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Chard’s in for Summer

Chardonnay. It’s one of those grapes with a love-it-or-hate-it reputation among some wine drinkers. But saying you hate Chardonnay outright is a lot like saying you hate rock and roll because you grew up in the 90s. We’re sorry you didn’t have cooler older siblings,...

Celebrate Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pinning down a single wine style of the Willamette Valley is a preposterous task.  If you picture a map of Oregon in your mind, Willamette spans the length of about half the state from north to south, covering almost 3.5 million acres. Within that giant swath is...

Spring Into Summer Wines

Come on out of hibernation with crisp and vibrant wines that are guaranteed to shake off the cobwebs. Whether you’re working with a dazzling sunny day or a veritable downpour, sip on something off this list for a taste of a sultry summer to come. BUY NOW 90+ Cellars...

Give Gris a Chance

In the world of wine heartthrobs, Pinot Gris doesn’t generally boast a throng of superfans. The clone of Pinot Noir has gotten a bad rap from its most ubiquitous examples, which tend to be bulk-produced and rather blah. But given a little care, there are examples of...

Hot Tip for Spring

Check out Abruzzo. It may not command the same name-recognition as Tuscany, but Italians and Italian wine lovers agree that Abruzzo is where it’s at for authentic Italian wines at a value. The sunny southern region has suffered a bit of a bad rap in recent years due...

Can You Dig It?

So you’re on board with organic wines. You’ve kicked the pesticides and the nasty, cheating, trifled-with wines that value marketing over manure. As a planet inhabitant, you’re now part of the solution. Don’t get too comfy, though. We’ve got more digging to do. You’ve...

One Sheep, Two Sheep, Green Sheep, Wine Sheep

Winery visits are a pleasure we’ve been missing for a while now. But if you’ve been lucky enough to plod through the vineyards of your favorite producer, you know there’s rarely a  category of human so lovely or engaging as those growing the vines for the wines! But...

Happy World Malbec Day!

In the market for a wine tasting thrill that comes cheap but makes a surprising impact? Malbec, a darling variety in the US for many years, can be a cheeky little trickster, stylistically speaking.  This has a lot to do with some deeply nerdy “clonal” science —...

Spring Tastebud Break

This will be a pretty epic season of breaking routine. As we finally get to see more sun and socialization, let it be a moment of breezy new experiences in wine. Here are some adventurous, genre-bending bottles to challenge your assumptions and strike up new...

Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day. Another of those holidays that feels like an excuse to ignore the occasion the rest of the year. Shouldn’t Earth Day be replacing Wednesday at this point? As spring sets in, might we frequent and support our state parks with the same gusto we would our...
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