Saluting A Great American Winery

Jim Bernau is an Oregon wine pioneer. He is also a very generous and genuine guy. He was drawn to wine at a young age and even as a child he was fascinated by the transformational power of fermentations. He bought the first block of land that would become Willamette...

Southern Stars – South America Edition

The 2017 harvest is resting in tank and barrel in Argentina and Chile. Winter is coming, but not here. Way up North there is planting to do and enjoying the sun with grills blazing; we eat and play. Grab hold of these beautiful imports and create some gustatory...

Rosés for Mom

My Mom won’t see this email. She’s not very good with social media and, to be honest, she shouldn’t be. She’s 82. She does find websites with cute puppies and cats on her iPad, though, and then tries to forward them to me, but it seldom works. I can get flowers and...

These Farmers Make Good Wine

Every now and then I find a wine or winery that gets me excited about the wine business and makes me want to share the news with everyone! This is one of those times. Clay and Margarita Shannon and their wineries, Vigilance and Shannon Ridge, are just what the doctor...

Cross the Line for Value

As Spring rolls on and we gather for parties, picnics, grilling with friends etc. I’m looking for really good values to make everybody happy. We feel we have hit pay dirt with Line39 wines from California. Named for the fact the 39th parallel goes through Napa and...

Biodynamic, Organic and Sustainable Wines

For many of you, the issues of Biodynamic, Organic and Sustainable farming are not important to your wine buying decision making. For others, though, it’s foremost in their mind when they shop for food, wine etc. For us at Top Ten, we are looking to find the...
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