Wine Business Monthly: More than 2,000 wine industry professionals attend Oregon Wine Symposium By L.M. Archer Portland, OR. – More than 2,000 Oregon wine industry professionals gathered on February 12 and 13 for the annual Oregon Wine Symposium, held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. Hosted by the Oregon Wine Board (OWB) and […]Read more "My Latest in Wine Business Monthly: Oregon Wine Symposium 2019"
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 […]Read more "The Hedonistic Taster: California Dreamin’ Wines Edition"
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 […]Read more "My Latest in @SevenFiftyDaily: 7 Tips for Building a Sparkling Wine List that Pops"
What’s Popping in Sparkling Wine Packaging As more wineries add a sparkler to their portfolios, they also aim to have that bottling stand out by L.M. Archer According to a 2017 Nielsen study, 71% of consumers don’t know what they want when they walk into a store looking to buy some wine. Nielsen concluded packaging […]Read more "My Latest in Wines & Vines Magazine: “What’s Popping in Sparkling Wine Packaging”"
Foothill Growers Happy With ‘Normal’ Vintage While labor remains a challenge, relief at a lack vintage “drama” and hopes for normal yields by L. M. Archer Placerville, Calif—Several growers in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a sprawling wine region ranging in microclimates, soil types and elevations, say they are cautiously optimistic about the 2018 vintage. Amador […]Read more "My Latest in Wines & Vines: Foothills Growers Happy with ‘Normal’ Vintage"
Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability Winegrowers go green for future generations By L.M. Archer Oregon leads the country in more than premium wine growth; according to the Oregon Wine Board, 48 percent of Oregon vineyards are currently certified sustainable. Here’s how a few are sowing the seeds for future generations. Sustaining a Legacy Brooks Wine […]Read more "My Latest in Oregon Wine Press: “Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability”"