Free The Grapes Year End Summary

Before I jump back into reviews, I thought I would provide the year end summary received from Free The Grapes. Although a bit delayed, I feel it’s important to share the great progress the organization continues to make in expanding consumer choice. Tennessee created a direct shipping permit. Kansas passed a direct shipping statute. MaineRead more

Legislative Update

I wanted to take a break from my Virginia trip recap and applaud the mid-year results of Free the Grapes!, the national consumer-winery grassroots coalition that supports legal, regulated direct shipping, summarized results so far in 2009: Wins: Legislators in Tennessee, Kansas and Maine created winery direct shipping permits, increasing the number of active, legalRead more

Blue Lobster Blue

Once again, it’s that time of year where I bid adieu to my reds and welcome the Chards, Vogniers, and sparkling wines with open arms. Okay, so maybe not the entire truth, but with the warm weather here to stay, I typically shy away from big reds and walk on the wild side. With temperaturesRead more

Mission Impossible

When I first thought about starting a blog, especially one focused on the other 46 states, I forgot one important detail. Finding the wines to taste and review. Sure, I can run over to Total Wine and buy a few select wines from Virginia or New York. But what about those other states? Mission impossible!Read more