Last week I had the good luck to meet Luca Paschina for the third time at an event in New York on wines from Virginia. All of the wines showed beautifully but I have a soft spot for those from Barboursville both because they are extremely well- made wines and because they were my first... Continue Reading →
Here’s another re-posting ahead of upcoming Oregon Wine Month. In addition to our Oregon Wine Trail event in New York at the Altman Building on May 6th, here are some other great events that are happening in the coming week or two.
Boston / May 2: 60 Oregon wineries are coming to you for Willamette Valley Wine’s Pinot in the City.
Boston / May 3: Willamette Valley wineries join together for a pairing dinner at City Winery.
Washington, D.C. / May 7: Eight stellar producers are bringing 40 wines to ZachysDC.
And so much more because of course, May is Oregon Wine Month everywhere.
Last fall with members of the Society of Wine Educators conference, I was able to visit Adelsheim in Oregon. I confess I had no idea about the importance of this winery to the founding of the Oregon wine industry. I had heard of David Lett, whose winery I wrote about last week, but I didn’t know much about the other founding members of the Oregon winery industry. Adelsheim bought their property in 1971 in the Chehalem Mountains. They were the first winery in the area. David Adelsheim planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thinking it was the perfect terroir for these grapes. Time has proved him correct.
They own more than 200 acres of land in the Willamette Valley, with 180 acres planted to vines. The soils in the area are a mix of volcanic and sedimentary soils. Their winemaker is Gina Hennen.
Adelsheim is also a member of “LIVE”, …
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Today's post for Wine Wednesday is all about the Stoller Family Estate Vineyards. I had the good fortune to visit this vineyard last summer as part of the Society of Wine Educators conference in August. As you might know from reading my blog these past six months, I fell in love with Oregon as a... Continue Reading →
Last fall with members of the Society of Wine Educators conference, I was able to visit Adelsheim in Oregon. I confess I had no idea about the importance of this winery to the founding of the Oregon wine industry. I had heard of David Lett, whose winery I wrote about last week, but I didn't... Continue Reading →
After the horrific events of this weekend, I am thinking about Virginia and how often I have enjoyed being there. When I was a girl, my parents took me to Jefferson's home and to UVA. I remember how impressed I was with the campus and how much I wanted to seem like a college student... Continue Reading →
I wrote this post two years ago. So much has changed in my life and in the USA. It's breathtaking. Read my piece here.
I have some pictures of Sonoma but I felt like posting this one of the Golden Gate as a well-known wine writer, Alder, is in town today. I'm going to go see him speak about his new book so this is a short post. I'm tasting my way through wines that were sent to me... Continue Reading →
While wine is not the first topic that comes to mind when I think of New Mexico, there is a flourishing industry in that beautiful state and I bet everyone has had at least one wine from New Mexico if they live in the United States. The wine I am talking about is sparkling wine... Continue Reading →
California has been on my mind since a recent trip there in late September. While there I tasted a number of interesting Chardonnays but I must say my new favorite, I came late to the party, is the Hanzell Vineyards Chardonnay that I tasted at the Frederick Wildman tasting last month. This winery from Sonoma... Continue Reading →