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
From Minnesota To Argentina Above are Piattelli Vineyards‘ owner Jon and Arlene Malinski who are Minnesota natives and lifelong residents who have spent the past 15 years passionate about Argentina’s wine after they found the potential for a winery on vacation in 2000. The original winery was owned in the 1940’s by descendants of the […]Read More Malbec? I Cry For You Argentina :-(((
We Should Drink More NZ Pinot Noir The perfect conditions for the finicky grape Pinot Noir is on the South Islands of New Zealand yet most consumers equate NZ with is Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a little darker in color than Oregon Pinots but they don’ blend there and they have similar flavor profiles and as […]Read More More To NZ Than Sauvignon Blanc!
Dusted Valley’s Second Label In 2003, Wisconsin natives Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel left the comforts of their corporate jobs to move to Walla Walla and fulfill their dream of crafting world-class wine. Combining Washington State grapes with their rough and tumble know-how and a sizeable piece of their souls, the family created Dusted Valley […]Read More Boomtown Trying To Please Everyone!!
There are a handful of countries or wine producing regions that consumers think of in a negative way as low end wine. Australia, Greece, New York State, South Africa, and Sadly, Chile. Somehow, consumers believe Chile is the home of large format table wines and lower end bulk wines. That couldn’t be further from […]Read More Warmer Weather.. Get Chile!
The Top Dogs Of The Den Top Dogs – Jeremy and Emma Borg established Painted Wolf Wines in 2007. Jeremy worked in the San Francisco area for many years, first as a cook and restaurant owner. After selling his restaurant he followed his life passion- wine, working in retail, for a broker and eventually in […]Read More “I Am The Boy Who Tried Wolf”!
The Man Who Found Value In Spain When Jorge Ordóñez arrived in the United States in 1987, the international Spanish wine market was bleak. Jorge grew up in Málaga and managed his family’s wholesale wine business before arriving in the United States. As a result, he understood the potential market for Spanish wine in the […]Read More Spanish Wines Owe Jorge Ordonez !!
A Lot Of History In The Douro Located in a prime spot in the Douro Demarcated Region in Northern Portugal, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Like all the other great Douro estates, Quinta do Crasto dates far back into ancient times. The […]Read More Unoaked Young Douro Provides Value!
A.O.C. In The Southern Rhone When most wine consumers think of the Southern Rhone of France, they think of Cotes Du Rhone, Chateauneuf Du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. How often do you think about Rasteau?? The Rasteau appellation covers mostly the commune of Rasteau, but also includes some vineyards in Cairanne and Sablet. 47 hectares […]Read More Hidden Affordable Gem In The Rhone!
Barolo Is Not A Grape Many wine consumers think that Barolo and Barbaresco and even Gattinara are grapes or types of wine. Wrong! In the northwestern corner of Italy in Piedmont there is a Grape Varietal called “Nebbiolo” and it is used 100% in the Villages named Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. Above is an aerial […]Read More Barolo, Barbaresco On A Budget!