Podcast – Interview with winemaker Kenny McMahon of Arabilis Wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

In the summer of 2021, when I was doing my Sparkling Report, a winemaker, Kenny McMahon, reached out via Instagram, bringing awareness to his project, Arabilis, launching later in 2021. Naturally, I was super excited,…

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Podcast – Interview with winemaker Kate Payne-Brown of Stoller Family Estates in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

For the podcast this week, this journey started in July at IPNC. It was hot, and one of the events before dinner was a tasting outside. The last thing anyone wanted was a Pinot, meaning…

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Podcast – Winemaker Interview with Hans Van Dale of Dusky Goose Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

I am incredibly excited about this week’s episode for several reasons. First, today’s interview is with Hans Van Dale, the winemaker who took over the reins from Lynn Penner-Ash at Dusky Goose. His story and…

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Podcast – Winemaker Interview with Chase Renton of L’Angolo Estate in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Something I am trying to accomplish this year for the podcast is to interview multiple people surrounding one theme. For example, today’s podcast interview is with Chase Renton. He is the winemaker for L’Angolo Estate…

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Podcast – Winemaker Interview with Kanzler Vineyards in California’s Sebastopol of Sonoma County

Here we are, the first episode of the podcast this year. I skimmed over an article earlier from another wine podcast that did over 1,200 interviews. Impressive is all I have to say since this…

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de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations and events at Domaine Serene. I knew she was married…

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de la boue is a small Oregon winery you need to know about

My story of de la boue reminds me of how small the world of wine is and starts with Tess. She oversaw day-to-day hospitality operations and events at Domaine Serene. I knew she was married…

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Podcast – Dave and Sara Specter from Bells Up Winery

The podcast for this week is all about Dave and Sara at Bells Up Winery! I visited early last year, tasted through their wines, had a killer lunch, and had an out-of-this-world time! Unfortunately, that…

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Podcast – Kathryn Hermann from 00 Wines

I was talking with Kathryn Hermann from 00 Wines in April, and she was trying to get me to interview her husband, Chris, and winemaker Matt Perry. My gut told me it would be a…

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Did you miss IPNC 2022 in Oregon’s Wine Country?

Last week the launch of Philippe Andre’s podcast episode signified the kick-off for this week’s newsletter focusing on IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration). With Philippe being the Master of Ceremony, I had a small window…

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Podcast – Getting to know Philippe Andre Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40

I have been waiting for this day since April 19. Today I finally get to announce my podcast interview with Philippe Andre, aka niquesomm on Instagram, and the Master of Ceremony for IPNC this year.…

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Visiting Bledsoe McDaniels Coulee Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills located in Oregon Wine Country

Many moons ago, I mentioned I would tell you about my trip to Bledsoe McDaniels. Well, today is the day! As I was saying two weeks ago, it was a quintessential Oregon Summer Day. The…

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Visiting Bledsoe McDaniels Coulee Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills located in Oregon Wine Country

Many moons ago, I mentioned I would tell you about my trip to Bledsoe McDaniels. Well, today is the day! As I was saying two weeks ago, it was a quintessential Oregon Summer Day. The…

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Podcast – Vincent Fritzsche

I had the pleasure of speaking with Vincent Fritzsche from Vincent Wine Company. Back in 2020, when I was doing A.J.’s Happy Hour, Vincent decided to join us. Before the virtual meetup, I met Vincent…

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Podcast – Michael Juergens Bhutan Wine Company

The first time my path crossed with Michael Juergens of the Bhutan Wine Company was in May of 2019 when he posted pictures of him planting vines in the country of Bhutan via a WhatsApp…

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Podcast – Leah Jorgensen

Today I am pleased to announce my conversation with Leah Jorgensen. She runs everything behind the Leah Jorgensen Cellars wine label. She is known for focusing on something a bit different in Oregon Wine, Cab…

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The Incredible Oregon Winemaker Isabelle Meunier

I am sad my calendar is already full for this next event, and I will have to live vicariously through you. The Carlton Winemakers Studio has been holding a Vineyard Series Tour. On Saturday, July…

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The Incredible Oregon Winemaker Isabelle Meunier

I am sad my calendar is already full for this next event, and I will have to live vicariously through you. The Carlton Winemakers Studio has been holding a Vineyard Series Tour. On Saturday, July…

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