Category: Oregon

Pinot’s Siren Call Of Seduction Seminar at VanWineFest 2019

Pinot Noir wines at VanWineFest 2019 seminar

Today’s seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was on the Pinot Noir grape.  Wine educator, author and historian Paul Wagner and a panel of Pinot Noir producers from Burgundy, Oregon, California, New Zealand, and BC’s Okanagan Valley talked to…

Celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig with Wine

Chinese New Year of the Brown Pig (Image courtesy www.thechinesezodiac.org)

February 5, 2019 is the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Pig.   In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. 2019 is supposed to be a great year to make money, and a good year to invest. According…

A Plethora of Wine Gems from the Vintage West Portfolio for You

Vintage West portfolio of wines

One of the perks of being a wine writer is an invitation to a portfolio tasting from a wine agent.  The agency can bring out winery principals in some cases, who you can have a chat to about their wines. …

Vintage Corks 10th Anniversary Portfolio Tasting – Get Your Tickets

Vintage Corks

Vancouver-based wine importer Vintage Corks is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a walk-around tasting featuring some of the world’s most exclusive wineries. Vintage Corks is unusual among local wine importers in that the agency specializes in acclaimed and hard-to-find boutique wines…

The School of Cool: Wine Tasting Notes from the i4C

Blind tasting Chardonnay for the Soil Smackdown

As promised I have enclosed my tasting notes for the wines I sampled at the three International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration seminars.  Many of these Chardonnay come from Ontario, but there are also wines from BC, California, Chile, France and…

Leonetti Cellar – The Original Winery of Walla Walla

Tulalip Resort Casino seminar featuring Leonetti Cellars Figgins Estate and Toil Oregon wines

The Birth of Leonetti Cellar Did you know that the first commercial grape vines, that are still in use today in Walla Walla, Washington was by the Leonetti family in 1974?  There were some vines planted in the 1950s by…

Watch for Vintage Oregon Wine Tasting in Portland @Oregon_Wine

Are you a lover of Pinots?  Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, I am sure will be front and centre at the Vintage Oregon, all-Oregon wine tasting in Portland on April 28, 2013.  Along with these well known varietal wines, you…