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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.

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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

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Now Out! Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine

Dear Readers: My feature on custom labels “Blink of An Eye” is now available in the current issue of Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine. Give it up for custom labelers everywhere! What a way to start the New Year…cheers! Copyrighted 2017 binNotes | redThread™.  All Rights Reserved.   Continue reading Now Out! Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine

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New Year News | 2017

  Hope your holiday season with family and friends continues to shine brightly…in anticipation of the coming New Year, I thought I’d share some important news about my own 2017 : Firstly, I’ve been selected to attend the 2017 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley from February 21 -February 24, featuring keynote speaker Kevin Zraly. This prestigious event draws the wine industry’s most respected wine book authors … Continue reading New Year News | 2017

Veronique Drouhin-Boss, Maison Joseph Drouhin, Le Grand Tasting,  La Paulée de SF 2016.| Image: L.M. Archer ©2016

My latest in BKWine Magazine: The French Woman of Oregon, Véronique Drouhin Boss of Roserock Drouhin Oregon

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne Master Level The French Woman of Oregon | Véronique Drouhin Boss of Roserock Drouhin Oregon Ho ho ho! Just in time for the holidays – Part 2 of my Oregon artisan wine maker series with Burgundian born vigneron Véronique Drouhin Boss  of Roserock Drouhin in BKWine Magazine. Read … Continue reading My latest in BKWine Magazine: The French Woman of Oregon, Véronique Drouhin Boss of Roserock Drouhin Oregon

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Holiday Exclusive III | Artisan Wine Makers 2016

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Holiday Exclusive : Artisan Winemakers 2016 A final holiday shout out to all the artisan winemakers who shared their stories and trade samples with binNotes|redThread™  and The Hedonistic Taster in 2016. Thank you for enduring the struggles necessary to share the fruit of your toil with … Continue reading Holiday Exclusive III | Artisan Wine Makers 2016

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Celebrating Grower Champagne | Laherte Frères

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne Master Level Celebrating Grower Champagne | Laherte Frères “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” Mark Twain It’s true. While too much champagne may be just right, too much grower Champagne is never enough. Unfamiliar with grower Champagne? You’re not alone. While major Champagne houses … Continue reading Celebrating Grower Champagne | Laherte Frères

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Holiday Exclusive II | Artisan Taste Maker Series 2016

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Holiday Exclusive : Taste Makers 2016 ‘Tis the season to say thanks to the taste makers who shared their success stories here in 2016 – and in doing so, inspired readers to pursue their own dreams. Didn’t catch the series? Here’s a recap: № 1: Sondra Bernstein | … Continue reading Holiday Exclusive II | Artisan Taste Maker Series 2016