Psst…Want a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of a Wine Competition?

Sip Northwest Magazine  “Behind the Scenes of a Wine Competition” Ever wonder what it’s like to judge a wine competition? Recently, I joined an esteemed panel of wine judges, including Maxine Borcherding, Christopher Czarnecki, Eric Degerman, Carl Giavanti, Otto Han, Hoke Harden,  Christine Havens, Patrick McElligott, Ken Robertson,Steven Sinkler,  and Fred Swan to adjudicate the […]

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Got SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic 2019 Wine Competition Winners?

Sip! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic 2019 Wine Competition Award Winners Announced Surprise Oregon Wine Country Wine Garners Gold It’s Official: Best of Show Stuns All-Star Panel It’s a small-town event with global appeal, right in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. Now in its 26th year,  the SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic takes […]

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Wine Industry Interviews: Tina Morey – #WineStudio

Today’s Wine Industry Interview: Tina Morey | #WineStudio By L.M. Archer Note: This is a reprint of a previous interview I conducted with sommelier, educator and thought leader Tina Morey, founder of virtual wine community #WineStudio. Blame cake shop owner-turned-sommelier Tina Morey for the viral success of virtual tasting ‘venue’ #WineStudio. As Tina describes it, […]

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Got SIP! McMinnville Food and Wine Classic 2019?

It’s official! Delighted to announce that I’m a returning judge at SIP! McMinnville Food & Wine Classic Wine Competition. This year’s wine competition takes place on January 19, 2019 at The Barberry in downtown McMinnville, Oregon. There, I’ll join an all-star panel of wine experts as we taste through over 200 premium  Oregon pinot noirs […]

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The Hedonistic Taster: California Dreamin’ Wines Edition

  The Hedonistic Taster California Dreamin’ Wines 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 the start to the New Year with this […]

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The Hedonistic Taster: Exotic + Sparkling Wine Holiday Edition

The Hedonistic Taster Exotic + Sparkling Wine 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 Exotic Wines Holiday edition, showcasing bubbles […]

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The Hedonistic Taster: Troon Vineyard

  The Hedonistic Taster Troon Vineyard – Applegate Valley, Oregon 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 edition featuring Troon Vineyard, a biodynamic […]

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The Hedonistic Taster: French-Style Season #Winophiles

The Hedonistic Taster French-Style Season 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 December French #Winophiles edition, showcasing “French-Style Season” Wines offered this […]

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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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