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Influencer Marketing from Canned Wine Startup

June 17, 2019
SIP Certified Besa Wine

LA Based Canned Wine startup, Besa mi Vino is on a mission to produce clean wine for the world we live in. Not only did they just launch with two wines, they are partnered with elite influencers, estimating to receive millions of impressions of their wines while reaching socially conscious millennial consumers. The founding brothers want a company that creates wines consumers can feel good about drinking. The days of tossing out stale unfinished glass bottles and wine containing pesticides and animal byproducts are gone. Besa is aiming for consumers with a socially and environmentally... [Read more...]


22 Cabernet Sauvignon Wines, Mostly Napa Valley

June 10, 2019

Fredric Koeppel of Bigger Than Your Head highlights 22 Cabernet Sauvignon Wines, Mostly Napa Valley but also including an excellent Paso Robles wine from Halter Ranch. Read on > [Read more...]


10 Reasons to Visit Paso Robles Now

June 4, 2019

Looking for a summer get away? Money Inc agrees with us, you can't go wrong with a trip to Paso Robles. Just a 3-hour drive north from Los Angeles or south from San Francisco, Paso Robles feels worlds away from city life. Make sure you include Halter Ranch Vineyard on your list for, "tasty estate grown Bordeaux-style and Rhone-style wines in their beautiful facility with floor to window ceilings providing panoramic vineyard views... Experience the vineyard in a Land Rover while sipping wine, circumnavigate the property on a horseback ride, take a guided hike or... [Read more...]


Wines for a Warming Planet: SIP Certified

June 3, 2019

The Drunken Cyclist started a blog in 2012 as a creative outlet to write about his passions: wine and cycling (hence the “Drunken Cyclist” moniker). The blog has become exclusively on wine for its compelling stories–from the vineyard, to the tasting room, to the table. This cyclists' latest piece focuses on wines for a warming planet. "In the past few decades or so, as the effects of global warming/climate change started to become more apparent, many wineries, realizing that their vines were being directly impacted by the changes in the environment, started implementing more responsible... [Read more...]


Latest Reviews of Sustainable Wines from Catherine Fallis

May 11, 2019

Planet Grape Wine Review delivers short, non-technical reviews for regular people. Created by renowned wine expert Catherine Fallis, the world’s fifth female Master Sommelier. Here are her latest reviews of SIP Certified brands. 2017 Opolo Viognier Central Coast | 92 2016 Wrath Ex Dolio Falanghina Monterey | 89 2017 Halter Ranch Picpoul Blanc Adelaida District Paso Robles | 91 2016 Halter Ranch Tempranillo Estate Reserve Adelaida District Paso Robles | 90 2018 Niner Wine Estates Albarino Edna Valley | 92 2017 Claiborne & Churchill Dry Riesling Edna Valley | 93   [Read more...]


Bigger Than Your Head Alternative Reds: Not Cab., Mer., or P.N.

May 7, 2019

Looking for something different to fill your glass? Bigger Than Your Head has the post for you, exploring unusual varieties. One highlight includes Castoro Cellars Reserve Tannat 2016, Estrella District, Paso Robles. 100 percent varietal; it aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels. The color is opaque black-purple with a transparent rim; the whole ripe, fleshy enterprise exudes elements of blackberries, currants and plums, permeated by hints of cloves and smoke, lavender and grilled, slightly charred meat; this displays tremendous traction on the palate, sliding through lip-smacking acidity and tannins that grow a... [Read more...]


Winemakers care for the planet

May 4, 2019

Jerry Greenfield of the Florida Weekly addresses how farmers are deeply concerned about the land that provides their living. More and more, winemakers and the people who grow their grapes have been moving toward more sensible, sustainable agricultural practices. Learn more about these practices and Jerry's wine recommendations. Read the article > [Read more...]


McIntyre SLH Estate Chardonnay ’17 94 Points James Melendez

May 3, 2019

James Melendez aka James the Wine Guy reviews McIntyre SLH Estate Chardonnay. He loves the flavor and the price point. [Read more...]


Wine of the Day, No. 494 | Etude Rose

May 3, 2019

Fredric Koeppel  of Bigger than your Head brings us Wine of the Day No. 494: Etude Rose. The factors that elevate a rosé wine from enjoyable — and there’s nothing wrong with that! — to superior status include qualities of the inevitable and the essential, a vital allure and pent energy that entice us back to the glass repeatedly. Such a one is the Etude Wines Rosé 2018, derived from the North Canyon Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley... Read the full review > [Read more...]


SIP Certified Launches Dedicated Sustainable Wines Sections in Grocery Stores

April 30, 2019

California Fresh Market has recently launched SIP Certified sections in the wine departments at their San Luis Obispo and Pismo locations for April and May of 2019. This is one of the first examples in the US of a retailer devoting an entire section to SIP Certified wines. The move signals a new development in an emerging national trend. Studies indicate that consumers name sustainability as an important attribute when it comes to purchasing wines. A recent survey showed that 66% of sustainable wine consumers use labels and in-store information to identify eco-friendly and sustainably... [Read more...]