Wrath Wines wine maker Sabrine Rodems pours forth at the sustainably-designed San Saba Vineyard Tasting Room. | Image: ©L.M. Archer

redThread™ Exclusive | Wrath Wines

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Today’s Exclusive Interview: Wrath Wines | Monterey AVA What happens when world-renown archeologist Michael Thomas and phenom winemaker Sabrine Rodems join forces in the foothills of Monterey AVA?  Artisan, bespoke Wrath Wines is what happens. Named in part for the wrath of the gods that set Aeneas upon … Continue reading redThread™ Exclusive | Wrath Wines

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WITWIB? #Red, White & Brew!

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Greetings from rainy Seattle, where tonight I’ll be attending Red, White and Brew media pre-event at Fisher Pavilion. This trifecta of tastem hosted by Seattle Magazine in conjunction with Washington State Wine, features premium Washington wineries, breweries, and exciting eateries. Attendees feel good as they eat, drink … Continue reading WITWIB? #Red, White & Brew!

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On the Road…Again

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML I’m on the road right now, visiting Oregon and Washington State for the balance of the summer. Please check back soon for more artisan wine maker interviews, plus #WineStudio virtual tastings every Tuesday this August from 6-7 pm…cheers! Copyrighted 2016 binNotes | redThread™. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading On the Road…Again

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The Hedonistic Taster | № 9 | Small Vines Wines

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 9 Small Vines Wines 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 | № 9 | Small Vines Wines

Bastille Day unfolds…enjoy! Image: metislinens-blogspot-com.

Bastille Day: Bonne fête Nationale!

Bonne fête Nationale – better known as Bastille Day! Every July 14th, the French commemorate two events significant to the French Revolution: the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, and the Fête de la Fédération on the 14th July, 1790 – marking French unity, peace and freedom. You can learn more  here. I’ll be popping the cork on something French today – and you? Santé! Copyrighted 2016 binNotes … Continue reading Bastille Day: Bonne fête Nationale!

Paul Sloan of Small Vines discusses vineyard architecture at his estate vineyard in Sebastopol. | Image: L.M. Archer

redThread™ Exclusive | A Conversation with Paul Sloan of Small Vines Wines

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Today’s Exclusive Interview: Small Vines Wines | Sonoma “The best fertilizer is the footsteps of the farmer.” -Old French Proverb Paul Sloan knew two things growing up on a ranch in Sonoma, California: he wanted to work for himself, and he didn’t want to work in an … Continue reading redThread™ Exclusive | A Conversation with Paul Sloan of Small Vines Wines

Sonoma Deligation visiting Chambolle-Musigny. | Image courtesy Joanne Bouldt Sanders

France Today | A Tale of Two Sister Cities

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 article in France Today: A Tale of Two Sister Cities: Sonoma and Chambolle-Musigny Toast to Citizen Diplomacy Santé! ❦❦❦ Copyrighted 2016 binNotes | redThread™. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading France Today | A Tale of Two Sister Cities

Wine Industry Insight | Lenné Estate – From Peril into Peerless Pinot in OR

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 with you that Wine Industry Insight Newsfetch for July 5, 2016 includes my article on Willamette Valley’s LennéEstate featured in July 2016’s Oregon Wine Press. You can find the mention and link in Wine Industry Insight Newsfetch under ‘Wine Places.’ Enjoy! ❦❦❦ Copyrighted … Continue reading Wine Industry Insight | Lenné Estate – From Peril into Peerless Pinot in OR

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The Hedonistic Taster | № 8 | Lenné Estate

  The Hedonistic Taster |  № 8 Lenné Estate 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 Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | № 8 | Lenné Estate

A sweeping view of Lenné Estate and the Willamette Valley.| Image courtesy L.M. Archer.

Oregon Wine Press | Terroir, Toil, Tenacity | Lenné Estate

Dear Readers: I wanted to share my feature on Lenné Estate in the July 2016 issue of Oregon Wine Press with you here. Many thanks to Steve & Karen Lutz and Carl Giavanti for helping share the story.    ❦ ❦ ❦ Copyrighted binNotes | redThread™.  All Rights Reserved. Continue reading Oregon Wine Press | Terroir, Toil, Tenacity | Lenné Estate