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Video Wine Review: Desperada Sangiovese 2016

Check out this wild child Sangiovese fermented and aged in clay pithoi from Desperada, a hip female-run winery in Paso Robles:

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Turley Cinsault 2019 Lodi California: Video Wine Review

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Wine Review: Torii Mor Pinot Noir Olson Estate Vineyard Dundee Hills 2014

Another day, another bottle to check out. I tumble into my “cellar” (aka crawl space) and pull out a fine-dusted bottle of single vineyard Pinot Noir from 2014. If this virus gets me, at least I enjoyed one more wine … Continue reading

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MULTIPLYING SUSTAINABILITY: DAY WINES AND DAY CAMP COOPERATIVE

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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Hiyu Wine Farm: Oregon’s Sustainable Utopia in the Columbia Gorge

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, one made it onto the shortlist. For your re-reading pleasure, I will re-publish each over the following days.

If sustainability needs mascots, Nate Ready and China Tresemer would fit perfectly. In floppy hats, with Nate’s druidical beard and China’s proud grin, they grow the most complete whole farm vineyard on Oregon’s northern fringe: the Columbia Gorge. Their minimal approach at Hiyu Wine Farm makes Biodynamics look conventional. Here, native plants grow higher than vines, animals seem to do more work than people, and you almost forget this is viticulture. Nate admits that they are “trying to nudge the system as close as possible to a wild system, and it isn’t a wild system, but we try to make agriculture look a little more like nature”.[1]Any visit confirms this. Continue reading

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