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WINE CLUB WINES FOR JULY, 2017

WINE CLUB WINES FOR JULY, 2017

We have a stellar lineup this month for our valued Wine Club Members. Reviews are below. Note that quite a few folks are having wine held in our nice, cold warehouse because it’s too hot to ship! 2014 Lemelson Pinot Noir Six Vineyards$21 / bottlePinotguy 90 Pointshttps://goo.gl/qCXPJ7Premium Wine ClubLemelson delivers the goods at the value end of the price spectrum with this gorgeous quaffer, blended from lots sourced from all of their estate vineyards. It’s juicy, fresh, lively, and shows off the dark red / blackberry fruit character of the vintage. It’s quite open knit and drinkable now, and should...

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OUR FIRST INTERNET VIDEO! HOW TO SPIT WINE . . .

OUR FIRST INTERNET VIDEO! HOW TO SPIT WINE . . .

We love wine!  But sometimes the trappings of snobby wine tasting are just too much. Here’s a quick video that shows how wine spitting usually works in the real world! Thanks to Tiffany for running the camera, and to Jennifer for being willing to shoot those wine drinking scenes over and over . . 

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EXHUMING AND DISMISSING THE ROLLED RIM “PROBLEM”

EXHUMING AND DISMISSING THE ROLLED RIM “PROBLEM”

Exhuming and Dismissing the Rolled Rim “Problem” It’s the size of the glass that matters Does a beaded rim on a glass really screw up the way a wine tastes? Such is modern stemware orthodoxy. I think the size of the bowl, for developing aroma, is far more important. Here’s why. Being a modern wine marketer who completely identifies with and understands the Millennials (ahem), I run a few ads on the Facebook. One ad has a picture of a wine glass with a beaded rim, and exhorts the potential customer to “Enjoy your pinot noir even more with our...

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THE WINES OF LINGUA FRANCA

THE WINES OF LINGUA FRANCA

2015 Lingua Franca Dominique Lafon and Larry Stone Come Out Swinging! It’s hard to avoid comparing Lingua Franca to Evening Land, so I’m not going to avoid it. After all, Larry Stone, well-known Master Sommelier and former GM of Evening Land is a lead in the project. And, Burgundian winemaker extraordinaire Dominique Lafon is now the executive winemaker – just like he was at Evening Land during their heady, early days of standing Oregon wine on its head (particularly with chardonnay).  Thomas Savry is the boots-on-the-ground winemaker, fresh off his assistant stint at Evening Land. And the big, soaring, artfully...

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THE WINES OF WALTER SCOTT

THE WINES OF WALTER SCOTT

The Wines of Walter Scott     Special!  Mixed Six Pack of Walter Scott Designated Pinots $20 OFF regular price    Find the Walter Scott wines and all wines in this offer HERE   Walter Scott Wines is without question le producteur de la moment in Oregon. A series of big-magazine write-ups, very strong critical scores, and an online marketing campaign that includes the super-cute 3 year old daughter of the owners wandering the vineyards have all combined to make this brand red hot. Just last weekend, a lot of 5 cases from Walter Scott Wines fetched $15,000 at the Willamette Pinot Noir...

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