SV Rosé 2015

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

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Thirsty for Pinot? Pinot Days SF 2016

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Pinot Days San Francisco | June 18th 2016 Thirsty for Pinot? Join me on Twitter & Instagram @binNotes Saturday, June 18th from 11:3 a – 1:3 p PST for  Pinot Days San Francisco at Bespoke at Westfield. Currently the largest gathering of boutique pinot producers internationally, the event … Continue reading Thirsty for Pinot? Pinot Days SF 2016

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WITIB? West of West Wine Festival | SF

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML  Can you say Pinot? Sure you can. So can San Francisco. binNotes| red thread™ hits  the road for San Francisco this Thursday, May 19th to attend  West of West Wine Festival trade tasting at Presidio Golden Gate Club. Thirty eight producers from the West Sonoma Coast … Continue reading WITIB? West of West Wine Festival | SF

Sparkman Cellars | L'Autre Pinot Noir 2013. | Temperance Hill Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, OR.

The Hedonistic Taster | № 2 | L’Autre – Sparkman Cellars

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 2 Sparkman Cellars 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™ review of artisan wines. The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by revered Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer. The Hedonistic Taster allows me … Continue reading The Hedonistic Taster | № 2 | L’Autre – Sparkman Cellars

Nothing goes better with FLX wine than a table groaning with locally sourced fare.

FLX Wine Region |Beyond ‘Crappy’ Hybrids

They had me at Lemberger. And by evening’s end, this band of badass garagistes would prove their point. Finger Lakes Wine Country  (FLX) is in the house. From old-world Pinot Noir to racy Syrah and ethereal Lemberger, the artisans hosting our Wine Blogger’s Conference 2015 Wine Maker Dinner at Element Winery in upstate New York left no doubt of Finger Lakes Wine Country’s rightful place on … Continue reading FLX Wine Region |Beyond ‘Crappy’ Hybrids

Pinot in the City SF 2015

#WVWA Road Show | #Pinot in the City SF

Hey Oenophiles…Let’s get ready to drink some Pinot! This year Pinot in the City returns to San Francisco on August 26th, showcasing 65 wineries from the Willamette Valley. It’s also a celebration. A 50-year anniversary celebration. In 1965, David Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards planted the Willamette Valley’s first Pinot noir. Today the wine region – Oregon’s largest and most lauded – boasts hundreds of producers, plus other varietals like Pinot gris, … Continue reading #WVWA Road Show | #Pinot in the City SF