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Holiday Exclusive | Guest Wine Writer Series

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML During this holiday season, I wanted to take time extend a heartfelt thanks to my Guest Wine Writers Series 2016 participants for the joy you’ve brought to readers here. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, I invited some of my fellow wine writers to join me … Continue reading Holiday Exclusive | Guest Wine Writer Series

Jill Barth, author of award-winning blog  L'Occassion. | Image: Courtesy Jill Barth.

Guest Wine Writer Series | № 10 | Jill Barth – Baux de Provence

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML The first Friday of every month through 2016, I’ve invited some of my fellow wine writers the opportunity to join me here on binNotes | red Thread™ to shine a light on a rare, obscure, or under-appreciated wine region for which they feel a special passion. This final … Continue reading Guest Wine Writer Series | № 10 | Jill Barth – Baux de Provence

A scene from the movie “Three Days of Glory” features Thiébault Huber of Domaine Huber-Verdereau in Volnay.

Oregon Wine Press | Three Days of Glory

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Dear Readers: I am beyond honored to share my latest feature in the December 2016 issue of  Oregon Wine Press with you, showcasing Scott Wright’s film about Burgundy entitled “Three Days of Glory. Read the entire article here. Oregon Wine Press is also available in print at … Continue reading Oregon Wine Press | Three Days of Glory

Troon Vineyards - Applegate Valley AVA, OR. | Image ©Craig Camp.

Happy Thanksgiving | Live from BKWine Magazine

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Dear Readers: This week, my wine writing cornucopia overflows, including a glorious interview with Véronique Drouhin-Boss about her latest Oregon project, Roserock Drouhin Oregon in Eola-Amity Hills, a sampler of the wines, plus a special tasting of her wines from Domaine Drouhin Oregon in Dundee Hills. Moreover, I’m thrilled … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving | Live from BKWine Magazine

Domaine Drouhin Oregon produces Roserock single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in Oregon's Willamette Valley. ©L.M. Archer

The Hedonistic Taster | № 12b Special Edition | Domaine Drouhin Oregon

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 12b Special Edition Domaine Drouhin Oregon 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 gorgeous, small-lot artisan pours in an intimate tasting format. The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. Santé! Today’s … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | № 12b Special Edition | Domaine Drouhin Oregon

Domaine Drouhin Oregon's resplendent Roserock vineyards recline in the Willamette Valley's Eola-Amity Hills AVA 2016 harvest sunlight. Oregon. Image: ©Andrea Johnson.

The Hedonistic Taster | № 12 | Roserock Drouhin Oregon

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 12 Roserock Drouhin Oregon 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 gorgeous, small-lot artisan pours in an intimate tasting format. The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. Santé! Today’s Tasting: Roserock … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | № 12 | Roserock Drouhin Oregon

Roserock vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Image: ©Andrea Johnson.

redThread™ Exclusive: Roserock Drouhin Oregon – Véronique Drouhin Boss

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Today’s Exclusive Interview: Roserock Drouhin Oregon | Véronique Drouhin-Boss “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -Wm. Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet.” In 2013, Domaine Drouhin Oregon purchased 279-acre Roserock Vineyard in Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills. This acquisition adds to the 225-acre estate in Dundee … Continue reading redThread™ Exclusive: Roserock Drouhin Oregon – Véronique Drouhin Boss

Wildflowers growing in between the rows of vines that provide quality fruit for New Zealand's premium wine maker, Villa Maria. | Image courtesy SMWE.

Villa Maria NZ | First Sip of Fall Happening Tonight

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Villa Maria New Zealand | First Sip of Fall Happening Tonight Kia ora! (Maori for ‘howdy!’) y’all! Let’s get ready to throw down some holiday wine pairing options tonight at Villa Maria New Zealand’s 2015 Private Bin Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir Tweet-up. When: Wednesday, November 16, … Continue reading Villa Maria NZ | First Sip of Fall Happening Tonight

The Bourgogne 2016 harvest ends happily after a brutal beginning of frost and hail.

Burgundy’s Unforgettable 2016 Vintage

Dear Friends: As Burgundy prepares  for its annual post-harvest celebration Les Trois Glorieuses this weekend, I wanted to share with you this beautiful film about the 2016 vintage, produced by BIVB. In it, Burgundy’s regional vignerons recount the unforgettable 2016 vintage, a vintage of devastating frost and hail damage, yet surprisingly yields, and promising wines of elegance and balance. Please enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts below. … Continue reading Burgundy’s Unforgettable 2016 Vintage

View of Monterey Bay from West Cliff, Santa Cruz.

Updates | Post-Election

Dear Readers: I’ve been on a much-needed post-election sabbatical around the Monterey Peninsula with dear friends from Vancouver, B.C., and now just getting back in the saddle. Firstly, a heartfelt shout out to all my New Zealand artisan wine makers sweeping up the broken bottles from their own earthquake. Secondly, posts will arrive a little ‘off-schedule’ this week – plenty to share, so bear with the irregular deluge. … Continue reading Updates | Post-Election