Tag: Pinot Noir
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: 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…
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.
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Welcoming Fall with Pedroncelli
Crisp air, football, scarves and sweaters, outdoor fires, and warm meals – J’aime l’automne. I spent the past weekend leaf peeping in Vail to welcome fall. It was incredible (more on this later). Pedroncelli is feeling fall as well. Their latest #tasteup4 includes three killer reds and a delicious fall meal you don’t want to…
Willamette Valley Makes Wine Family Style
Family wineries are the soul of Willamette Valley. Life there is community minded, a place where farmers raise families as well as vines. As international praise continues for the wines of Willamette Valley, the valley stays true to its farming roots.
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Left Coast Cellars and Braised Beef Short Ribs
I am a self-proclaimed wine geek. I am also a Pinot Noir lover. I think these two facts make me a super wine geek (a wine geek wearing a cape). If you are a super wine geek like me, I have the perfect wine for you. Left Coast Cellars Latitude 45° is situated on the…