Dear Readers: Wishing you a day of abundance with those you love. Hope you’re sharing it over a favorite wine, the Red Thread™ that binds us all… Cheers! Continue reading WITIB? | Happy Thanksgiving!
155th Hospices de Beaune | Vente des Vins by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML The mood was somber. Slated as the most eagerly anticipated auction in memory, the 2015 Hospices de Beaune Vente des Vins instead proved bittersweet. Sweet as Hospices de Beaune’s first woman wine maker since 1443, Ludivine Griveau, offered her inaugural vintage for auction. Sweet also as Burgundy, and Aubert de Villaine of Domaine Romanée-Conti, … Continue reading 2015 Hospices de Beaune Vente des Vins | Bourgogne
Today binNotes gets personal. If you’re reading this, it’s because either you weren’t in Paris on 13 nov 2015 – or you were, and survived. I’m among the latter. You’ve heard about the carnage that night, but you may not know about the evacuation of Gare Lyon earlier that afternoon. En route to Beaune that Friday the 13th for Hospices de Beaune’s Vente des Vins 2015, our train never left the station that Friday. … Continue reading Nous sommes tous Paris
This week marks a bittersweet turn of events as binNotes heads back to Seattle for the holidays…as a parting post, thought I’d share some of my favorite memories of this sweet spot called Sonoma…cheers! Care to share? Leave your comments below. Copyrighted binNotes 2015. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading Sonoma | Toujours
My latest contribution to Foodable TV on Marketing to Millennials… Millennials. Food and wine industry darlings — or demons? Perhaps a bit of both. Defined as those between ages 18-34, many food and wine venues invest heavily in marketing to this niche market. Is the return on investment worth it? Read more. Copyrighted binNotes 2015. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading Marketing to Millennials | Industry Professionals Share Tricks of the Trade
Welcome to the Red Thread™…stories about wine makers, and the red thread that binds us all….wine. By: L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Seven of Hearts | Luminous Hills | Willamette Valley, OR. I first discovered artisan winemaker Byron Dooley of 7 of Hearts | ™Luminous Hills in 2012, and immediately recognized a true alchemist of the vine. Byron represents a host of ‘quiet hero’ winemakers throughout the Willamette … Continue reading Red Thread™| Seven of Hearts / Luminous Hills
binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog There’s Something About Sonoma… by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram There’s something about Sonoma… An intoxicating place of towering palms, embracing oaks, fragrant eucalyptus, spiked aloe and agave, lilting hibiscus, redolent oleander, abundant orange, apricot, lemon, lime, and almond trees…oh, and more than a few acres of vineyards…not to … Continue reading There’s Something About Sonoma…
binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog WITWIB? Sonoma by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Greetings from Sonoma, dear readers! Arrived late yesterday for a few weeks, so today is all about unpacking, laundry, getting Lucca the Wine Mascot settled… But hey, as I await the spin cycle to finish, and slowly move off travel ’tilt’… the … Continue reading WITWIB? Sonoma!
binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Today’s Exclusive: Shafer Vineyards | Stags Leap District, CA. ❦❦❦ Wine making pivots on people plush with passion. Passion that may not make much sense to others. In 1973, Chicago publisher John Shafer uprooted his family and a successful career to grow grapes in northern Napa Valley. 1973 proved quite a … Continue reading Napa Narrative | Shafer Vineyards
binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML TASTE Vacations: Basque Country and Rioja| Spain Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Welcome, dear readers…As promised, I have a travel update for you. Last November I told you about my travels to Paso Robles, CA. for the Wine Tourism Conference to learn more about the TASTE Vacations luxury wine tours … Continue reading TASTE Vacations| Basque Country & Rioja ES