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Antica Terra with Maggie Harrison Maggie Harrison in the Antica Terra Winery, visit August 2012 Two weeks ago, Jamie Goode and I spent the evening visiting with Maggie Harrison, tasting her Antica Terra wines after walking the vineyard. Jamie writes up her Antikythera 2011 Pinot Noir here. Two years ago, Maggie and I met and discussed her views of Chardonnay, among other things.
RIP Paolo Rapuzzi My good friend Jeremy Parzen was kind enough to let me know this morning that Paolo Rapuzzi passed on. His blog post about Paolo is here. In April 2012, several of us spent lunch and part of an afternoon with Paolo, his wife Dina, and their two sons. Paolo showered us with stories of them beginning Ronchi di Cialla, one of my favorite wineries of Italy.
Getting Geeky with Wine & Spirits The Fall 2014 issue of Wine & Spirits just hit the newsstand. I’m pretty psyched about how geeky it gets going deep into the question of how we taste wine. There are sections looking at fine-tuned specifics, like tasting for oak, or flaws.
TTB Official Announcement to Propose Expansion of the Sta Rita Hills The TTB released its official proposal yesterday to expand the Sta Rita Hills AVA to include an additional 2,296 acres. The public comment period for this issue is open until October 6, 2014. To see the official announcement: http://www.ttb ...
Interview on iWineRadio Lynn Krielow Chamberlain hosts a great radio interview series, iWineRadio, looking at various aspects of the wine industry. Last week, she was kind enough to ask if she could speak with me, and the interview launched this week ...
TTB Notice to Open Comments on the Proposed Expansion of the Sta Rita Hills AVA It was announced today (August 6, 2014) that the TTB will open comments tomorrow in approving a petition to expand the Sta Rita Hills AVA. The comment period will open for exactly two months allowing interested parties to submit information and perspective on the matter until October 6, 2014.
A Visit to Antica Terra w Maggie Harrison with Jamie, Maggie, and Rachel at the top of Antica Terra, July 2014 It’s early evening at the end of a full day of wine tasting. Jamie Goode is driving, my daughter, Rachel in the back seat. I am trying to help navigate our way through country roads where street numbers do not show clearly. We’ve driven past our destination.
Touring the Willamette Valley with Jamie Goode + Jr Jamie Goode and I were able to spend a day doing visits in the Willamette Valley. Jr accompanied us and did some filming along the way. Following our a few photos from our stops.
Going Riesling with Le Metro To celebrate summer, food, and the global Summer of Riesling program, Le Metro curator, Aaron Epstein, put together a 6-pack of wines for August that celebrate Riesling in various styles ...
Exploring Wine Perception with Jordi Ballester image found: http://www.redcandy.co.uk/images/upload/productpics/artland-midnight-black-wine2.jpg Jordi Ballester, professor at Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, led a special add-on seminar at International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) that happened this weekend in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
A Visit to Noel Family Vineyards Lisa and Michael Noel, Noel Family Vineyards, Chehalem Mountains, July 2014 We’re sitting together at the farm table looking at family photos. Michael and Lisa Noel’s oldest was married this Spring and I expressed interest in the event. They’ve kindly offered me a collection of snapshots to look through.
Pho T-shirts Aaron Epstein wears Phở! This winter I drew a Phở wall piece for a friend of mine as a Christmas present. Aaron Epstein (my buddy from Le Metro. Wine. Underground) saw the wall piece and immediately asked for a t-shirt of the image. Here it is! Turns out Aaron posted a photo of himself wearing the shirt online, and folks immediately started asking where they could buy one.
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