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An Oregonian Classic for the Holidays

/ Updated on December 25, 2014

As one of Oregon’s founding wine families, David and Ginny Adelsheim purchased and planted 19 acres on the Chehalem Mountains (pronounced Sha-HAY-lem) in 1971, built a home, raised a family, and in 1978, produced their first commercial wines. Today, they … Continue reading

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A Family Affair

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

You would have to be of a certain vintage to remember the TV show of the same name (1966-1971).  The inimitable Mr. French, played by Sebastian Cabot, was the caretaker/butler for Uncle Bill (Brian Keith), a widowed father of two … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek (and Indian) to Me

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

Until we brought in the Kikones Malagousia, many of our customers had never experienced a Greek wine. Unless you count Ouzo (which I don’t), that powerful anise-flavored drink that is more akin to lighter fluid.  My husband loved his Ouzo … Continue reading

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Demystifying Châteauneuf-du-Pape

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

I’ll admit I was intimidated by this French wine long before I learned how to pronounce it. (“Pape” is pronounced “pop”.) Sounding more like a bed and breakfast you might find in Provençe rather than a classic Rhône-style wine, the … Continue reading

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Mollydooker is Back

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

Our customers love Mollydooker wines, and so do we. So we brought back five of them! The wine has a great back-story, and it’s the story of Sarah and Sparky. Bear with me. You’re gonna love it. Once upon a … Continue reading

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Brazilian Wines — Who Knew!?

/ Updated on September 19, 2014

With all the hubbub over the opening of Lula Brazil, John Rankin’s great article on Brazilian vintages is more timely than ever. Enjoy! Ten years ago, you could have checked all your wine books and found no mention of wines … Continue reading

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Dead Arm Down Under!

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

No, I’m not referring to the condition known as a limb “falling asleep,” or an ineffective relief pitcher.  Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa lata which randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often vines … Continue reading

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Springtime for Sancerre

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

With the first rays of sun, tiny buds appear on the branches before the opening of the foliage. A few weeks later, the formation of grapes suggests the future harvest. Under the watchful eye of Jean-Yves Delaporte, the ripened grapes … Continue reading

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The Delaware Connection

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

Tatiana and Gerret Copeland live in Wilmington, but they own 104 rolling acres of Bouchaine Vineyards in the southernmost part of Napa Valley’s famed Carneros region. The vineyards include two terraced outcroppings named the Garetto Hills, after Johnny Garetto, who … Continue reading

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The Organics are Coming!

/ Updated on December 5, 2014

Though we already have a nice portfolio of organic wines from around the globe, our customers are always asking for more wines that are produced sustainably or that are certified Organic. We listened to you! The Terra Sàvia (“wise earth”) … Continue reading

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