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The Hedonistic Taster | Troon Vineyards – Malbec 2014

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. Today’s Tasting: Troon Vineyard | Blue Label Malbec 2014 – Applegate Valley AVA Link here for my conversation with Craig Camp and wine maker Steve Hall of Troon Vineyard. Wine:  Troon Vineyard Blue Label Malbec – Applegate Valley AVA, … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Troon Vineyards – Malbec 2014

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The Hedonistic Taster | Troon Vineyard – Sangiovese 2014

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. Today’s Tasting: Troon Vineyard | Sangiovese 2014  Troon Vineyard’s version of old-world sunny Sangiovese begs for mealtime company. A touch of Syrah keeps things interesting. Link here for my conversation with Craig Camp and wine maker Steve Hall of Troon Vineyard. … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Troon Vineyard – Sangiovese 2014

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The Hedonistic Taster | Troon Vineyards – Vermentino Black 2014

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. Today’s Tasting: Troon Vineyard | Vermentino Black 2014 Vermentino hails from the windblown islands and coasts of western Italy’s Tyrrhenian Sea. At Troon Vineyard, in the shadow of Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains, this wine whispers softly on the palate, like  a sea breeze. Link … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Troon Vineyards – Vermentino Black 2014

Troon Blue Label Longue Carabine 2014

The Hedonistic Taster | Troon Vineyard Blue Label Longue Carabine 2014

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. Today’s Tasting: Troon Vineyard | Blue Label Longue Carabine 2014 Named for the weapon of choice used by Oregon’s early pioneers, Troon Vineyard’s white blend Longue Carabine resembles Annie Oakley in corset and ruffles  – an alluring straight shooter that takes no prisoners but … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Troon Vineyard Blue Label Longue Carabine 2014

Gateway to Troon Vineyard, Applegate Valley AVA, Southern Oregon. | Image Courtesy: Troon Vineyard.

redThread™ Exclusive: A Conversation with Steve Hall & Craig Camp of Troon Vineyard | Applegate Valley, OR.

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Today’s Exclusive Interview: Troon Vineyard | Applegate Valley, OR. “I am not running away from the Napa Valley, which is a beautiful place, but I am very truly running towards something.” – Craig Camp, Troon Vineyards | Applegate Valley, OR. I first met Craig Camp at a … Continue reading redThread™ Exclusive: A Conversation with Steve Hall & Craig Camp of Troon Vineyard | Applegate Valley, OR.

Gourmet Grazing on the Green by Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group raises funds for cancer awareness and eradication projects.

WITWIB? Gourmet Grazing on the Green

Greetings, dear readers~ “Sample the county’s best – and it’s all for charity.” This Saturday, September 24th 2016  from 12-4 PM you can catch me at Aptos Village Park for Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group’s annual  Gourmet Grazing on the Green fundraiser, featuring over eighty local artisan beers, wine, and food purveyors-   plus live music! It’s For A Good Cause! Funds go to benefit Teen Kitchen Project, Jacob’s Heart Children’s … Continue reading WITWIB? Gourmet Grazing on the Green

The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate 2014 Jill’s 115 Pinot Noir

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. Today’s Tasting: Lenné Estate | 2014 Jill’s 115 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley Lenné Estate wines equal many Burgundy wines in their structure, finesse, and intentionality. Lenné Estate’s 2014 Jill’s 115 Pinot Noir is one such wine. You can find out more about the story behind Lenné … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate 2014 Jill’s 115 Pinot Noir

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The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate 2014 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley

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. Today’s Tasting: Lenné Estate | 2014 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley Blind taste the wines of Lenné Estate, and you find any preconceived notions about ‘Oregon Pinot Noirs’ dropping away. Tasting Steve Lutz’s wines from Lenné Estate brings me back to Burgundy – … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate 2014 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley

The Wine Abides...Layne Montgomery, wine maker at M2 Wines in Lodi , CA. | Image: L.M. Archer©

The Hedonistic Taster | m2 Wines 2014 Select Block Zinfandel

“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 some gorgeous pours through this intimate tasting format. Santé! Today’s Tasting: m2 Wines | 2014 Select … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | m2 Wines 2014 Select Block Zinfandel

View of Willamette Valley from Domaine Drouhin Oregon | Image: ©2016 L.M. Archer

On the Road Again..

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Dear Readers: No, I haven’t forgotten about you – just busy traveling in Oregon, San Francisco, and N. California…oh, and a future visit to Texas Hill Country in December. Please join me for the balance of 2016 as I amp up my redThread™ interviews with artisan wine and … Continue reading On the Road Again..