Postscript From the Edge

Postscript From the Edge

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™

Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers.

by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML

Postscript from the Edge

I’m currently on assignment…in the interim, please enjoy this video of the chorale in attendance at  La Paulée San Francisco 2016

(Bonus points to whomever can name the group’s official title…extra bragging rights for whomever can name the song, too…)

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NOTE: SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendar for these upcoming features you don’t want to miss:

April 1st: First Friday | № 2|  Women of Georgian Wines 

Featuring: Visiting Professor Sarah May Grunwald  | Taste Georgia

April 5th: Terroirist Tuesday | Burgundy 

Featuring: San Francisco La Paulée 2016 | Off the Grid vs. Grand Tasting 

April 13th: Second Sunday Sampler |№ 1 

Featuring: A  rotating selection of trade samples from artisan wine producers. 

April 15th: Terroirist Tuesday | Champagne

Featuring:Les Champagnes des Vignerons 2016 | Seattle 

See you back here soon…Santé!

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OTBN: WWYBO?

OTBN: WWYBO?

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™

Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers.

by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML

Ok, folks, tomorrow marks the last Saturday of February, which means it’s officially:

OTBN: Open That Bottle Night

OTBN

What will you be drinking?

Do tell!

I’ll be sharing, and following along on Instagram: #OTBN.

More on OTBN here.

Cheers!

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On the Road Again…

On the Road Again…

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™

Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers.

by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML

binNotes | Red Thread™ is on the road again crafting bespoke interviews with artisan wine maker and culinary luminaries worldwide.

Here’s a peek at my recent trip to Napa for the CANVAS (Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma) unveiling of their new consumer website www.discovernapasonoma.com.

Canvas

Spoiler alert: I’m a guest contributor – including my recent interview with Patz & Hall wine maker James Hall.

So many cool features on this site, including virtual tours of wineries, hotels, resorts, vineyards – plus a build-your-own-itinerary sharable on social media.

I encourage you to give it a test-drive.

Warning: Pairs well over a glass of wine….highly addictive!

Kudos to Colby Smith, tireless Queen of CANVAS, for the opportunity to collaborate with this amazing community of “professional recommenders.”

Cheers~

Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List

Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™

Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers.

by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML

Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List

by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor

Credit: Heavy Restaurant Group
Credit: Heavy Restaurant Group

My latest FoodableTV contribution showcases Bellevue and Seattle Purple Cafe & Wine Bar’s Wine Director and award-winning Sommelier, Chris Horn.

Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List

by L.M. Archer

Contemplating how to shake up your winter bar menu, and put a new twist on old standards? For sommeliers, stirring up a wine bar menu poses a different challenge. It’s not simply a matter of taste, but of terroir. How do you offer a world of wines without losing your audience, or your focus?

Here, FoodableTV talks to 2015 Washington State ‘Sommelier of the Year’ Chris Horn, Wine Director for Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle and Bellevue, about his secrets to crafting a successful seasonal wine list. Read more.

 

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Le Rêve | Dreaming of #Burgundy

Le Rêve | Dreaming of #Burgundy

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™

Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers.

by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML

Anne Parent, D. Parent
The incomparable Madame Anne Parent of Domaine Parent | Image: ©2014 L.M. Archer

“Never in Vain, Always in Wine!” – Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin

Burgundy lovers, unite! Catch the Virtual Burgundy Wine Tour today online, hosted by FoodWineClick.

Here’s binNotes’ contribution to the conversation – my Red Thread™ artisan wine maker series interview with Burgundy’s formidable Anne Parent of Domaine Parent.

And for those of you attending Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne this year, here’s a little trivia: Anne Parent  helped found Femmes & Vins de Bourgogne, (Women & Wines of Burgundy) which holds their tasting on 23 March 2016.

Always in Burgundy wine, indeed.

Santé~

Pssst…Join the conversation – leave your comments below!

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Special Thanks:

Jeff Burrows, Food Wine Click

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hope you enjoy it with the ones you love, celebrating over a pour you love.

See you back here in 2016!

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Happy Holidays| Joyeux Noël | ¡Feliz Navidad! | Buon Natale

Happy Holidays| Joyeux Noël | ¡Feliz Navidad! | Buon Natale

 Joyeux Noël | ¡Feliz Navidad! | Buon Natale

 Happy Holidays 

Joyeux Noël | Image: BIVB
Joyeux Noël | Image: BIVB

Happy Holidays to you and yours this holiday season – hope you’re spending it with friends, family, fine wine, and good cheer!

❧  Best Wishes in 2016 ❧

Santé!

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