From Etude To Oregon Tony Soter has demonstrated a genius in crafting award winning wine over his four decades of innovative winegrowing; A dedication and reverence to the purity and intrinsic nature of the craft; a mastery is revealed in his artful ability to allow the character of the place to resonate in the wines; […]Read More Wine For The Palate. Good For The Planet
Washington State Syrah…NOPE! Washingon State Anything….NOPE! Greek Wines…NOPE! Roero Arneis.. NOPE! Pinotage , South Africa….NOPE! FINALLY…after years and years and years of marketing and focusing on any grape that starts with the word Pinot…as in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc… Oregon…YES!!!!! Even though I personally and others have been preaching the gospel for […]Read More It’s Willamette DAMN-IT!!
Happy July 4th. You know how I feel about “Rosé Season” There shouldn’t be one! Drink Pink all year. 99% of consumers ask for Rosés from Provence in the South of France. I think on America’s Independence Day, July 4th should be all about Patriotism. Of course California and New York and many other states […]Read More Rosé Made In The USA!
Constantly about 99% of consumers looking for a white wine especially from Italy ask for a Pinot Grigio. Italians have so many wonderful diverse white wines and yet in Italy very few drink Pinot Grigio. For the most part, with few exceptions they are boring and not complex. Pinot Gris (Gree) is the original […]Read More Let’s A-Gris To Not Diss-A-Gris!
Don’t write the nasty comments.. this is my OPINION and My ADVICE. There are many other Opinions and Viewpoints. I have been to Burgundy France, All of California Areas such as Russian River, Carneros, Central Coast, Santa Barbara. I have tasted almost every single Pinot: Blanc, Gris And Especially Noir from Alsace, New Zealand, […]Read More Larry’s Law: If It Starts With The Word “PINOT”.. ONLY Drink It From OREGON!
I must confess since rejoining ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in February of 2017 I had Seen This Wine In My Pinot Noir Section but I had no idea until recently that it was designed as a Direct to You Wine from Stewart Boedecker and his Winemaking better half Athena Pappas of Boedecker Cellars and […]Read More “Direct To You” Pinot From PDX To MCO!
I and every other wine expert in a retail shop must get this question at least 25-30 times per day. The problem is there isn’t a simple answer. It would be rude to answer the question “Where are your Pinot Grigios” by saying… “Everywhere in the store” So let me break this down and explain […]Read More Excuse Me Sir..Where Are Your Pinot Grigios? Well..This Aisle This Aisle And This Aisle!!
I have said it before to all my Oregon Winemaker friends, I realize you had to clear your warehouses of 2011 product however, it was not a “DIFFERENT” Vintage than 2012. It just plain SUCKED!!! Even now, Wine Spectator is calling the 2012 vintage SUPERB, AMAZING, THE VINTAGE OF THE DECADE!! I may not go […]Read More 2012 Oregon Pinot, Game Over !!!