Faust Opens Design-Forward Napa Valley Wine Destination, Faust Haus

Situated 30 minutes from their vineyard, a stylish and dramatic approach to their Napa Valley tasting room

The Disneyfication of drinking destinations all over the world leaves much to be desired for design-minded visitors. While palates may be pleased, many wineries still have undesirable visitor centers and tasting rooms. Napa Valley winery Faust developed their new St Helena property, Faust Haus, (located 30 minutes north of their Coombsville vineyard) as an independent entity. In fact, when we spoke with them, the Faust …

Seven Beers, Ciders + Category-Defying Low-ABV Beverages

Refreshing and experimental concoctions made for the transitioning season

Along with oddball beer categories like fruited sours, “milkshake” IPAs and pastry stouts, all kinds of cross-contaminating, category-defying beverages continue to emerge—and please palates. Blurring the lines between beer and wine, beer and cider, and even cider and wine, producers across the country (and beyond) are experimenting with flavors and processes to create truly unique drinks. All of the beverages here transcend genre and are …

Interview: Carlton McCoy Jr, Master Sommelier + CEO of Demeine Estates

One of only three Black Master Sommeliers in the world, the wine expert is ushering in a new generation of Black producers and palates

The wine world remains glaringly white—from producers to shop-owners and especially the elite group of Master Sommeliers. In fact, there are just three Black Master Sommeliers in the world. Carlton McCoy Jr, the President and CEO of Demeine Estates and Napa’s Heitz Cellar, was the second to earn the title and he’s an unwavering advocate for diversity and advancement within the industry. He has joined …