de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations …
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Did you miss IPNC 2022 in Oregon’s Wine Country?

Last week the launch of Philippe Andre’s podcast episode signified the kick-off for this week’s newsletter focusing on IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration). …
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Visiting Bledsoe McDaniels Coulee Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills located in Oregon Wine Country

Many moons ago, I mentioned I would tell you about my trip to Bledsoe McDaniels. Well, today is the day! As I was saying two …
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The Incredible Oregon Winemaker Isabelle Meunier

I am sad my calendar is already full for this next event, and I will have to live vicariously through you. The Carlton Winemakers Studio …
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Oregon Wine History and Siltstone Wines

The newsletter on Dion last week took a solid year to come to life. I have no idea how long this story has been brewing …
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A Stunning Visit to Granville Wine Company

I have noticed a trend with my winery visits this year. It is all about checking off wineries on my ever-growing list. I have no …
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Tasting Historic Brickhouse Wines in Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge AVA

Over the years, I have uncovered many people coming from the world of Tech into wine. I can relate to getting back to an essential …
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A Glance at Dion Vineyard

Some stories take a bit of time to unfold. It’s not because the story isn’t good. There are simply times when you are …
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Potter’s Vineyard Celebrating Ten Years in Oregon’s Wine Country

Twenty years ago, a 3.5-acre vineyard named Elle Reve was planted with Dijon clones 115, 114, 667, 777, and Pommard. The winery was called Laura Volkman Vineyards, and Laura …
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Talking with Chris Mazepink of White Walnut

When we hear about a new winery opening, there is always a backstory of the who and the why. There are many stories where the …
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de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations and events at Domaine Serene. I knew she was married…

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de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations and events at Domaine Serene. I knew she was married…

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Podcast – Dave and Sara Specter from Bells Up Winery

The podcast for this week is all about Dave and Sara at Bells Up Winery! I visited early last year, tasted through their wines, had a killer lunch, and had an out-of-this-world time! Unfortunately, that…

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Podcast – Kathryn Hermann from 00 Wines

I was talking with Kathryn Hermann from 00 Wines in April, and she was trying to get me to interview her husband, Chris, and winemaker Matt Perry. My gut told me it would be a…

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Did you miss IPNC 2022 in Oregon’s Wine Country?

Last week the launch of Philippe Andre’s podcast episode signified the kick-off for this week’s newsletter focusing on IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration). With Philippe being the Master of Ceremony, I had a small window…

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Podcast – Getting to know Philippe Andre Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40

I have been waiting for this day since April 19. Today I finally get to announce my podcast interview with Philippe Andre, aka niquesomm on Instagram, and the Master of Ceremony for IPNC this year.…

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Podcast – Getting to know Philippe Andre Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40

I have been waiting for this day since April 19. Today I finally get to announce my podcast interview with Philippe Andre, aka niquesomm on Instagram, and the Master of Ceremony for IPNC this year.…

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Visiting Bledsoe McDaniels Coulee Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills located in Oregon Wine Country

Many moons ago, I mentioned I would tell you about my trip to Bledsoe McDaniels. Well, today is the day! As I was saying two weeks ago, it was a quintessential Oregon Summer Day. The…

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Visiting Bledsoe McDaniels Coulee Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills located in Oregon Wine Country

Many moons ago, I mentioned I would tell you about my trip to Bledsoe McDaniels. Well, today is the day! As I was saying two weeks ago, it was a quintessential Oregon Summer Day. The…

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Podcast – Vincent Fritzsche

I had the pleasure of speaking with Vincent Fritzsche from Vincent Wine Company. Back in 2020, when I was doing A.J.’s Happy Hour, Vincent decided to join us. Before the virtual meetup, I met Vincent…

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Podcast – Michael Juergens Bhutan Wine Company

The first time my path crossed with Michael Juergens of the Bhutan Wine Company was in May of 2019 when he posted pictures of him planting vines in the country of Bhutan via a WhatsApp…

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Podcast – Leah Jorgensen

Today I am pleased to announce my conversation with Leah Jorgensen. She runs everything behind the Leah Jorgensen Cellars wine label. She is known for focusing on something a bit different in Oregon Wine, Cab…

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The Incredible Oregon Winemaker Isabelle Meunier

I am sad my calendar is already full for this next event, and I will have to live vicariously through you. The Carlton Winemakers Studio has been holding a Vineyard Series Tour. On Saturday, July…

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The Incredible Oregon Winemaker Isabelle Meunier

I am sad my calendar is already full for this next event, and I will have to live vicariously through you. The Carlton Winemakers Studio has been holding a Vineyard Series Tour. On Saturday, July…

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Podcast – Approachment Wines Jessica and Paden West

This podcast episode this week with Approachment Wines is another classic example of stories overlapping and intertwining in a way that would be impossible if I had only visited the winery. For example, one of…

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Oregon Wine History and Siltstone Wines

The newsletter on Dion last week took a solid year to come to life. I have no idea how long this story has been brewing for me. I know it started before November 13, 2020,…

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Oregon Wine History and Siltstone Wines

The newsletter on Dion last week took a solid year to come to life. I have no idea how long this story has been brewing for me. I know it started before November 13, 2020,…

View Post

A Stunning Visit to Granville Wine Company

I have noticed a trend with my winery visits this year. It is all about checking off wineries on my ever-growing list. I have no idea how long Granville Wine Company has been on my…

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A Stunning Visit to Granville Wine Company

I have noticed a trend with my winery visits this year. It is all about checking off wineries on my ever-growing list. I have no idea how long Granville Wine Company has been on my…

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Tasting Historic Brickhouse Wines in Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge AVA

Over the years, I have uncovered many people coming from the world of Tech into wine. I can relate to getting back to an essential kind of life and not having the stress of an…

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Tasting Historic Brickhouse Wines in Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge AVA

Over the years, I have uncovered many people coming from the world of Tech into wine. I can relate to getting back to an essential kind of life and not having the stress of an…

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Podcast – Bryan and Laura of Hazelfern

My interview with Bryan and Laura from Hazelfern

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