Meet Bill and LaRue Stoller BILL STOLLER spent the first few weeks of his life on this property and was raised on the family farm outside of Dayton, Oregon. He received a degree in business and economics from Pacific University, as well as an MBA from Portland State University. True to his Oregon upbringing, Bill sees […]Read More Rain Saved 2015 Oregon Pinots
4th of July I always like to do a VLOG about wines that pair well with what most people do to celebrate , grilling and chilling. As a former Mixologist I thought since we have wines that are Reds, Whites we needed something Blue. I gave an added bonus of some Blue colored refreshing cocktails […]Read More July 4th: Reds, Whites, And “BLU”
Who Or What Is A Minervois? I always am curious as to why some wines just fly off the shelves and always out of stock while a good handful in various sections just sit there and sit there and never have I seen a guest even look at the bottles, let alone buy them. I […]Read More Lonely Mixed Breed Wine.. Needs Home!
Just like the frustration I have with Restaurants and a mediocre at best, selection of wines By The Glass, I have the same emotions about a wine shop that has a mediocre selection of Chilled Wines for “Grab And Go”. Usually it is the norm to put all the national recognizable stuff ONLY in […]Read More Chilled Wines For “Grab And Go”
A Wine Importer That Doesn’t Sell Hats In A Shoe Store Coming off a Father’s Day weekend and writing this Wine Review and my deceased father Marty repeated his Mantra over and over “Don’t Buy a Hat in A Shoe Store”, I very rarely write about a Wine Importer. My father meant a business should […]Read More Keep Reaching for the “STARZ”!
Somms like me, whether in retail or restaurants have a tough order to fill in order to recommend the perfect wine for consumers, when their only criteria many give use is to recommend a “Good Wine”. What constitutes a “Good Wine”> I look at wine from 2 perspectives. One is from a technical aspect […]Read More What Is A “Good Wine” ???
Barbera,, Not Hanna Barbera This is not to be confused with The Flintstones creators. Barbera is literally the most widely planted grape varietal in the Northwest Region of Piedmont in Italy. Most would think it is Nebbiolo for Barolo and Barbaresco. Nope it is Barbera. Most popular are the Barberas from the D.O.C.G area of […]Read More Barbera from “Alba” …Big Difference
Just like anyone else you would buy a bottle of Wine for a “Gift”, I will always remind you of my opinion, NOT to buy the brand that the person you are presenting the GIFT to drinks all the time on their own. The concept I have is you may know the category such as […]Read More Big Daddy Wines For …Daddy!
Oregon Has A Cocky “Latitude” I know to many of my customers and friends this may be repetitive. I can’t help myself. I am a true Pinotphile!!! Only the people who grow this finicky, thin skinned grape and consumers who are seduced by the original home of the grape in Burgundy, France like myself, will […]Read More It’s “Will-Amette— Damn-it”!!
By far Prosecco is the most sought after sparkling wine categorgy next to Champagnes by wine consumers worldwide. Is it a grape? Is it a Champagne. Is it from America? These are the questions I get from blog followers and daily customers and therefore, it comes that time in our relationship that I can’t […]Read More It’s Time We Had That Prosecco Talk!