2022 Oregon Wine and Field Report

2017 and 2019 Set the Stage for Oregon Library Wines while 2020 Vintage bely Wildfire Choices Wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley are shaping their portfolios with several distinctive vintages that will set the tone for years to come. From the near-perfect 2017 vintage, the tranquil 2019 vintage, and the much-maligned 2020 “fire vintage” this year’s …

When Alsace meets Columbia Valley

https://youtu.be/UdbLsNso2X0 2021 Oasis Vineyard Riesling Columbia Valley by Gonzales Wine Company. I love ❤️ PNW Riesling for the crisp, dry Alsatian experience and Cristina’s offering is no exception. Clear lemon color. Medium [+] intensity aromas of pear, honeysuckle, blossom, green apple and some trace minerality with developing characteristics. Dry with medium [+] acid on the …

Will Travel for Wine! The Future of Vino-tourism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecyOYS3koH4&t=68s (April 23, 2022) The #wine tourism global market size is expected to more than triple by 2030 to ~29.6B euros. This week a US District Court in Florida struck down the CDC mask guidelines across America, albeit within days of its expiration. Wine enthusiasts have padded their cellars to the point of overflow during …

Alexander Valley Vineyards: An Old Schoolhouse, New Directions and a Dog named Cocoa too

The old schoolhouse was built over 150 years ago and sits on a hill overlooking the Alexander Valley and California highway 128. It's July in the early summer growing season and the grapevines are lush with clusters pre-veraison, cared for by the waters coming from the top of the Mayacamas Mountains that the land is …

Willamette Valley Sparkles with 2015 and 2016 Vintage Offerings

Summertime is a beautiful time in Oregon. Portland showcases the Waterfront Blues Festival. The Coast radiates expressions of glory with each beach sunset. As part of our family vacation we took a day to taste some of the newer vintage offerings from Willamette Valley winemakers. The 2015 vintage was nearly perfect condition for the region. …