, Coke, hybrid grapes

Wine gambling to the rescue

Mini-reviews 161: The “even more wines that make me cranky” edition

Update: Cutting prices boosts sales, profits

Wine of the week: La Chapelle du Bastion Picpoul 2021

Winebits 768: Wine consumption, back labels,

Can USB Wine solve all of wine’s problems?

One more reason why wine scores are useless, 2022 explanation

Fred Franzia, 1943-2022

Wine of the week: d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot 2019

Winebits 767: Sixty Vines, sommelier cheating scandal, UPS strike?

Expensive wine 160: Vietti Arneis 2021

WC health alert: Beware the Pumpkin Spice Latte

Count ‘em: There’s almost one wine drinking “holiday” for every week of the year

Wine of the week: Rickshaw Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Winebits 966: Calorie labeling, lawsuits, wine retail

Labor Day 2022

Update: Wine availability, and why it makes so many people angry

Labor Day wine 2022

Wine of the week: Mont Gravet Rose 2021

Winebits 765: $10 wine, wine and sports, doppelgangers

Winecast 71: Paul Tincknell and solving all of wine's problems

Mini-reviews 160: Elena Walch, Spanish monastrell, Jaboulet 45, Titus

Is spitting the dirty secret behind wine’s generation gap?

Wine of the week: Two Birds One Stone 2019

Winebits 764: Low-cal wine, inflation, Trader Joe’s

Japan: Nuts to this abstinence business

Wine and food pairings 17: Pan Bagna

Walmart: An example for the wine business

Wine of the week: Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Winebits 763: Robert Parker, glass bottles, wine history

Follow-up: Gallup alcohol survey 2022

Gallup alcohol survey 2022

Making sense of wine fraud

Wine of the week: Barossa Valley Estate GSM 2018

Winebits 762: Bootlegging, convenience store wine, Utah

Expensive wine 159: Les 13 Lunes Apremont 2020

Winecast 70: Ray DelMuro of Refresh Glass and recycling wine bottles

Update: Wine prices 2022

Wine of the week: Protocolo Blanco 2020

Winebits 761: The “It’s all about liquor laws” edition

Update: Ingredient labels and nutrition facts for wine

Ask the WC 34: Wine prices, wildfires, supply chain

No, Vogue, boxed wine hasn’t finally become cool

Wine of the week: Badenhorst The Curator Red 2020

Winebits 760: Wine production, wineburgers, Diana Kennedy

Signs you've been writing about wine for a long time, post-pandemic edition

Mini-reviews 159: The "Four wines that are popular, but I'm not sure why" edition

Annie Green Springs and why nothing is ever new in the wine business

Wine of the week: Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Winebits 759: Local Wine Events, glass bottles, smoke taint

Porch wine 2022

How did a once enjoyable cheap Spanish red turn into a wine Popsicle?

Winecast 69: Nick Vorpagel and the dilemma of the independent wine retailer

Wine of the week: Essay Red Blend 2020

Winebits 758: Hot weather, alcohol-free wine, AI wine writing

Expensive wine 158: Sektkellerei Szigeti Brut NV

Convenience store wine 2021

Wine drinkers to supermarkets: We want better, more affordable wine

Wine of the week: Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Winebits 757: The “it’s all about wine prices” edition

Fourth of July 2022

Planet of the Grapes

Fourth of July wine 2022

Wine of the week: Our Daily Cab 2020

Winebits 756: Chateau Ste. Michelle, Villa Maria, AVAs

Wine to drink while you're waiting for the avocado pits to sprout

Mini-reviews 158: Cleaning out the wine closet

No, wine business, expensive wine is not better just because it’s expensive

Wine of the week: Vinho verde 2022

Winebits 755: Wine investing, lawsuits, Martha Stewart

When's the last time you heard someone say, "Let's go buy wine in a can"?

Wine history lesson 5: Big Wine's forebear -- the infamous California Wine Association

Father's Day wine 2022

Wine of the week: Santa Julia Reserva Mountain Blend 2019

Winebits 754: "Healthy" wine, wine etiquette, Coke and booze

Expensive wine 157: Ridge Geyserville 2018

Mega Purple: The natural wine ingredient that no one wants to talk about

Wine’s sustainability problem

Wine of the week: Bonny Doon Picpoul 2021

Winebits 753: Wine foil, younger consumers, drive-thru booze

Wine and food pairings 16: Couscous mushroom sort of risotto

If Robert Parker, why not the Wine Curmudgeon?

What’s next for restaurant wine?

Wine of the week: Domaine de Bel-Air Beaujolais-Villages Les Granits Bleus 2020

Winebits 752: Peter Bell, wine marketing, Brooklyn Bridge

Memorial Day 2022

Mini-reviews 157: Even more rose reviews 2022

Memorial Day and rose 2022

Wine of the week: La Vieille Ferme Rose 2021

Winebits 751: The “more about wine and health” edition, because everybody’s talkin’ at me

The eighth annual do-it-yourself wine review

Winecast 68: Clara Klein and restaurant wine after the pandemic

“You don’t love our wine? That’s not possible. … we had a meeting about it”

Wine of the week: Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay 2020

Winebits 750: Wine consumption, wine humor, California wine

It’s official: Cheap wine is irrelevant, part III

Are machine-written wine reviews closer than ever?

Drinking wine in the rain

Wine of the week: Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018

Winebits 749: Wine marketing, supply chain woes, 500-year-old wine book

Encork: A better way to close an open wine bottle?

“Prohibition wasn’t a failure”

Mother's Day wine 2022

Wine of the week: El Coto Rioja Rosado 2020

Winebits 748: Paper wine bottles, Champagne lawsuit, wine real estate

Expensive wine 156: Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent 2018

The Julia Child renaissance

Ask the WC 33: Wine consumption, bad wine, Earth Day

Wine of the week: Domaine Duffour Cotes de Gascogne 2020

Winebits 747: Ann Pollack, Vinho Verde, ancient wine

Rose season 2022 preview

Mini-reviews 156: The geeking out edition

It’s official: Cheap wine is irrelevant, part II

Wine of the week: Chateau la Freynelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Winebits 746: “Clean wine,” convenience store wine, three-tier system

What do the neo-Prohibitionists want?

Winecast 67: Felicity Carter on what wine drinkers want

Bring on the non-fungible tokens, baby!

Wine of the week: Jolie Folle Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Winebits 745: Baseball, aluminum bottles, green wine

Expensive wine 155: Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2018

Break out the Adams extract!

The history of wine advertising and reaching younger consumers

Wine of the week: Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2020

Winebits 744: Winery lawsuits, Portuguese wine, neo-Prohibitonists

Wine review: Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2020

April Fool's 2022 wine post

Why young people don't like wine

Wine of the week: Marques de Riscal Verdejo 2019

Winebits 743: Local wine, best-selling wine, technology

Can an eight-pack of tiny bottles save the wine business from itself?

Mini-reviews 155: Two Sicilian grillos and two sweet wines

Apparently, wine scores aren't the only rating system that stinks

Wine of the week: Falesco Vitiano Rosso 2018

Winebits 742: Grocery Outlet, lawsuit, non-alcoholic alcohol

Expensive wine 154: Frank Family Merlot 2018

The ZIPZ failure and why it matters to wine drinkers

Is the world ready for Churro wine?

Wine of the week: Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc Petit 2019

Winebits 741: Mafia, wine sales, Utah

It’s official: Cheap wine is irrelevant

Ask the WC 32: Wine prices, wine and health, Ukraine

TV wine ads: Black Box targets younger consumers – but still doesn’t get it right

Wine of the week: Carro Tinto 2019

Winebits 740: Virtual wine tastings, Illinois wine, wine and sugar

Wine history lesson 4: Those damned high prices

Is the $95 Tablas Creek box wine the key to easing out glass bottles?

Winecast 66: Tim McNally and the airline-ization of the wine business

Wine of the week: Marques de Caceres Verdejo 2020

Winebits 739: Brad Pitt, supermarket wine, winery lawsuits

Inflation? What inflation? 10 bottles of wine for $114

Mini-reviews 154: Funckenhausen, aligote, white pinot noir, Domaine Laroque

Do wine drinkers really care about the trends that the marketers say we care about?

Wine of the week: Farnese Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018

Winebits 738: Ste. Genevieve, Kirkland wine, Sutter Home

The Golden Age of Zinfandel

Artificial intelligence and wine recommendations

A few words about “healthy” wine

Wine of the week: Mont Gravet Côtes de Gascogne 2020

Winebits 727: The “Winestream Media is starting to sound too much like the WC” edition

Expensive wine 153: J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2019

Welcome to the blog, almost year 2

Feds: Big Wine means less choice and higher prices

Wine of the week: Casa Ferreirinha Esteva 2018

Winebits 736: AI ID checks, restaurant wine, “healthy wine”

"Schitt's Creek" puts a thumb in wine advertising's eye

Wine to drink when you're waiting for an ice storm

Big Wine 2022

Wine of the week: The Seeker Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Winebits 735: The three-tier system is always worth a few giggles edition

Ask the WC 31: Pinot noir, minimum pricing, wine apocalypse

Mini-reviews 153: Tannat, Rioja, and two sauvignon blancs

Wine foolishness, 2022 edition

Wine of the week: McManis Pinot Noir 2019

Winebits 734: Cheap wine, movie wine, wine marketing

Wine and food pairings 15: Southwestern-style stew with guacamole and pico de gallo

SVB report follow-up: What? The wine business worry?

SVB wine report 2022

Wine of the week: La Fiera Pinot Grigio 2020

Winebits 733: Robot tractors, subscription wine writing, fake bourbon

Expensive wine 152: 10000 Hours Red Blend 2018

Wine trends 2022

Wine prices 2022

Wine of the week: Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rouge 2020

Winebits 732: Minimum pricing, wine marketing, Champagne pyramid

Welcome to the fight, Wine Spectator

2022 $10 Wine Hall of Fame

2022 Cheap Wine of the Year: Scaia Rosato 2020

Wine of the week: Domaine Tariquet Classic 2019

Winebits 731: The “new year is a lot like the old year” edition

Do-it-yourself New Year's wine resolutions 2022