Raise a glass to the growler! For the uninitiated among oeniphiles, a growler is a reusable glass container that holds one liter of the wine of your choice, and at eco-friendly La Jolla Crafted Wines, it's poured into the growler directly from barrels. No cork. No preservatives. No fuss.
"Our customers are getting a better quality wine ... instead of going through a normal bottling process, which requires filtration and added preservative," said Lowell Jooste, who with his wife, Anne, relocated to Southern California from Cape Town, South Africa, five years ago and now owns and operates LJ Crafted Wines.