Category: Pinot Noir
Latest in Wine Enthusiast: New Hope In Chile
During this time wrought with division and marginalization, it is my humble honor to share a story of taking chances, hope, and trust in unlikely partnerships between Chile’s Indigenous Buchaheuico and Lickan Antay communities and it’s wine industry. Together these partnerships are addressing centuries of dehumanization and abstract poverty through wine production.
Forbes Article: 36 Of The Best Pinot Noirs Willamette Valley Has To Offer
My love of Pinot Noir is no more a secret than my love of Willamette Valley. Over the course of the last 12 months, I’ve had the pleasure of tasting A LOT of fabulous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. In fact, WV is one of the only wine regions I visited earlier this year. After reviewing…
Forbes Article: The Women Who Breathe Life Into The Petaluma Gap AVA
When a group of determined women get together with an idea, not even the United States government can stand in their way! In my latest for Forbes, I share the story of the women of Petaluma Gap, and the labor involved in, what Ana Keller, owner of Keller Estates calls, “birthing an AVA.” Read more…
Forbes Article: Yarra Valley Wine Growers Embrace Phylloxera Infestation As An Opportunity To Prepare For Climate Change
What is a wine region to do when faced with two devastating threats? This question is top of mind in Australia’s Yarra Valley, where they are dealing with a phylloxera infestation and climate change. When I asked Mac Forbes, winemaker/owner Mac Forbes Wines, he replied, “Can I flip a coin?” Surprisingly, the overall attitude in…
Forbes Article: Willamette Valley Riesling And Gamay Noir Are Worthy Of Attention
Willamette Valley is well-known for producing exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, and growing in recognition for outstanding Chardonnay, but there is more to this world-class region than these two grapes. A deeper look reveals two additional grapes cultivated here that are worthy of your attention. Learn more in my latest article for Forbes digital.
Forbes Article: Solidarity Defines Oregon’s Wine Community
Fall 2018, 2 days before the start of harvest, Copper Cane Wine & Provisions abruptly cancels their 2,000 ton contract with Rogue Valley grape growers. This action would effectively bankrupt many small growers in many wine regions, but not in Oregon. You won’t believe what happened next. Learn this amazing story of solidarity and the…
Forbes Article: 3 European Wine Regions Producing High-Quality Pinot Noir
Any Pinot Noir fans out there? I adore it, and there are so many wonderful wine regions that produce it well. Of course, Burgundy is the benchmark, but there are a few additional European wine regions that produce lovely Pinot Noir at value prices. In my latest ForbesLife article, I share 3 such regions to…
Forbes Article: These Boutique Family-Owned Wineries in Willamette Valley Can’t Be Missed
One of the many charms of Willamette Valley is the host of family-owned wineries. Some of the larger ones offer incredible tasting experiences, while the smaller ones afford wine lovers the opportunity to sit down and taste wine with the owner/wine maker. In my Forbes Life latest article, I introduce you to 5 boutique family-owned…
Why Pinot Noir Pairs Perfectly with Fall
As cooler temperatures descend I begin to crave one grape – Pinot Noir. The reason behind my singular focus traces to fall cuisine. The right marriage of food and wine elevates a meal and the overall experience. Therefore, in fall, all food roads lead to Pinot Noir.