Many large wine companies have been buying up popular small and medium sized wineries. Some have continued to make the wines for these Brands in their original facilities but more and more the tasting rooms are staying open but the wine making is being moved to the more efficient large (o.k. GIANT) facilities where they make many hundreds of thousands (or millions) of Cases of many brands, sometimes even quietly upping the production but always exponentially cutting cost and at least risking quality.
As a wine lover would you care if this happens to your favorite formerly "hand-crafted" Boutique wine?
I have owned the domain winefan.com for a while now and had always intended to move MLW to winefan.com. Why? it is shorter, easy to remember and a cool name. I'm 99% sure we will make the change but what do you think?
I just read an article by Dan Berger on PressDemocrat.com (http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20090928/LIFESTYLE/909289945) about his disgust with very heavy wine bottles, and encourages us to boycott them. I What do you think?