Guest Wine Writer Series: Caroline Henry Bioenergetic Wines in Champagne Note: As I prepare for coverage of Oregon Bubbles Fest 2019, I wanted to share this reprint of an article by esteemed Champagne expert Caroline Henry for a guest author series I previously hosted on another site. Here, Caroline addresses perhaps one of the most […]Read more "Guest Wine Writer: Caroline Henry on Bioenergetic Wines in Champagne"
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, […]Read more "Wine Industry Interviews: Tina Morey – #WineStudio"
Happy New Year, All! As the new year begins, I’m delighted – and honored – to announce my selection as one of ten participants from 100 applicants fortunate to attend the 2019 International Wine Tourism Conference in Basque Country and Rioja Alavesa from 11-16 March 2019. This event provides an opportunity for select members of […]Read more "Got Enotourism? IWINETC 2019"
Joyeux Noël | Buon Natale | Feliz Navidad | God Jul ! As this year ends, I thought it appropriate to share with you a recap of the professional work I’ve been privileged to produce in 2018: The Gorge Magazine: Sparkling Wine winebusiness.com: The Family Coppola Acquires Vista Hills Vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills SevenFiftyDaily: […]Read more "Happy Holidays!"
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 […]Read more "My Latest in Wines & Vines Magazine: Domestic Sparkling Wine Finds Its Identity"
Washington Wineries Move to Former Brewery by L.M. Archer Woodinville, Wash.—Sparkman Cellars and DeLille Cellars made what one described as a “game changing” move to set up shop in a vacant brewery once operated by Redhook. “There is not another Redhook,” says Chris Sparkman, director of winemaking and founder of Sparkman Cellars. “There’s […]Read more "My Latest in Wines & Vines: Washington Wineries Move to Former Brewery"
Welcome! This site replaces my former site http://www.binnotes.com Please take time to familiarize yourself with the new format and menu, and don’t forget to follow me on my rebranded social media sites! Simply click on the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner of the new website, then press each of the appropriate social […]Read more "Fine Wine Wordsmith’s New Home"