Grape Collective

Grape Collective Points of view. Not points. Points of View. Not Points. Grape Collective launched in 2013 to offer compelling stories about wines and the people who make them.
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Our columnists include experienced wine journalists like Dorothy Gaiter, David White, and Monty Waldin. But Grape Collective isn’t just another wine magazine stuffed with plaudits and point scores. We take a different tack. Our writers choose the wineries, winemakers, regions, and wines they're driven to write about, telling us why each wine matters. And then we source those wines to make them easier to buy and try. It’s a new model, but one that gives writers latitude and readers options. We hope you like it. Facebook updates by Christopher Barnes.

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Some Glimmers of Hope for Inclusion Begin to Emerge in the Wine Industry"Right now, they appear like small lights flicke...
11/06/2020
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Some Glimmers of Hope for Inclusion Begin to Emerge in the Wine Industry
"Right now, they appear like small lights flickering in the darkness, but they are out there, signs of progress in the making of a more inclusive and healthier wine culture in this country." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
https://grapecollective.com/articles/some-glimmers-of-hope-for-inclusion-begin-to-emerge-in-the-wine-industry

"Right now, they appear like small lights flickering in the darkness, but they are out there, signs of progress in the making of a more inclusive and healthier wine culture in this country." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

Showing Michigan’s Riesling potential. Check out the interview at grapecollective.com banner by @piersparlett
11/05/2020

Showing Michigan’s Riesling potential. Check out the interview at grapecollective.com banner by @piersparlett

Sean O'Keefe of Mari Vineyards is showing Michigan's Riesling potential"I once called Sean 'the Michael Moore of Rieslin...
11/03/2020
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Sean O'Keefe of Mari Vineyards is showing Michigan's Riesling potential
"I once called Sean 'the Michael Moore of Riesling' (Moore lives locally) and declared him a candidate for president of the United States of Riesling because of his commitment to the development of America's Riesling industry." Stuart Pigott on Sean O'Keefe
https://grapecollective.com/articles/sean-okeefe-of-mari-vineyards-is-showing-michigans-riesling-potential

"I once called Sean 'the Michael Moore of Riesling' (Moore lives locally) and declared him a candidate for president of the United States of Riesling because of his commitment to the development of America's Riesling industry." Stuart Pigott on Sean O'Keefe

Re-examining Beaujolais @dottieandjohn check it out the column at grapecollective.com banner by @piersparlett
10/29/2020

Re-examining Beaujolais @dottieandjohn check it out the column at grapecollective.com banner by @piersparlett

Kuentz-Bas Alsace and the Elegance of Alsatian Wine"Alsatian wine is very interesting because we have a lot of different...
10/25/2020
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Kuentz-Bas Alsace and the Elegance of Alsatian Wine
"Alsatian wine is very interesting because we have a lot of different grapes and different styles. Sometimes it's a problem, because it's really complex for a client to understand the different grapes, different styles, different residual sugar levels." -Samuel Tottoli by Jackson Mattek
https://grapecollective.com/articles/kuentzbas-and-the-elegance-of-alsatian-wine

Kuentz-Bas and the Elegance of Alsatian Wine

Nouvelle, not Nouveau: Beaujolais Charts a Reboot for Its ‘Happy Wines’"Beaujolais is one of the wine world’s natural wo...
10/23/2020
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Nouvelle, not Nouveau: Beaujolais Charts a Reboot for Its ‘Happy Wines’
"Beaujolais is one of the wine world’s natural wonders and, with a nouvelle génération, we believe it can indeed come out of this better than ever. " Dorothy Gaiter John Brecher
https://grapecollective.com/articles/nouvelle-not-nouveau-beaujolais-charts-a-reboot-for-its-happy-wines

"Beaujolais is one of the wine world’s natural wonders and, with a nouvelle génération, we believe it can indeed come out of this better than ever. " Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

Beyond Oysters: Loire Valley's Underdog, Muscadet, Comes Out of Its ShellThe word "neutral" has been thrown around regar...
10/22/2020
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Beyond Oysters: Loire Valley's Underdog, Muscadet, Comes Out of Its Shell
The word "neutral" has been thrown around regarding this wine for ages. The blank slate of the Melon De Bourgogne grape that gives us Muscadet can be more expressive than some think. By Jackson Mattek
https://grapecollective.com/articles/beyond-oysters-muscadet-comes-out-of-its-shell

Beyond Oysters: Loire Valley's Underdog, Muscadet, Comes Out of Its Shell

@bodegagarzon and the evolution of wine in Uruguay by Elliot Eglash check out at grapecollective.com
10/22/2020

@bodegagarzon and the evolution of wine in Uruguay by Elliot Eglash check out at grapecollective.com

Loving Tannat: Germán Bruzzone of Bodega Garzón on Uruguay's Wine Evolution"In Uruguay, we produce of course strong Tann...
10/19/2020
Loving Tannat: Germán Bruzzone of Bodegas Garzón on Uruguay's Wine Evolution - Grapecollective.com

Loving Tannat: Germán Bruzzone of Bodega Garzón on Uruguay's Wine Evolution
"In Uruguay, we produce of course strong Tannat with a lot of tannins, but now we are trying not to express that aggressivity, that tannic face, we are trying to express the other face of the Tannat, it's a soft face with good body of course, good personality." -Germán Bruzzone
https://grapecollective.com/articles/loving-tannat-german-bruzzone-of-bodega-garzon-on-uruguays-wine-evolution

Loving Tannat: Germán Bruzzone of Bodegas Garzón on Uruguay's Wine Evolution

Mt Veeder’s Sky Vineyards: How to See a Future When Your World Is Ablaze by @dottieandjohn check out the column at grape...
10/16/2020

Mt Veeder’s Sky Vineyards: How to See a Future When Your World Is Ablaze by @dottieandjohn check out the column at grapecollective.com banner by @piersparlett

From Fashion to Fermentation: Philippe Pascal of Domaine du Cellier aux Moines"As we are the first winery in Givry to be...
10/14/2020
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From Fashion to Fermentation: Philippe Pascal of Domaine du Cellier aux Moines
"As we are the first winery in Givry to become organic and biodynamic, we have generated a lot of curiosity and interest from the young generation of vignerons, while their parents are still reluctant." - Philippe Pascal, Domaine du Cellier aux Moines talks to Lisa Denning
https://grapecollective.com/articles/from-fashion-to-fermentation-philippe-pascal-of-domaine-du-cellier-aux-moines

"As we are the first winery in Givry to become organic and biodynamic, we have generated a lot of curiosity and interest from the young generation of vignerons, while their parents are still reluctant." - Philippe Pascal, Domaine du Cellier aux Moines

Mt. Veeder’s Sky Vineyards: How to See a Future When Your World Is Ablaze"There are many ways to help wineries, but the ...
10/10/2020
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Mt. Veeder’s Sky Vineyards: How to See a Future When Your World Is Ablaze
"There are many ways to help wineries, but the easiest is simply to buy their wines or drink what you have and get more. That’s what we have been doing every night." Dorothy Gaiter John Brecher
https://grapecollective.com/articles/mt-veeders-sky-vineyards-how-to-see-a-future-when-your-world-is-ablaze

Mt. Veeder’s Sky Vineyards: How to See a Future When Your World Is Ablaze

10/08/2020
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Out interview in Elgin filmed by the talented Piers Parlett

Grape Collective talks to Paul Cluver who developed and championed South Africa's cool climate region, Elgin.

2020 has been a tough one.
10/04/2020

2020 has been a tough one.

Cool Climate South Africa: Paul Cluver's Journey From Apples to Pinot Noir"The New York Times a couple years back asked ...
10/03/2020
Cool Climate South Africa: Paul Cluver's Journey From Apples to Pinot Noir - Grapecollective.com

Cool Climate South Africa: Paul Cluver's Journey From Apples to Pinot Noir
"The New York Times a couple years back asked with climate change taking place, where would you buy your Burgundies, your Chardonnay Burgundies, if you weren’t able to buy them from Burgundy anymore. And they actually identified Elgin as a potential growing area for that." Paul Cluver, Paul Cluver Wines
https://grapecollective.com/articles/cool-climate-south-africa-paul-cluvers-journey-from-apples-to-pinot-noir

"The New York Times a couple years back asked with climate change taking place, where would you buy your Burgundies, your Chardonnay Burgundies, if you weren’t able to buy them from Burgundy anymore. And they actually identified Elgin as a potential growing area for that." Paul Cluver

Sokol Blosser rage baking and the apocalypse - check out the column by @dottieandjohn at grapecollective.com banner by @...
10/02/2020

Sokol Blosser rage baking and the apocalypse - check out the column by @dottieandjohn at grapecollective.com banner by @piersparlett @sokolblosser

Oregon Wine Pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser on ‘the Apocalypse,’ Rage Baking – and Optimism"Well, we’re doing well, but Moth...
09/25/2020
Oregon Wine Pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser on ‘the Apocalypse,’ Rage Baking – and Optimism - Grapecollective.com

Oregon Wine Pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser on ‘the Apocalypse,’ Rage Baking – and Optimism
"Well, we’re doing well, but Mother Nature has stopped sending us gentle hints. She’s really smacked us on the side of our heads to get our attention." Susan Sokol Blosser - Sokol Blosser Winery column by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
https://grapecollective.com/articles/oregon-wine-pioneer-susan-sokol-blosser-on-the-apocalypse-rage-baking-and-optimism

"Well, we’re doing well, but Mother Nature has stopped sending us gentle hints. She’s really smacked us on the side of our heads to get our attention." Susan Sokol Blosser

Laura Catena's Gold in the Vineyards: A Celebration of The World's Most Iconic Wineries "I chose wines that had somehow ...
09/24/2020
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Laura Catena's Gold in the Vineyards: A Celebration of The World's Most Iconic Wineries
"I chose wines that had somehow achieved 'otherworldy' fame, and which had particularly visionary owners and family stories." -Laura Catena on the wines included in her book by Lisa Denning
https://grapecollective.com/articles/laura-catenas-gold-in-the-vineyards-a-celebration-of-the-worlds-most-iconic-wineries

"I chose wines that had somehow achieved 'otherworldy' fame, and which had particularly visionary owners and family stories." -Laura Catena on the wines included in her book.

California’s next generation of women winemakers by Lucia and Jack Gilbert read at grapecollective.com banner art by @pi...
09/23/2020

California’s next generation of women winemakers by Lucia and Jack Gilbert read at grapecollective.com banner art by @piersparlett

California's Next Generation Lead Women Winemakers and the Promise that Accompanies their SuccessPositive strides are be...
09/19/2020
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California's Next Generation Lead Women Winemakers and the Promise that Accompanies their Success
Positive strides are being made in California's male-dominated wine industry. By Lucia Gilbert and Jack Gilbert
https://grapecollective.com/articles/californias-next-generation-lead-women-winemakers-and-the-promise-that-accompanies-their-success

Positive strides are being made in California's male-dominated wine industry.

It seems hard to believe that there are still no black MWs. Angela Scott is hoping to change that. Wonderful story on gr...
09/17/2020

It seems hard to believe that there are still no black MWs. Angela Scott is hoping to change that. Wonderful story on grapecollective.com by @dottieandjohn, @mastersofwine banner by @piersparlett

Inside a Human Rights Lawyer’s Quest to Become the First Black Master of Wine; "This Is Really About the Journey"“To som...
09/10/2020
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Inside a Human Rights Lawyer’s Quest to Become the First Black Master of Wine; "This Is Really About the Journey"
“To some extent, credentials help. While it’s encouraging that the industry seems to be taking a closer look at deep seated biases, we have not advanced far enough for people to be afforded the same opportunities simply based on their abilities and enthusiasm.” Angela Scott, column by Dorothy Gaiter John Brecher
https://grapecollective.com/articles/inside-a-human-rights-lawyers-quest-to-become-the-first-black-master-of-wine-this-is-really-about-the-journey

“To some extent, credentials help. While it’s encouraging that the industry seems to be taking a closer look at deep seated biases, we have not advanced far enough for people to be afforded the same opportunities simply based on their abilities and enthusiasm.” Angela Scott

The changing perception of Cava by @nycrestaurants check out the column at grapecollective.com banner art by @piersparle...
09/10/2020

The changing perception of Cava by @nycrestaurants check out the column at grapecollective.com banner art by @piersparlett

The Changing Perception of Cava: An interview with Javier Pagés, President of DO Cava"In the end, we are a serious regio...
09/05/2020
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The Changing Perception of Cava: An interview with Javier Pagés, President of DO Cava
"In the end, we are a serious region making great wines out of our vineyards and territory, with a very complex method, costly and rigorous, that makes great quality wines." Javier Pagés, president of the Cava DO
By Lisa Denning
https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-changing-perception-of-cava-an-interview-with-javier-pags-president-of-do-cava

"In the end, we are a serious region making great wines out of our vineyards and territory, with a very complex method, costly and rigorous, that makes great quality wines." Javier Pagés, President of the Cava DO

Wonderful story about passion and commitment @dottieandjohn on Kerith Overstreet @bruliamwines check out the column at g...
09/03/2020

Wonderful story about passion and commitment @dottieandjohn on Kerith Overstreet @bruliamwines check out the column at grapecollective.com

Bruliam Wines’ Dr. Overstreet on Harvest in a Pandemic and a Way Forward for Small Wineries"Over the past several months...
08/28/2020
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Bruliam Wines’ Dr. Overstreet on Harvest in a Pandemic and a Way Forward for Small Wineries
"Over the past several months, one question we’re often asked is: How will small wineries, all over the world, survive the pandemic? Overstreet’s story might offer some clues." Dorothy Gaiter John Brecher
https://grapecollective.com/articles/bruliams-dr-overstreet-on-harvest-in-a-pandemic-and-a-way-forward-for-small-wineries

"Over the past several months, one question we’re often asked is: How will small wineries, all over the world, survive the pandemic? Overstreet’s story might offer some clues." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher

Read @monty_waldin why the protection of workers should be part of any certification process - column at grapecollective...
08/27/2020

Read @monty_waldin why the protection of workers should be part of any certification process - column at grapecollective.com

What about the workers? Why wine certifications don’t go far enough.Certification protects the consumer from dubious mar...
08/22/2020
What About the Workers? Why Wine Certifications Don’t Go Far Enough - Grapecollective.com

What about the workers? Why wine certifications don’t go far enough.
Certification protects the consumer from dubious marketing claims (clean wine), as well as importers who are reliant on the honesty of their producers but does it go far enough? The next task must be a social contract between winery owners and their staff and communities for fair working conditions. By Monty Waldin
https://grapecollective.com/articles/what-about-the-workers-why-wine-certifications-dont-go-far-enough

Certification protects the consumer from dubious marketing claims (clean wine), as well as importers who are reliant on the honesty of their producers but does it go far enough? The next task must be a social contract between winery owners and their staff and communities for fair working conditions.

WMC Virtual Summit 2020: A Conversation With Dorothy Gaiter and John BrecherTomorrow Christopher Barnes will interview D...
08/19/2020
WMC Virtual Summit 2020: A Conversation With Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher - Crowdcast

WMC Virtual Summit 2020: A Conversation With Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher
Tomorrow Christopher Barnes will interview Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher as part of the Virtual Wine Media Conference . Together they conceived and wrote The Wall Street Journal’s weekly wine column, “Tastings,” from 1998 to 2010.
Register now and join live for free on August 20! Say hello in the chat. 👋
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wmc20-A%20Conversation%20With%20Dorothy%20Gaiter%20and%20John%20Brecher?utm_campaign=WMC&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Page

Register now for Zephyr United's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Thursday August 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm MDT.

Gary Farrell’s Theresa Heredia on Early Picking, Great Vineyards and Overripe Bananas"The goal is to make wines that are...
08/15/2020
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Gary Farrell’s Theresa Heredia on Early Picking, Great Vineyards and Overripe Bananas
"The goal is to make wines that are food-friendly, with a great acid backbone, wines that have fresh, vibrant aromas and most importantly are expressive of the place because his philosophy from the beginning was always to work with the iconic vineyards around Sonoma County." -Theresa Heredia of Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery column by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
https://grapecollective.com/articles/gary-farrells-theresa-heredia-on-early-picking-great-vineyards-and-overripe-bananas

Gary Farrell’s Theresa Heredia on Early Picking, Great Vineyards and Overripe Bananas

The Ciró Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Artisanal Calabrian Winemakers Sweep Italy"Cirò is at the very center of a cr...
08/08/2020
The Ciró Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Artisanal Calabrian Winemakers Sweep Italy - Grapecollective.com

The Ciró Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Artisanal Calabrian Winemakers Sweep Italy
"Cirò is at the very center of a crucial wine transformation happening right now in Calabria, arguably Italy's most exciting wine region! But I, having Calabrian roots, am a little biased." By Marco Salerno
https://grapecollective.com/articles/the-cir-revolution-will-not-be-televised-artisanal-calabrian-winemakers-sweep-italy

Cirò is at the very center of a crucial wine transformation happening right now in Calabria, arguably Italy's most exciting wine region! But I, having Calabrian roots, am a little biased.

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Terrific company. Everyone should get to know it and use it where possible.
I am so happy and lucky that I stumbled across Grape Collective today. Here's my feature, I added Grape Collective to the section on biodynamic wine.
Grape Collective is a think-tank for oenophiles and a great place to buy organic and biodynamic wines. https://offmetro.com/ny/59292/10-easy-steps-towards-a-more-sustainable-2018/
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