Arínzano Winemaker and CEO Manuel Louzada is as much at home in the barrel room as the board room. Image ©Arínzano

red Thread™ Exclusive: Manuel Louzada | Arínzano – Navarra, ES

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne Master Level Today’s Exclusive Interview: Manuel Louzada | Arínzano | Navarra, Spain “Singular terroir, estate character, noble pedigree.” Sometimes a winery doesn’t just surprise you – it knocks you on your palate. I discovered such a winery by happy accident while tasting wines from another country (Achaval-Ferrer of Argentina). Those wines lassoed me with their voluptuousness, … Continue reading red Thread™ Exclusive: Manuel Louzada | Arínzano – Navarra, ES

Roserock Drouhin Oregon vineyards, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, copyright Andrea Johnson

BKWine Magazine: Tasting Roserock Drouhin Oregon Wines

  Happy Valentine’s Day, all – here’s a sweet treat for you: My latest feature in Paris-based BKWine Magazine: Tasting Roserock Drouhin Oregon Wines, Eola-Amity Hills. And for those of you who prefer your tasting notes in Swedish, link here. On another note, looking forward to attending the Jancis Robinson event at UC Davis moderated by Alder Yarrow of Vinography this Thursday, weather permitting… Cheers! Copyrighted … Continue reading BKWine Magazine: Tasting Roserock Drouhin Oregon Wines

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Custom Wine Labels | Vineyard & WInery Management Magazine

Dear Readers: No, I have not forgotten about you – just  a bit busy juggling my writing life with our relocation from Seattle to the Monterey Peninsula while drowning in my new home state’s  drought-ending, creek-river-lake-and-sea swelling deluge. But I did want to circle back and start cleaning up some loose ends left dangling prior to the move. Here’s one: It’s a link to my article published in … Continue reading Custom Wine Labels | Vineyard & WInery Management Magazine

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redThread™ Taste Maker Exclusive | Amanda Barnes – #80 Harvests

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML This Month’s Taste Maker Exclusive Interview: Amanda Barnes | Around the World in 80 Harvests Wine journalist Amanda Barnes has done a lot in her very short life. A fellow presenter at last summer’s WBC16 in Lodi, CA., Amanda dazzled us all with her compelling, multi-media global harvest … Continue reading redThread™ Taste Maker Exclusive | Amanda Barnes – #80 Harvests

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Guest Wine Writer Series | № 11 | Susannah Gold | Falling in Love with The Douro

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Continuing the Guest Wine Writer series I initiated in 2016, I’ve invited some of my fellow wine writers the opportunity to join me here on binNotes | red Thread™  each first Friday of every other month throughout  2017 to shine a light on a rare, obscure, or under-appreciated … Continue reading Guest Wine Writer Series | № 11 | Susannah Gold | Falling in Love with The Douro

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The Hedonistic Taster | № 13 | Vidon Vineyard

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 13 | Vidon Vineyard  Chehalem Mountains AVA | Willamette Valley, OR. 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 … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | № 13 | Vidon Vineyard

Why did the chickens cross the Vidon Vineyard road ? To get to owner Vicki Hagge's feed can! | Image:  ©Paul Cunningham Photography.mage:  ©Paul Cunningham Photography.

Wine Industry InsightNews Fetch | Wine People – Don Hagge

Dear Readers: I’m so honored to be included in Wine Industry Insight’s January 12th 2017 News Fetch ‘Wine People,’ featuring my Conversation with Don Hagge of Vidon Vineyards of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Cheers! Copyrighted 2017 binNotes | redThread™.  All Rights Reserved. Continue reading Wine Industry InsightNews Fetch | Wine People – Don Hagge

This is what an Oregon winemaker looks like. | Don Hagge of Vidon Vineyards. | Image:  ©Paul Cunningham Photography.

red Thread™ Exclusive: A Conversation with Don Hagge of Vidon Vineyard | Willamette Valley, OR.

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Today’s Exclusive Interview: A Conversation with Artisan Winemaker Don Hagge of Vidon Vineyard  | Willamette Valley, OR. “A Petite Vineyard with a Boutique Winery” Ever hear that phrase,  “Who do you think you are, a rocket scientist?” Well, today’s guest IS a rocket scientist. One part humble midwestern … Continue reading red Thread™ Exclusive: A Conversation with Don Hagge of Vidon Vineyard | Willamette Valley, OR.

Roserock Drouhin Oregon vineyards, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, copyright Andrea Johnson

BKWine Magazine: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Tasting Notes

  Dear Readers: I’m excited to announce publication of my tasting notes for wines of Domaine Drouhin Oregon featured in my interview with vigneron Veronique Drouhin Boss in Paris-based BKWine Magazine. Link here for English version. Link here for Swedish version. (Tack  to my Swedish-born editor, Per Karlsson for his skillful translation) And thanks to you for your ongoing appreciation of these artisan wines crafted in … Continue reading BKWine Magazine: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Tasting Notes