Second #OPENLOCALWINE spurs buying and rallies support for local wineries! The Cork Report‘s second #OpenLocalWine night saw wineries participating from 6 states, virtual tastings and socially-distanced parties, and over 23k social media engagements/744k impressions (and counting). Thank you to all the wineries that participated and to all of the consumers out there buying and drinking local wine when wineries need support more than ever due to COVID-19 shut-downs. Read more details and related articles here. #supportlocal #buylocal #drinklocal

“CROWDSOURCING A CRUSTY BREAD RECIPE” SHORTCUT Time to bake! If you are carbo-loading through quarantine, give this easy, fast, no-knead recipe a whirl.

COVID-19 WINERY SPECIALS Wineries, don’t forget to update your website with your delivery/curbside pickup options and shipping specials! I am re-posting and highlighting as many as I can keep up with on personal, Petraea Plus, and Cadus social media.


Welcome to Petraea Plus, a cool climate barrel blog! Follow here for Cadus Cooperage, The Oak Cooperage, Clayver Ceramic, and Wilhelmsen Cradle product info, news, and updates; articles and photos about the people and places in North America’s cool and cold climate wine regions; new products and industry innovations; wine and food pairing fun; links to podcasts and social media posts; and a blog detailing my wine country adventures.