Buttery Chardonnay: The Bullet Point Breakdown 

Buttery Chardonnay Chemistry

“Buttery Chardonnay” has resurfaced in popularity and is a topic of interest in contemporary winemaking discussions. Leading brands such as E&J Gallo have reintroduced buttery chardonnays, like their 2021 Barefoot Buttery, attesting to the renewed consumer interest. We compared the top-selling 10 buttery chardonnays (BC) and 10 regular chardonnays (RegC) at similar price points.

Crafting a Sustainable Legacy: Spotlight on Virginia Usher of Mendocino Wine Company

Recently appointed Director of Winemaking at Mendocino Wine Company, Virginia Usher is the backbone that supports the winery in making sustainable, organic wines that are true to the roots of the county’s legacy. She oversees all aspects of production and winemaking for the company’s portfolio of seven in-house brands and custom crush operations. A self-proclaimed […]

How Science is Changing the Way We Understand Wine Perception

This article is a summary of a longer story published on Unite.AI called: How Tastry “Taught a Computer How to Taste.” To read the full story, click here.   When we embarked on our research journey six years ago, we had a simple yet ambitious hypothesis: the key to understanding how people perceive wine—its taste, […]

Secrets of the Best-Selling Chardonnays’ Flavor Profiles Revealed

Chardonnay is a varietal with one of the largest ranges when it comes to flavor profile and preference. Fruitiness can range from austere and chalky wet stone flavors to lemon balm to ripe tropical pineapple. Oak flavor can be powerful, weak or anything in between. Malic/Lactic ratios and concentrations, diacetyl and a whole host of […]

Beyond Critic Scores: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Wine Preference

For decades, the world of wine has revolved around the expert opinions of critics. These discerning palates held the power to catapult a wine into stardom or consign it to obscurity. Robert M. Parker Jr.’s introduction of the 100-point wine rating system in the 1970s marked a turning point, simplifying the evaluation of wines and […]

Harvest Discount – 15% off Wine Sample Analysis

WIN Expo Exclusive: We’re bringing our harvest discount back for one week only, starting on WIN Expo– November 30 – December 5, 2023.  Take advantage of 15% off Tastry’s analysis of finished, tank, and barrel samples. Receive visibility on all 96 Tastry characteristics: Standard Chemistry (15) Oak (10) and Perceptual Oak (10) Phenolics (12) Fruit/Esters […]

The Grape Depression: Overcoming the Decrease in Wine Sales

Since 2022, wine sales have gone down by 3%, according to Wine Business. There are many speculations as to why wine sales are moving in a downward direction, and the San Francisco Chronicle has a great way of simplifying an overarching message in many of the theories: young people are drinking less wine, and wellness […]

The Vint Podcast: Teaching a Computer to Taste with Tastry

Katerina Axelsson, CEO and Founder of Tastry, was featured on The Vint Podcast to discuss the wine industry and wine AI.

Brady Galanko and Billy Weller of the Vint Podcast met with Tastry CEO and Founder Katerina Axelsson to talk about technology and the wine industry generally, as well as how AI and machine learning can impact the industry for the benefit of businesses and consumers. Listen here.