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!!
Oregon Wine Month Highlight Trisaetum May is Oregon Wine Month and Mother’s Day. I speak all the time about how so much great wine is coming out of Oregon especially Pinots: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir Rose. All this didn’t happen 2 years ago. It actually began fifty million years ago when […]Read More Tristen + Tatum = Trisaetum…Wine!
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!
Us Sommeliers go thru quite an extensive training and blind tasting curriculum at any level, and it is all driven by our Passion for wine and to spread the gospel. Yes we know that you as the consumer are entitled to buy the same wine, the same brand and the same grape over and over […]Read More Tired Of Drinking The Same Wine???
List Of Some “Originals” To Try Pinot Gris From Alsace France Instead Of Pinot Grigio White Burgundy Instead of American Chardonnay Red Burgundy Instead Of American Pinot Noir Primitivo Di Manduria Instead of American Red Zinfandel Right Bank Bordeaux Instead Of American Merlot Vouvray Instead of American Chenin Blanc Sancerre Our Pouilly Fume Instead […]Read More If You Only Buy Wines By Grape Name, Try The Originals!
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!!
After coming off a Mediocre at best vintage of 2011 in Oregon in my opinion, the 2014 harvest is looking amazing. I have been following the harvest that began last month and is still going on in some vineyards out in Oregon and when the 2014 Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris are released, we may […]Read More Good Times Ahead For Oregon Pinotphiles
I would have to say that currently Pinot Grigio is overtaking Chardonnay in Restaurants and Wine Bars across America as the number one consumed white wine. Pinot Gris (pronounced Pee-No- Greeee) was actually first discovered in Burgundy, France but most people know the grape from Alsace, France. The word Gris (Gree) means Grey in English […]Read More Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio. Same Grape, Different Taste!