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Wine Video Review: Olianas, Perdixi, Sardinia Italy

Travel to the warm belly of the Mediterranean: the island Sardinia, with this packed, dense, complex ancient method produced Bovale.

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Jean-Maurice Raffault, Cabernet Franc, Chinon France 2018: Wine Video Review

Hunting for a versatile value red wine from a grape and region less traveled? Check out my review of Cabernet Franc from Chinon here:

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My Daughter’s Wine Label Design

One morning, while making coffee, I heard some clanking bottles. Panicked I ran into the living room to find this: So she’s not yet four years old, but I think her “Disney Princess Collection” wine lineup has a great chance … Continue reading

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Illahe Vineyards’ “1899” Pinot Noir: Making And Moving Wine Without Modernity

JancisRobinson.com recently finished their summer 2020 Wine Writing Competition (WWC20) and published 75 entries on Sustainability Heroes in the wine industry. I was honored to have all three of my submissions published. Although, I did not win the final, the … Continue reading

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2020 Harvest Report: Tualatin Valley, Oregon

It’s time. My backyard row of vines survived a week of smoke from Oregon’s fires and now face a deluge of rain. Rains last year waterlogged vines, berries split, fruit flies moved in, leading me to triage the harvest. Luckily, through obsessive sorting, SO2, and a year of lees aging, my few bottles of 2019 turned out pretty crisp, clean, if a bit low in alcohol (10% abv). Continue reading

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