I have long referred to compliance as the unglamorous part of winemaking. I say this because all the details involved in maintaing a winery compliance system are necessary ones but for the most part very unpopular to those responsible for maintaining them. The reasons for this can often be related to the simple fact that their compliance “systems” are ineffective or basically non-existent.

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When does a wine qualify for Napa?

The names Napa and Napa Valley have very solid name recognition around the world. Their most common association is of course wine. If we see the words Napa Valley or even just the word Napa on labels or advertising for wine, we're likely to think that the wine was...

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