Who’s afraid of the big, bad Bordeaux? After July, not you!

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Bordeaux? After July, not you!

Who drinks Bordeaux? A rising interest in European wines, especially Bordeaux, has retail wine buyers like me very, very excited. What is curious about the trend toward Bordeaux are the disparate groups behind it — they range from the health-conscious to adventure...

Bodkin Wines and Maison Noir Wines

There’s no better way to launch your sipping into summer than with bottles from Bodkin Wines and Maison Noir Wines. Featuring fresh takes on classics — including America’s first sparkling Sauvignon Blanc — these two labels were founded with a keen sense of old school...

What May Come

What May Come May is filled with days of celebration and honor:  Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and Oregon Wine Month.   We honor our mothers by celebrating with a glass of sparkling or rose.  We honor Oregon wines by drinking a glass...

Spanish Serenade — An At-Home Tasting Series

“I rather admire the Spaniards for not sharing our time neurosis; but unfortunately I share it myself.” -George Orwell (English Novelist & Journalist) If you ask tourists and expats why they love Spain, they’ll tell you it’s the culture.  Spaniards cherish taking...

Easter Pairings: Serve Your Sunday Best!

Whether you are getting together with the Family, or practicing safe social distancing, we’ve got great recommendations for you to enjoy this Easter Sunday. Cheers and Happy Easter! Pre-Meal Bubbles Pair your hor d’oeuvres with something sparkling....

Reigning Queen of Loire: Vouvray’s Chenin Blanc

The Loire Valley is studded with vineyards producing some of the world’s most attractive white wines: Vouvray, Sancerre, Muscadet et Sevre a Maine, and more.  This weekend we’re polishing up your knowledge of the gem...
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