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Frustration Over Mislabeling

I received a press release that caught my attention and found it worthy of sharing. On March 10, 2006, the United States and the European Union signed an agreement to end mislabeling of wines in the U.S. by prohibiting new labels with misleading names such as Champagne or Port. However, existing labels were “grandfathered in,” […]

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Oregon Pinot Producers Who Paved the Way

Near the end of Willamette Valley’s harvest of 2009, I stood in the tasting room at Montinore Estate predicting it would be a year to rival 2002. To date, no one has chimed in to support that prediction. Seems a lot of publications are doubling back on their 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir reviews. Now […]

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Why Do People Create and Read Wine Blogs?

Yup, that’s the question posed by David Cray, an Associate Professor at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. David created a survey to ask people why they create blogs, what readers are looking for, and what sort of wine blogs appeal to readers. The intent is to collect data from […]

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Grapes are in, verdict is still out. Harvest 2010

It’s that time of year again. The harvest is almost over for most west coast  growers and many of the wines are being made from what was a challenging vintage.  Here in Willamette Valley, particularly Chehalem Mountain AVA, we can describe our thoughts on the results of this harvest first hand because we picked Pinot […]

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Whether we like it or not, Social Media is changing our Wine World

The social media paradigm is transforming our media landscape to an unrecognizable form many are not willing to accept. Are you one of them? Then listen up because this paradigm shift is happening whether you like it or not and I have a few tips to help you transition to the new media world. It’s […]

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New Anderson Valley Winery Debuts

Boonville, Calif., May 8, 2008 – The newest winery in Anderson Valley, Calif. debuted May 8, 2008 with the launch of Foursight Wines, a small family owned and operated winery producing just a few hundred cases of cool-climate Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc each year. Foursight Winery, Charles Vineyard, Anderson Valley (more…)

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