If you're like us here at Merchant of Wine, you don't need a reason to open a great bottle of wine. However, it can be fun to mark these dates on your calendar and find a special bottle to open to celebrate the day.
2020. What a year. We all spent a lot more time at home. We learned to make sourdough bread or make the perfect steak or knit or paint or complete puzzles. We read books and we binge watched Netflix. We started gardens and spent more time with our families than ever before.
And we drank wine. Lots of it.
There are roughly 10,000 wineries in the US that together employ around one million people and generate about $220 billion annually. As it is for any industry it’s challenging for small producers to compete with large multi million-dollar companies. This is a huge challenge many small wine producers face, but we believe there's room for everyone to succeed.
Virtual wine tasting is one of the best ways to bring people together online! When you combine knowledgable hosts, incredible wines and a fun online format you're guaranteed to have a good time. Get tasting kits with unique, hard to find wines delivered right to your door from Merchant of Wine.
One of the most common questions we're asked here at Merchant of Wine and WineLA is what our favorite CULT wineries are. This list is constantly changing and evolving, and sometimes it can be hard to find the most current lists of CULT wineries. These are the CULT wines of today per wine expert Ian Blackburn of wineLA.
Wine is a perishable product. When subjected to extreme temperatures, your wine purchases may not arrive in the condition you expect. We recommend that if you live in a warm climate that you consider adding styrofoam shippers and ice to your order.