Exploring Enhanced Phenolic Extraction Methods with Alex Remy of Atlas Wine Co.

Exploring Enhanced Phenolic Extraction Methods

In collaboration with long-term client Alex Remy from Atlas Wine Co., we explore the impact of extraction methods on wine phenolics. Discover how the use of gentle destemming technology, co-fermentation, and saignée techniques influence color, tannin, and consumer sentiment. Through phenolic analysis and sensory predictions, we uncover the secrets behind crafting wines that appeal to a diverse range of palates.

2023 Year in Review

In a year of notable shifts and challenges, the wine industry has showcased its resilience and innovation. From evolving consumer preferences to heightened competition and supply chain disruptions, these challenges have spurred introspection and highlighted our industry’s adaptability. Despite the uncertainties, these changes also offer opportunities for growth and innovation. Together, we will navigate these […]

The Perfect Color Rosé

Rose color trends

From our chemistry data of the top wines in grocery retail, we looked at the top-selling rosés above $15 and found the trend of light rosés ever enduring.

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 […]

Winemaker Spotlight: Meghan Rech of Castle Rock Winery

Meghan Rech of Castle Rock Winery shares her experiences in the wine industry and collaborating with Tastry.

Meghan Rech grew up in Sonoma County and graduated from the UC Davis Enology and Viticulture program, but, surprisingly, her path to winemaking wasn’t traditional. Despite growing up in wine country, she had no interest in the wine industry. Initially, Meghan studied Biological Sciences, with the goal of becoming a Pediatrician. Toward the end of […]