Building a Northwest Cidery Our own Stephen Buffington drove to Wenatchee last week to sit down with Seth Cohen, the founder of Archibald James Ciderworks. They touch on a variety of topics including the importance of the cider industry in preserving Washington State's heirloom apple varietals, and the interesting process of building a artisanal cidery from scratch in
Collectively all of us are beginning to experience the impact of the first round of wine tariffs which were the Trump Administration’s reaction to the WTO's Large Commercial Aircraft decision in mid-October. Last month I posted about this initial tariff in some detail, and with the announcement of two more upcoming tariff waves my phone is ringing off the
Brad Roberts hooked us up with Misty Cove Wines of Marlborough, New Zealand earlier this year and the juice has arrived stateside. Misty Cove was founded by former cricket star Andrew Bailey, and Andrew's longtime friend and former teammate Jerrod Englefield handles all things sales and marketing related there. We’ve never come across this level of quality in Kiwi
Veronique and Caroline Maret recently flew in for a quick visit, and in this episode you can be a fly on the wall as they taste our California team on the full Charbonniere lineup. Click here for the episode link on Spotify or here for the episode link on Apple Podcasts.
Many of you have inquired about the tariff situation and how it will impact our portfolio. Let’s take a look at what we know, the good news, the bad news, and our plan moving forward. Any non-sparkling, non-flavored, non-fortified wine labeled 14% ABV or lower arriving into the USA in a package 2L in size or smaller from France,
John sits down with Brendan Carter during his recent trip to Seattle. They talk Aussie soil, Unico Zelo's history, and about a new model for wine cooperatives in the 21st century (hint: hipster winery co-ops are now a thing, and this might just upend some major wine regions over the next several decades). Click here for the episode link