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In this on-going interview series, I will introduce you to a different Oregon winemaker in the hopes that as you learn more about them, you'll also be interested in learning more about their wines.
Finding a bottle of top-quality Pinot noir in Oregon is easy, fortunately for you ...
Like a gun shot starting a horse race, Memorial Day has officially kicked off wine tasting season in the Willamette Valley. I ran the following article on the now defunct Gary Vaynerchuk website Cork'd many years ago. The same tips still apply. Wine is produced in each and every one of the 50 United States. So, as wine making and wine tasting become more popular in the U.S.
A label is only the surface-level story of the wine. A winemaker’s job, besides making the best wine possible with a given vintage, is often to be the face of the brand. Winemakers attend wine dinners near and far, and participate in market tastings to acquaint potential consumers with their wines. With so many bottles on the shelf to choose from, it’s not easy to develop brand loyalty.
Elizabeth Chambers Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir Cuvée $32. Elegant, complex and classic in style. Its dance is like a ballerina; strong, lithe, yet restrained and Old World. The first thing to jump out is the dark, blood red color. Though the wine is young, it is already showing a brownish tinge, signifying an age it did not yet possess.
A wine lover says many things. He or she may talk of laying bottles down, aging wine, wine flights, wine keys or even wine sabers. The following however, are expressions you'll never hear the wineaux in your life utter. My list went on and on, but I limited to my favorite Top 11. Please add your own to the comment stream and keep the fun going. Cheers! I think this glass is too big.
Coming up next weekend is an event like no other. Yeah, it's located on the fabulous McMennamin's Edgefield property, which is always a plus, but The Celebration of Syrah event, features so much more than just delicious Syrahs from Oregon and Washington. It isn't just about Syrah.
Follow me on my journey through wine... one sip at a time.