Roserock vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Image: ©Andrea Johnson.

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

The Bourgogne 2016 harvest ends happily after a brutal beginning of frost and hail.

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

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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

Lenne Estate 2014 Eleanor's 114 Pinot Noir is made from the fruit-forward 114 clone.

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

Mark and Megan McNeilly of Megan Anne Cellars. | Photo by Andrea Johnson.

Meet Megan Anne | My latest feature in Oregon Wine Press

Dear Readers: I wanted to share my latest feature in Oregon Wine Press: Meet Megan Anne: Mark Ryan Expresses Softer Side in the Willamette  Copyrighted 2016 binNotes | redThread™.  All Rights Reserved. Continue reading Meet Megan Anne | My latest feature in Oregon Wine Press

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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

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

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