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January 4, 2022

10 Stellar West Coast Pinot Noirs for $30 or Less

By: Tim Fish January 3, 2022 Pinot Noir requires pampering, both in the vineyard and the winery. It buds early in the growing season, making it susceptible to frost and…

September 23, 2019

9 Top-Rated Oregon Pinot Noirs for Fall

Only 90 points or higher for these newly reviewed reds from Willamette Valley Wine SpectatorBy Aaron RomanoSeptember 23, 2019 Willamette Valley’s mild growing seasons and array of volcanic soils and…

January 26, 2018

Maison L’Envoye Front and Center

Smart Buys – Go To Wineries for Excellence and Affordability Wine Spectator February 2018 Excitement in the wine world comes in many forms. New wineries create a buzz, established wineries…

January 23, 2018

Chapter 24 at the Cutting Edge of Natural Yeast Research

Winemakers Turn to MIT to Save Pinot Noir in Warming Temperatures Bloomberg January 23, 2018 by Elin McCoy Biochemical engineer Jean-Francois Hamel has discovered the secrets to how natural yeasts…

November 30, 2017

Chapter 24 Features in Oregon’s Burgundian Links

Oregon: The Burgundy Connection Decanter December 2017 by William Kelley With its Pinot Noir vines and marginal climate, Oregon has much in common with Burgundy. William Kelley explores the links…

October 5, 2017

Australian Wine Has Never Been Better

Australia Brings the Brawn and the Beauty Vinous October 5th by Josh Raynolds Australia produces as wide a range of high-quality wines as any country in the world, from almost…

July 12, 2017

New Zealand Wines Continues to Surge

Upwardly Mobile Wine Spectator August, 2017 by MaryAnn Worobiec Earlier this year, a group of scientists identified an eighth continent lying beneath New Zealand: Zealandia. Too bad this landmass is…

March 24, 2017

Gold in Texas

Innocent Bystander and  Maison L’Envoyé Sparkle in Texas 24th of March, 2017 This week the results of the prestigious TEXSOM International Wine Awards were announced. 70 highly respected wine professionals…

January 25, 2017

The Rise of Soil: How to Shop for the New Dirty Trend

Soil, Not Grapes is the Latest Must Know When Picking a Wine Bloomberg January 25, 2017 by Elin McCoy OK, you know the names of dozens of grape varietals and…

December 15, 2016

Oregon 2014 Vintage Reviewed in Vinous

Vinous December 2016 94 pts         Chapter 24 Last Chapter Pinot Noir 2014 Limpid ruby. Potent, spice-accented red and blue fruit scents pick up notes of candied…

November 1, 2016

Chapter 24 Deepens Its Willamette Roots

Chapter 24 Wines Purchases Witness Tree and Five Other Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wine Spectator November 1, 2016 by Harvey Steiman The Pinot Noir partnership involving Mark Tarlov and…

October 28, 2016

Victoria and Tasmania: Vast, Exciting and Hip

Victoria and Tasmania Mini Report South Australia Part 3 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate October 28, 2016 by Lisa Perrotti-Brown This is a(nother) mini-report covering just a few of the…

June 7, 2016

Innocent Bystander Sweeps the Gold

2016 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition The 2016 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition saw 3,000 wines from across the United States and the World competing for top honors. The judging,…

June 2, 2016

More Love For Joe Dobbes and His 30 Years of Winemaking

Third Decade’s a Charm Oregon Wine Press June 1, 2016 by Jade Helm Joe Dobbes’ knack for enterprise, evident even from an early age, is the defining characteristic for the…