Walnut Ridge Vineyard

It’s heartwarming how some of my stories have come about over the years. I am incredibly fortunate to have so many beautiful stories to …
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de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations …
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Did you miss IPNC 2022 in Oregon’s Wine Country?

Last week the launch of Philippe Andre’s podcast episode signified the kick-off for this week’s newsletter focusing on IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration). …
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Visiting Bledsoe McDaniels Coulee Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills located in Oregon Wine Country

Many moons ago, I mentioned I would tell you about my trip to Bledsoe McDaniels. Well, today is the day! As I was saying two …
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The Incredible Oregon Winemaker Isabelle Meunier

I am sad my calendar is already full for this next event, and I will have to live vicariously through you. The Carlton Winemakers Studio …
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Oregon Wine History and Siltstone Wines

The newsletter on Dion last week took a solid year to come to life. I have no idea how long this story has been brewing …
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A Stunning Visit to Granville Wine Company

I have noticed a trend with my winery visits this year. It is all about checking off wineries on my ever-growing list. I have no …
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Tasting Historic Brickhouse Wines in Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge AVA

Over the years, I have uncovered many people coming from the world of Tech into wine. I can relate to getting back to an essential …
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A Glance at Dion Vineyard

Some stories take a bit of time to unfold. It’s not because the story isn’t good. There are simply times when you are …
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Potter’s Vineyard Celebrating Ten Years in Oregon’s Wine Country

Twenty years ago, a 3.5-acre vineyard named Elle Reve was planted with Dijon clones 115, 114, 667, 777, and Pommard. The winery was called Laura Volkman Vineyards, and Laura …
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Podcast Episode #57 – Guerrilla Wine Company: Love at third sight, Muay Thai, and the Art of Winemaking

Buckle up for a captivating journey as we sit down with Mariel and Michael from Guerrilla Wine Company in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The adventure unfolds with a love story that began at third sight during…

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Podcast Episode #55 – Uncorking the Legacy: Joe Dobbes a Journey through Oregon Wine, and Exploring Iterum’s 2020 Vintage

Join us for an extraordinary journey into the world of Oregon wine with the legendary winemaker, Joe Dobbes. In this captivating interview, we explore the rich tapestry of Joe’s life and career, from planting marionberries…

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Wine Review: 2022 Walnut Ridge Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

This 2022 Walnut Ridge Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir offers a subtle aroma on the nose, with just a hint of spice that piques your interest. As you take your first sip, bright cherry notes grace…

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Walnut Ridge Vineyard

It’s heartwarming how some of my stories have come about over the years. I am incredibly fortunate to have so many beautiful stories to share. Just last week, I poured a blind wine during the…

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Walnut Ridge Vineyard

It’s heartwarming how some of my stories have come about over the years. I am incredibly fortunate to have so many beautiful stories to share. Just last week, I poured a blind wine during the…

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Podcast Episode #53 – Blind Tasting Oregon Chardonnays with Andy Joly from Capers Cafe

Join us for an extraordinary conversation with Andy Joly, the creative force behind Capers Cafe, as we dive deep into the origins of this remarkable establishment and the fascinating role wine plays in its story.…

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Podcast Episode # 48 – Vintages, Vines, and Vision: Exploring Aaron Lieberman’s World of Iris Vineyards

Join us for an enthralling journey through the world of wine as we sit down with the insightful and talented Aaron Lieberman, the driving force behind Oregon’s acclaimed Iris Vineyards. In this illuminating episode, we…

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Podcast – Interview with winemaker Kenny McMahon of Arabilis Wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

In the summer of 2021, when I was doing my Sparkling Report, a winemaker, Kenny McMahon, reached out via Instagram, bringing awareness to his project, Arabilis, launching later in 2021. Naturally, I was super excited,…

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Podcast – Interview with winemaker Kate Payne-Brown of Stoller Family Estates in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

For the podcast this week, this journey started in July at IPNC. It was hot, and one of the events before dinner was a tasting outside. The last thing anyone wanted was a Pinot, meaning…

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Podcast – Winemaker Interview with Hans Van Dale of Dusky Goose Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

I am incredibly excited about this week’s episode for several reasons. First, today’s interview is with Hans Van Dale, the winemaker who took over the reins from Lynn Penner-Ash at Dusky Goose. His story and…

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Podcast – Winemaker Interview with Chase Renton of L’Angolo Estate in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Something I am trying to accomplish this year for the podcast is to interview multiple people surrounding one theme. For example, today’s podcast interview is with Chase Renton. He is the winemaker for L’Angolo Estate…

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Podcast – Winemaker Interview with Kanzler Vineyards in California’s Sebastopol of Sonoma County

Here we are, the first episode of the podcast this year. I skimmed over an article earlier from another wine podcast that did over 1,200 interviews. Impressive is all I have to say since this…

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de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations and events at Domaine Serene. I knew she was married…

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de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations and events at Domaine Serene. I knew she was married…

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Podcast – Dave and Sara Specter from Bells Up Winery

The podcast for this week is all about Dave and Sara at Bells Up Winery! I visited early last year, tasted through their wines, had a killer lunch, and had an out-of-this-world time! Unfortunately, that…

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Podcast – Kathryn Hermann from 00 Wines

I was talking with Kathryn Hermann from 00 Wines in April, and she was trying to get me to interview her husband, Chris, and winemaker Matt Perry. My gut told me it would be a…

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Did you miss IPNC 2022 in Oregon’s Wine Country?

Last week the launch of Philippe Andre’s podcast episode signified the kick-off for this week’s newsletter focusing on IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration). With Philippe being the Master of Ceremony, I had a small window…

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