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Wine of the week: Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020

Winebits 820: Responsible drinking, expensive wine, wine refrigerators

All you need is wine, a glass, and toilet paper

The final wine availability post

Drink wine? Then you must own a yacht

Wine of the week: Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2021

Winebits 819: Prohibition, ancient wine, wine marketing

The history of the three-tier system

Mini-reviews 173: Two roses, a red, and white

Retailer wine recommendations: More of the same

Wine of the week: Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Winebits 818: Cheap wine, South African wine, shrinkflation

Yes, there is a grape glut

13 bottles of wine for $158 (and that includes a $30 white Burgundy)

"I guess I'm not ready to be an adult"

Wine of the week: La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Winebits 817: Mel Master, Rioja, North Carolina

Expensive wine 172: 10000 Hours Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

BYOB and why it works for restaurants

The Gallo high-end wine conundrum

Wine of the week: Two Vinos de Arganza Mencias

Winebits 816: Gallo, France, sex

Labor Day 2023

Wine and food pairings 19: Couscous salad Nicoise

Labor Day wine 2023

Wine of the week: Charles & Charles Rose 2022

Winebits 815: Utah, expensive wine, paper bottles

One year later, and nothing has changed

Mini-reviews 172: Four red wines – sort of

Update: Wine prices 2023, part 3

Wine of the week: Tenuta Rapitala Grillo

Winebits 814: Moderate drinking, Kyle Schlachter, wine prices

Wine to drink when it's 107 degrees

Ask the WC 40: Gallup poll, premiumization, RTDs

Gallup alcohol survey 2023

Wine of the week: The Curator Red 2021

Winebits 813: Gallup poll, vine disease, wine terms

Expensive wine 171: William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis 2020

Why so much old rose is on store shelves

TV wine ads: Taco Bell -- yes, Taco Bell -- succeeds where wine hasn't

Wine of the week: Goats do Roam White 2022

Winebits 812: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, moral character, Rack & Riddle

Wine shipping, because it’s just that aggravating, part II

Wine shipping, because it’s just that aggravating, part I

No, Vintner Project, $30 wine will not bring Bud Light drinkers to wine

Wine of the week: Zestos Garnacha 2020

Winebits 811: UPS strike, Sting, direct to consumer

Wine history lesson 10: Prohibition -- the law no one paid attention to

Mini-reviews 171: Yet again, four imported wines of varying quality

Why it's so hard to figure out what wine prices are doing

Wine of the week: MAN Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Winebits 810: Aussie wine, Anchor Steam, wine accessories

Yes, “birthday sex” wine

Winecast 78: Greg Doody of Vineyard Brands and a return to supply chain normal

Three things to ponder while sipping sparkling in the summer

Wine of the week: Santa Julia Malbec Organica 2022

Winebits 809: Wine prices, winemaking waste, Anchor Steam

Expensive wine 107: L'Enclos de Carbonnieux Blanc 2020

How to make the blog even more fabulously successful?

Convenience store wine 2023

Wine of the week: La Vieille Ferme Rose 2022

Winebits 808: Sparkling wine, three-tier system, wine bottles

Porch wine 2023: Red and white

Porch wine 2023: Roses

Is a UPS strike on the horizon?

Wine of the week: Chateau Fage Blanc 2021

Fourth of July 2023

Winebits 807: Alcohol-free wine, Cooper's Hawk, bad news

Ask the WC 39: Drinking less, affordable wine, cheap wine

Fourth of July wine 2023

Wine of the week: Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rouge 2021

Winebits 806: Doug Caskey, smuggling, wine history

Winecast 77: Jeff Carroll and buying wine over the Internet

Mini-reviews 170: Four more imported wines of varying quality

Yes, all those wine and health studies are flawed

Wine of the week: Zestos Blanco 2021

Winebits 805: Ken Forrester, alcohol to go, New York

Searching for the rare winocorn

Can a wine glut boost the wine business?

Father's Day wine 2023

Wine of the week: Broadbent Douro Red 2020

Winebits 804: Jack Daniels, Constellation, wine samples

Expensive wine 169: Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

TV wine ads: Did Bolla get it right 41 years ago?

Post office wine shipping bill introduced again

Wine of the week: Vinho verde 2023

Winebits 803: Wine marketing, wine sales, ancient wine

Federal government moves one step closer to ingredient labels for wine

Update: Wine prices 2023

Wine history lesson 9: Wine is too expensive, 1972 edition

Wine of the week: La Chapelle du Bastion Picpoul de Pinet 2022

Winebits 802: SVB, “champagne,” ancient grapes

Memorial Day 2023

Mini-reviews 169: Even more rose reviews 2023

Memorial Day and rose 2023

Wine of the week: Bieler Pere et Fils Rose 2022

Winebits 801: New York, Circle K wine, Villa Maria

A wine accessory that costs as much as decent case of wine

ChatGPT probably won’t save wine from itself

Has the WC’s neighborhood become too trendy for the WC?

Wine of the week: Mont Gravet GSM 2021

Winebits 800: Another milestone for the blog

The blog’s (almost) annual do-it-yourself wine review

Three (more) ways to save the wine business from itself

Mother's Day wine 2023

Wine of the week: Marques de Caceres Rosado 2021

Winebits 799: Champagne corks, David Trone, damp drinking

Expensive wine 168: Ceretto Blange 2021

Follow-up: Finally, some perspective about wine and health

Finally, some perspective about wine and health

Wine of the week: Mont Gravet Cotes de Gascogne 2021

Winebits 798: It’s all about the grapes

The Substack-Twitter feud

Mini-reviews 168: Four imported wines of varying quality

Not so fast, Miller High Life

Wine of the week: Alberto Conti Toscana Rosso 2019

Winebits 797: Wine delivery, wine competitions, wine demographics

TV wine ads: Crown Royal understands its audience

Winecast 76: Struggle Meals’ Frankie Celenza, young people, and wine

Thank you, La Vieille Ferme, for some good news about cheap wine

Wine of the week: Marqués de Caceres Verdejo 2021

Winebits 796: Expensive wine and more bad news for restaurant wine

Have dog, help destroy grapevine pests

Five days drinking $20 wine

Restaurant wine: "No one at the table knows anything about wine, including the waiter"

Wine of the week: Castillo del Baron Yecla 2020

Winebits 795: “Struggle Meals,” Pierce’s Disease, cans vs. bottles

Expensive wine 167: Ameztoi Hondarrabi Zuri 2021

Ask the WC 38: More about negative reviews, inflation, availability

The $15 red wine dilemma

Wine of the week: Broadbent Gruner Veltliner 2021

Winebits 794: Wine supply, Wente, Substack

Feds to country’s biggest wholesaler: May be time to clean up your act

April Fool's wine post 2023

Old farts and craft beer

Wine of the week: Castle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2019

Winebits 793: Sherry-Lehmann, Veritas, Live Nation

More wackiness in the three-tier system

Mini-reviews 167: Four white wines to ponder (which includes availability)

“Premiumization is elitist”

Wine of the week: The Curator White 2021

Winebits 792: Ingredient labels, Wine Industry Insight, Cellar Tracker

Expensive wine 166: Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 2020

Wine and food pairings 18: Everyday split pea soup

Smoking, wine, and the Neo-Prohibitionists

Wine of the week: Frico Rosso 2020

Winebits 791: Premiumization, Sherry-Lehmann, Prosecco

SVB collapse: What’s next for the wine business?

Wine history lesson 8: The evils of drinking

Is it time to panic over chatbot wine reviews?

Wine of the week: Domaine Guillaume Cabrol Picpoul de Pinet 2021

Winebits 790: Winespeak, screwcaps, wine history

The other problem with boxed and canned wine?

Win Mike Dunne’s California wine book

Rose season 2023 preview

Wine of the week: Protocolo Tinto 2020

Winebits 789: The “More bad news, because there’s so much of it” edition

TV wine ads: When in doubt, use sex

Mini-reviews 166: Four wines that aren't cheap

Cheap wine is irrelevant, part IV

Wine of the week: Stemmari Grillo 2021

Winebits 788: Blood alcohol, trading down, wine thefts

Five nights drinking wine from something besides a bottle

Winecast 75: Paul Tincknell -- once more unto the wine crisis breach

Welcome to the blog, almost year 3

Wine of the week: Goats do Roam Red Blend 2020

Winebits 787: Ingredient labels, icewine, Valentine’s Day

What the wine business can learn from the Super Bowl

Follow-up: Big Wine 2023

Big Wine 2023

Wine of the week: MAN Chenin Blanc 2021

Winebits 786: Cheap wine, Mike Dunne, Stella Rosa

Expensive wine 165: Roederer Estate Brut NV

The third annual wine to drink when you're waiting for an ice storm post

Ask the WC 37: Blog future, negative reviews, California rain

Wine of the week: Herdade do Esporão Vinho Monte Velho 2021

Winebits 785: Young people, paper bottles, Aussie Prosecco

Decades and decades of wine books

Mini-reviews 165: The “wine business disappoints again” edition

Winecast 74: Dave McIntyre and what's coming for wine in 2023

Wine of the week: Scarpetta Frico Bianco 2020

Winebits 784: Ingredient labels, UPS, value wines

The return of the wine bottle workout

Follow-up: SVB wine report 2023

SVB wine report 2023

Wine of the week: Azul y Garanza Tempranillo 2020

Winebits 783: Veritas, wine bottles, natural wine

Expensive wine 164: Albert Bichot Fleurie La Madone 2019

2023 $10 Wine Hall of Fame

2023 Turner Cheap Wine of the Year: Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Wine of the week: Westmount Pinot Gris 2021

Winebits 782: Restaurant wine prices, consumer sentiment, glass recycling

Wine trends 2023

Wine prices 2023

Do-it-yourself New Year's wine resolutions 2023

Wine of the week: Broadside Merlot 2019

Winebits 781: The Happy New Year 2023 edition

Happy New Year 2023