What Our Wine Team is Looking Forward to in 2024

From new and exciting Northern Italian white wines to the debut of Brunello’s stellar 2019s, our wine team couldn’t be more pumped about what’s to come in 2024. Read on to see what Laura, Sur, Eduardo, and company are most looking forward to in the new year—that’s what you should be looking out for!

Northern Italian White Wines

Our contacts in Piedmont and Friuli are as robust as they’ve ever been, and we can’t wait to share Northern Italy’s fabulous (and sometimes unexpected) white wines with you. While whites made Friuli famous, you’ll be stunned by the ones coming out of Piedmont, known mainly as Barolo and Barbaresco country.

Even More 2021 Napa Cabernet 

Now over two years past the harvest, the Napa Cabernets from the outstanding 2021 vintage are hitting the market in full force. We’re looking forward to offering even more from the season—they are, as Antonio Galloni of Vinous summed them up, “stunning.” 

Jura Wines

If there’s one region we wish we could sit down and pour for every Wine Access member individually, it’s the Jura. Look, we know it’s not for everyone. But from their elegant Pinots to their oxidative whites and indigenous Poulsards and Trousseaus, we love what they’ve got going on up in the Alps.

2019 Brunello

The 2019 vintage was great in many places around the globe, and we’ve been enjoying impressive 2019s from a wealth of regions—just not Brunello. The season was a STUNNER, and the wines are just about to be released—so keep an eye out. They might be as good as 2016, a vintage we’ve never been able to keep in stock!

Sicilian Wines

No matter how “mainstream” Sicily goes, it seems there’s always so much more to discover from this volcanic Italian isle. Look out for some of our favorite Etna producers, as well as fresh surprises.

Rioja Values

The more time marches on, the more inflation takes a bite out of our budget, the more we appreciate Rioja. Where else can you get a soul-warming red wine, aged for years in the barrel and even longer in the bottle, for a bargain—sometimes even under $20?!  


“I don’t usually get starstruck,” began our sake expert Eduardo Dingler. But his encounter with one of the rising doyennes of the sake world left him dumbstruck—and the sakes he tasted on his last trip to Japan left him eager to share more with Wine Access members. He’s especially keen on established and newer producers playing with wine yeast to create sakes whose style is reminiscent of fine wine.