If your resolutions include expanding your wine fridge offerings beyond Trader Joe's corporate specials, UK-based Naked Wines opened a Napa outpost last year with a wine program that, in theory at least, makes small-batch bottles straight from winemakers more affordable.
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The California winemaker's dilemma: Making wine for the retail market in our gloriously sunny state is an expensive endeavor. You need investors with loads of cash to build a winery. Investors with loads of cash have lots of opinions about what the winemaker should and should not be making. The bottles are often priced well beyond the average consumer's nightly dinner budget, so the investors sell them to their wealthy friends while the rest of us stock up on imports at Trader Joe's. Again.
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