WINE HARVEST AND VINTAGE QUALITY 2019
From the sources’ mouths With the 2019 Northern Hemisphere harvest in the books (or barrels), we asked some of our wineries to gauge the vintage. With wine harvest and vintage quality, every season brings a different design of roller coaster: some are gentle and steady while others go drastically up and down. Some go nice […]
THE ELEGANCE OF BARBS
Silly reasons to try new wine One of our favourite things about wine is that it’s your journey, so you can take whatever route you want. We like to have some fun finding unusual angles to approach it. Today, we’re looking at the elegance of Barbs. What does that even mean? Well, ever notice the […]
WHERE LIES TRUTH, AND JUSTICE, AT BETHEL HEIGHTS VINEYARDS?
When you read about Bethel Heights‘ vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills in Oregon, you first find conflicting accounts of their agricultural suitability. You also read about romantically idealistic pastoral perfection… right next to Salem, where there were those trials. So, where lies truth, and justice, at Bethel Heights Vineyards? Here’s what we mean: *From Bethel Heights’ […]
DOMAINE MARCEL DEISS VIEWS TERROIR AS SYNESTHESIA
The word terroir is a fun one to drop because:1. many agree on its general definition2. some dispute its validity altogether3. others have a more specific idea of what it really is and its true role.This last group is the most interesting, and is where one Alsatian wine legend is firmly planted. With a history of going […]