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My latest in Palate Press: Burgundy 2016: Bad Weather, Brexit, and Beyond

Dear Readers: I wanted to share with you my latest article in Palate Press |  Burgundy 2016 : Bad Weather, Brexit and Beyond by L.M. Archer In Burgundy, the year 2016 is proving an annus horribilis of ruthless proportions. Crushed between the Scylla and Charybdis of catastrophic hail and frost damage in April and May, followed by humidity and passage of Brexit (the British exit from … Continue reading My latest in Palate Press: Burgundy 2016: Bad Weather, Brexit, and Beyond

Wrath wine maker Sabrine Rodems. | Image: Wrath Wines.

BK Wine Magazine | @binNotes | redThread™ Wrath Wines Interview Now Available

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Dear Readers: binNotes | redThread™ exclusive interview with Wrath Wines is now available in BK Wine Magazine, Scandinavia’s pre-eminent online wine magazine by Britt and Per Karlsson, wine writers for Forbes.com. This interview is the second in a three-part series featuring Northern California artisan wine makers. Link to … Continue reading BK Wine Magazine | @binNotes | redThread™ Wrath Wines Interview Now Available

Schug 2013 Riesling Late Harvest

The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2013 Lake County Riesling Late Harvest

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 11 Schug Winery by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines. The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2013 Lake County Riesling Late Harvest

The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, Carneros ‘Schug Estate’

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 11 Schug Winery by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines. The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, Carneros ‘Schug Estate’

Schug Winery PN 2014

The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Carneros

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 11 Schug Winery by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines. The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Carneros

Schug Winery Chardonnay 2014

The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2014 Carneros Chardonnay

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 11 Schug Winery by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines. The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2014 Carneros Chardonnay

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Foodable TV | Video Correspondent @binNotes Takes an Enchanted Ferry Ride to @WillowsInn on Lummi Island

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Dear Readers: I wanted to share my recent video interview as host on Foodable TV’s SideDish with culinary phenom Chef Blaine Wetzel of Willows Inn on Lummi Island. Enjoy! A ferry ride leads to the enchanted @WillowsInn, where #foraging rules the menu! @binNotes 🎥https://t.co/wA2NBlZWSS pic.twitter.com/Mk8StgCHbJ — Foodable (@Foodable) … Continue reading Foodable TV | Video Correspondent @binNotes Takes an Enchanted Ferry Ride to @WillowsInn on Lummi Island

The Hedonistic Taster| Schug Winery 2012 Brut Carneros Rouge de Noirs Pinot Noir Sparkling Wine

The Hedonistic Taster | № 11 |  Schug Winery by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines. The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster| Schug Winery 2012 Brut Carneros Rouge de Noirs Pinot Noir Sparkling Wine

Lodi Wine hosts the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference.

Back from the Brink: #WBC16 | Lodi Wine Demands Respect

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Back from the Brink: #WBC16 | Lodi Wine Demands Respect Part 1 of 2  What would you do if your boss quit half-way through the biggest project you and your team ever undertook? You know, that dream project? The dream that turns into a nightmare overnight? Well, if … Continue reading Back from the Brink: #WBC16 | Lodi Wine Demands Respect

Schug Valley view through to the backside of Carneros near the Petaluma Gap. | Image: ©L.M. Archer

redThread™ Exclusive | A Conversation with Axel Schug & Michael Cox | Schug Winery

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Today’s Exclusive Interview: Schug Winery | Carneros AVA – Sonoma “Stay in one spot long enough, the world will come right back to you.”- Axel Schug, Schug Winery When the Judgement of Paris crowned Cabernet king in Napa in the late 1970’s, it proved a back-handed boon for … Continue reading redThread™ Exclusive | A Conversation with Axel Schug & Michael Cox | Schug Winery