Images from Opening a Bottle over 10 years of the wine magazine's existence

Where It Began: 2014

Early articles that are still worth reading (for the most part)

Getting Educated: 2018-2019

How becoming a certified Italian and French Wine Scholar through the Wine Scholar Guild set the course for this publication's niche future ...

The Pandemic: 2020-2021

Zero travel + a lot of bottles at home leads to the advent of online wine classes via Zoom, and the launch of a paywall for subscribers to gain access. Videos below are for those good folks who support this site.

Old vine Nerello Mascalese grapes with the summit of Mount Etna in the distance.

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Hang an original work on your office, dining room or wine cellar wall. More than 10 years worth of wine photography from Italy, France, Oregon, California and Germany is available for royalty-free licensing and print-product purchase via Photoshelter.

Key to Our Wine Icons

– Practicing Organic
 – Certified Organic
 – Practicing Biodynamic
 – Certified Biodynamic
– Biodiversity
– Polyculture
– Old Vines
– Heroic Viticulture
– Volcanic Soil
– Traditional Winemaking
– Clay Vessel Winemaking
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– Négociant
– Stay at Winery
– Age-Worthy Wine
– Expensive Wine (+$100)
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