Posts belonging to Category Dessert
Largenex and tBoW lugged enough wines to stuff a bird. The diners drank and munched, took a break, then they dined and munched some more. We ran through a dozen red and white wines the most notable of which are singled out below. However, the dessert wines like the desserts stole the show. (more…)
The name is Ruxin, James Ruxin. Jim has been selling the most collectible wines to a select clientele for decades. Getting on his customer list was once a bit like getting the unlisted phone number for Ma Maison. Except, what Ruxin has to offer is much different than what you got at the old A-list venue. Today it is easier to see what he has to sell. Just email him – email@example.com – and asked to be put on his Village Wine of Brentwood mail list. (more…)
The 2010 Portland Independent Wine Festival that took place on May 8 is a very manageable tour de force that promotes hand crafted artisanal wines and winemakers. This is the second post on the festival which focuses on Byron Dooley, the enthusiastic and innovative winemaker and owner of the Seven of Hearts brand. [ed. pen and ink drawing above captures Dooley's Luminous Hills vineyard by Yamhill artist Terry Peasley] (more…)
Wine Festivals are a staple of the “wine industry”. Regions use them to promote their odd varietals which hopefully brings attention and sales to growers and wineries. Festivals are especially important when a region has the misfortune of being situated adjacent to Napa or Sonoma such as it is for the Anderson Valley where California’s best Pinot Noir is grown.
Oregon’s Willamette Valley does not have this problem having been branded as one of the superior regions in the world for growing Pinot Noir nearly 25 years ago when Domaine Drouhin set up shop in the Dundee Hills. These days only forgotten regions in Oregon such as Umpqua vie for recognition like “Oregon’s oldest wine growing region”. (more…)