Summer White Wine - L'Ecole No 41 Luminesce

The Best Summer White Wine

During the heat of summer, our wine of choice leans toward white wines. The refreshing, crisp, and bright nuances of the various white varieties lend themselves to being at the top of one’s list of go-to summer white wine. Summer White Wine Here is a list of my summer white wine suggestions to enjoy during … Read more

Spring Mountain District Above the Fog © Smith-Madrone

Smith-Madrone: The Best of Spring Mountain District

As a pioneer of the Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley, Stuart Smith has seen many changes over the years. He took an entrepreneurial leap in 1971 when at age 22 years old, he purchased the 200-acre property on Spring Mountain. From its beginning to the present day, it has been a challenging endeavor, but … Read more

Terragena Off-The-Grid Winery and Vineyards

Terragena: Excelling at Off-The-Grid Wine

Discover a maverick when you meet Terragena Vineyard’s Chris Buchanan. Making a dramatic career change in 2008, Chris moved from New Orleans to Humboldt County’s Myer Flat. As a mathematical researcher, Chris was keen on creating everything from scratch. He started with nothing and ultimately developed a small limited production off-the-grid winery. It began with … Read more

Discover Michigan Wine

Discover Michigan Wine

Michigan has always had a place in my life. My mother was born in Detroit, and many of my relatives live in different parts of Michigan; therefore, my life has been filled with stories of Michigan family adventures. I was a teenager when I visited relatives and went out to their lake house. Today as … Read more

Women In Wine - Virtual Tasting

Women In Wine: A New Generation

When four women in wine come together to collaborate from around the world, you know they represent a dynamic group making their mark on the wine industry. All women come from families that have been in the wine business for years and years. These women represent the next generation, leading the wine industry in a … Read more

Thanksgiving Wine

Thanksgiving Wine and More

At this time of the year, most of us wonder about the best Thanksgiving wine to serve with our holiday feast. Because of the flavors, we savor during our holiday meal, a wide variety of wines that will suit the occasion. This year I am thinking about whites to complement our dinner fare. We can … Read more

Austrian Wine

Discover The Intricacies of Austrian Wine

Although a small county, Austria creates some mighty fabulous wine. Most people think of Grüner Veltliner and white wine when they think of Austrian wine, but red wine makes up about 30% of Austria’s wine production. In terms of wine diversity, the country consists of four main regions. These regions are divided into sixteen districts. … Read more

Mosel Riesling

Mosel Riesling: Discover Nik Weis Riesling

Riesling is one of the most aromatic grapes varieties.  Although the grape grows in areas all around the world including the United States, Austria, Australia, France, South Africa, and Canada, its originals come from the Rhine region of Germany.  Considered Germany’s most popular grape, Riesling grows in several German wine regions including Mosel, Rheingau, Nahe, … Read more

Valley View of Eola-Amity Hills - Eola Hills Wine Cellars

Delve into Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Recently while on a wine adventure to the Willamette Valley, I explored wineries in several of the seven Willamette Valley AVAs. There are enough wineries in each appellation for a weekend escape to each one. This article focuses on the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, including things to do in the surrounding vicinity other than wine tasting. … Read more

Alloro Vineyard Landscape, Chehalem Mountains AVA

Alloro Vineyard: Defining the Chehalem Mountains AVA

Visiting Alloro Vineyard, one gets a good sense of what the Chehalem Mountains AVA is all about. Located west of Portland in Sherwood, a portion of the Tualatin Valley, the winery also sits in the northern part of the Willamette Valley. The Chehalem Mountains AVA was established in 2006. The soils consist of three types: … Read more

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