A New Beginning

It’s New Year’s Eve, and we’re about to step out into a brave new world. (Good riddance to 2020!) So we’ve decided we needed a brand new look to match: We’re proud to announce that The Merlot Down is now a part of The Ambrosia Craft Cocktails family! We’ll also have all new featured content,…

Region on the Rise

Lodi is known for being one of the most diverse growing regions in California, but until fairly recently, it never quite got the attention it deserved. Located between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the San Francisco Bay, it’s twice the size of Napa Valley and home to a number of forgotten grape varietals from all over the world.

The Queen of Cal-Ital

Throughout the world Italians are known as a fierce people with a passion for living life to its fullest, especially when it comes to food, wine, and family.

She Blinded Me With Science

For generations, philosophers and writers have talked about the artistry of wine, how it plays on the senses and conveys an array of emotions, but most people forget to mention that it’s also serious science.

First Cut

For those who know the Venge name, they know it’s synonymous with truly exceptional winemaking. Kirk Venge has greatness in his blood: his father Nils Venge was an incredible winemaker in his own right, and gave him all the skill necessary to make an indelible mark on the future of the California wine industry. Today,…

You’ve Gotta Have Faythe

Faythe Stone-Brocka, the unstoppable force behind Cru9 Wines, is here with a mission and a message of female empowerment that women everywhere should be inspired by. Recent studies by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (or NCADV) shows that one in every three women is a victim of some kind of physical or sexual abuse…