The Hedonistic Taster: Willamette Valley Holiday Edition

The Hedonistic Taster Willamette Valley Holiday Edition by L.M. Archer “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format for sharing industry trade sample tasting notes with readers. Please enjoy this special holiday edition, showcasing the wines of Oregon’s […]

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My latest in Wine Business: ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Wine Auction Raises More Than $1 Million for Vineyard Worker Healthcare Foundation

¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Wine Auction Raises More Than $1 Million for Vineyard Worker Healthcare Foundation The two-day event and auction raised a record amount for the Tuality Healthcare Foundation. by L.M. Archer Dundee, OR. – The Oregon wine community raised $1,055,000 at the 2018 ¡Salud! Premiere Oregon Pinot Noir Wine Auction this year, exceeding […]

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My Latest in Wines & Vines Magazine: Domestic Sparkling Wine Finds Its Identity

Domestic Sparkling Wine Finds Its Identity Winemakers on both coasts of the U.S. describe their processes in producing méthode champenoise wine By L. M. Archer While many in the wine trade consider Champagne the “king of wines and wine of kings,” more consumers increasingly regard sparkling wine as its equally regal offspring. Astute Champagne houses […]

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Breaking News: The Family Coppola Acquires Vista Hills Vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills

Breaking News: My inaugural story in Wine Business Monthly: The Family Coppola Acquires Vista Hills Vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills by L.M. Archer   The Family Coppola has closed on the purchase of Vista Hills Vineyard in Dundee Hills, Oregon, a landmark acquisition that allies two respected wine families, expands borders, and underscores the company’s commitment to […]

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My Latest Cover Story in Oregon Wine Press: Bubbling Brew – Sparkling bewitches Oregon industry

Bubbling Brew Sparkling bewitches Oregon industry By L.M. Archer Sparkling wine demands time, toil and treasure. It’s also seductive as hell. Just ask Oregon winemakers. Already renowned for premium Pinot Noir, the state now threatens to outshine other wine regions in bubbles. Many ascribe this burgeoning fizz fame to a far-flung band of passionate winemakers […]

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My Latest in @SevenFiftyDaily: 7 Tips for Building a Sparkling Wine List that Pops

7 Tips for Building a Sparkling Wine List that Pops From menu organization to pricing, here’s how to set your bubbly selection apart by L.M. Archer The sparkling-wine market is on a seemingly unquenchable climb. In 2016, U.S. consumption alone rose 6.6 percent, according to the 2017 Wine Handbook of the Beverage Information Group, with […]

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The Hedonistic Taster: Mt. Beautiful Winery – North Canterbury, New Zealand

The Hedonistic Taster by L.M. Archer Mt. Beautiful Winery – North Canterbury, New Zealand As a wine writer, It’s rare to desire every wine sampled in a tasting line-up. Yet each Mt. Beautiful Winery wine here elicits a hankering for more. Hats off to Mt. Beautiful winemaker Sam Weaver, a quiet leader in New Zealand’s […]

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