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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 below article on Day Wines and Day Camp Cooperative made it. Continue reading


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Nearly New Year: Champagne Dinner at Paley’s Place Portland Oregon

With a newly minted one year-old daughter, my wife and I will not make it to midnight on New Year’s Eve.  We find the next best fudge: sparkling wine Wednesday dinner at foodie stalwart Paley’s Place in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading

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Golden Oak wins Second Place Judges Choice at Portland’s Willamette Week Pro Am

So, after pouring their beer for seven hours against 31 other ingenious beers, Tracy’s Golden Oak got second place for Judges’ Choice. Congrats to my brilliant wife, to Danny of Rogue Brewery, and Jesse of Lange Estate Winery for turning … Continue reading

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Fresh Hop Butternut Saison Belgian Beer

Today, around 6:30 pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, Oregon, my wife and I will release a beer. But not just any beer. Our beer. Our take on a Belgian Saison, which coincidentally occurs while Wayward Wine reminisces on our EU Austerity Drinking Tour in Belgium (read recent post on Bruges: here). But there is a twist. Continue reading

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Carbonic Carignan from Lioco, Kush, Mendocino, California 2012 at Coopers Hall, Portland, OR

Another burn out day in the trenches of wine sales sends me thirsty and hungry to Cooper’s Hall: Portland’s, maybe the US’s, largest conveyor of tapped wine. Yes. Bottles begone. Cooper’s features 44 keg wines: some imported, and some produced on site then self-distributed.

Instead of shipping and recycling endless bottles and producing more CO2, why not pop the wine into an oxygen deprived keg that you can ship, clean, and reuse? Continue reading

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