I have had to privilege of taking the “Culinary Adventuring: Oregon Wine Country” class this term at Lane Community College. This is a class dedicated to talking about and meeting with different wine makers throughout Oregon. Basically, it is the class of my dreams. This past week we had the opportunity to hear Mark Nicholl of Oregon Wine Lab and William Rose Wines speak. What a great experience! He was so insightful on the wine industry in Australia (where he is from) and Oregon. I also had the opportunity to try a few new wines. One that really stuck out was the William Rose Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend.
This blend was crisp, and full of grapefruit and lemon zest flavors. There were also hints of greenery, like fresh cut grass. It was fantastic. Meant to be an “Omage to the wines of Bordeaux”, I highly recommend trying this blend. Although we didn’t get to pair it with this, Mark highly recommends pairing it with Oysters and seafood in general. Cheers to new adventures!