One of the great things about publishing EDN is the opportunity to find unknown writers and make them known, to give them a platform for their voice. Wine writers in particular.
With a week of beautiful weather ahead, the 4th of July weekend is bursting at the seams with wine wine events. This weeks wine down is another refreshing break from the standard with a guest article from Jade Helm of Tasting Pour.
SakéOne, a saké brewing facility and importer located in the northwestern corner of the Willamette Valley, is one of only six brewing facilities in the U.S. and the only one in Oregon. They not only produce high quality, incredibly delicious craft saké, but they import some of the finest and highest quality sakés from Japan.
The downloading and discovery of a new amazing wine app is the highlight of this week's Wine Down Eugene.
Being the fan that I am of the wines from my beautiful home state of Oregon, and everything that has to do with the Oregon wine industry; including, the wineries and vineyards, the winemakers, the harvesters, the gorgeous rolling hill wine country, the thriving varietals and the hundreds of micro-climates throughout the state, I always get super excited when there's a new addition to the already fabulous list of wineries we have.
As a wine writer, I receive a lot of wine for review purposes, but when I receive wine that's not only from my home state, but also from the super unique Illinois Valley AVA, I get really excited. When I opened the box to find four vibrantly-labeled Deer Creek Vineyards wines, I knew I was in for a treat.
On Chardonnay Day, be the witty one at the party: bring a Chablis.
One of the best benefits of wine writing is receiving review samples of wine from around the world - a perk that's certainly refined my palate and afforded me experiences with wine I would have otherwise never had. There is nothing, however, that excites me more than receiving review samples from Oregon wineries - where my heart and passion for my favorite beverage clearly shines through my writing
I mentioned briefly in last week's Wine Down Eugene that I had recently attended the first ever Pacific Northwest Cool Climate Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) Conference. This week;'s Wine Down gives a briefing on what we experienced during the conference...much more is to come.
One of my ultimate dreams is coming true this summer with Domaine Meriwether's Wine Camp - camping among the vineyards plus much, much more. This week's Wine Down is a must read!