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  • How To Find Craft Wines And Wineries

    October 3, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    A Craft Winery is a small production winery who produces less than 5,000 cases per year and is often characterized by a handmade process, direct to consumer sales and locally or sustainably sourced ingredients. There are about 8,000 of these operating in the U.S. today but as of now only 21 of them are certified by The Craft Wine Association. As we grow and add more and more members we will continue to be a resource for consumers to find and identify wines as “craft” but in the meantime, how do you find a Craft Wine near you?

  • Bookshelf Wines-From Prelude To Epilogue

    September 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    After a few chapters and editions, our hobby garagiste winemaking has now become that page-turner known as Bookshelf Wines. We are Niles and Sheila Fleege. We followed career and military opportunities to California and stayed here for several reasons including the weather and the wines! Niles hails from the small town of Galena, Illinois. He...

  • Is Craft Wine Carrying The Nation’s Wine Sales?

    September 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Small production, Craft Wine is a growing trend not just in the United States but around the world. The trend is being driven first by people who are passionate about wine retiring, leaving their day jobs or creating a space in their lives in some way to produce wines they believe in. Secondly, it is 

  • ‘Natural Wine’ Pioneer Joins the Craft Wine Association
    September 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    At the heart of the Craft Wine