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”"
The Hedonistic Taster by L.M. Archer The Willamette Valley Edition Some timely tasting notes on a few Willamette Valley wines. TASTING NOTES: Wine: Megan Anne Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Vintage: 2016 Alcohol: 14.3% Link to Producer Specs here. Suggested Retail: $40 Robe: Dark garnet robe. Nose: Heady aromas of spice, peat, juniper. Bouche: Dark red […]Read more "The Hedonistic Taster: Willamette Valley Wines"
The Hedonistic Taster by L.M. Archer Roederer Estate | Anderson Valley, CA. “Tête de Cuvée: A wine produced from the first pressing of the grapes, generally considered superior in quality.” – Oxford Dictionary Brilliance knows no bounds. In 1876, Louis Roederer produced Champagne’s first Cuvée de Prestige, an exclusive bottling for the Tsar of Russia christened Cristal. […]Read more "The Hedonistic Taster: Roederer Estate – L’Hermitage 2011 Brut"
Mendocino Growers Optimistic for 2018 Harvest Conditions a return to normal, several growers report resorting to H2A process for labor by L.M. Archer Bonterra Organic Vineyards, Butler Ranch, Anderson Valley. Ukiah, Calif.—From ideal flowering and “nearly normal” bud break, to favorable fruit set and encouraging cluster counts, Mendocino County growers and vintners are optimistic […]Read more "My Latest in Wines & Vines: Mendocino Harvest 2018"
“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer The Hedonistic Taster by L.M. Archer William Heritage Vineyards | Outer Coastal Plain, NJ “Fiat vinum en vinea.” (‘Let the wine be made in the vineyard.’) – Outer Coastal Plain AVA motto In my endless […]Read more "The Hedonistic Taster: William Heritage Vineyards 2014 Vintage Brut"
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"
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