BKWine Magazine | Artisan Winemaker Don Hagge of Vidon Vineyard, Oregon

Dear Readers: FYI:  Paris-based BKWine Magazine now features my interview with artisan wine maker and former NASA rocket scientist Don Hagge of Vidon Vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Read the full article here. Read the full article in Swedish here. Copyrighted 2017 L.M. Archer | binNotes | redThread™. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading BKWine Magazine | Artisan Winemaker Don Hagge of Vidon Vineyard, Oregon

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

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

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

The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate | 2014 Karen’s Pommard 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 Karen’s Pommard Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley Named for wine maker Steve Lutz’s wife, Karen Lutz deserves recognition in her own right. Lenné Estate draws its name from Karen’s father, Lenny, and every … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate | 2014 Karen’s Pommard Pinot Noir

The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate | Eleanor’s 114 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 Eleanor’s 114 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley If you’re a wine enthusiast or collector and don’t have any Lenné Estate Pinot Noir in your cellar, you may want to rethink that strategy. Owner/wine maker Steve Lutz painstakingly burnishes small … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate | Eleanor’s 114 Pinot Noir

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

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

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