Other Wines

Wine Is Serious Business 330: Matt’s Champagne Leftovers

Matt wanted to drink some Champagne with us this week, and we were really impressed with what his selections. We hope you get a chance to try one or two of these in the future, because they were all showing well. We taste the Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs, the Eric Rodez Blanc de Blancs,

Other Wines

Episode 328: A Mix Of Current Releases

This week we have a trio of wines Dan was interested in. All three come from local producers who have done well for themselves over the past few years, making interesting wines with a distinct style. We have the 2015 Bow & Arrow Le Chenaie Sauvignon Blanc, the 2013 Johan Visdom Chardonnay, and the 2014

Pinot Noir

Episode 327: Tasting Vancouver Island

Dan visited Vancouver Island this past summer, and visited a few wineries while he was up there. It was fun to talk with people in a very new wine region, and fun to taste the different things they’re growing as they learn about the possibilities of the region. For the show, we taste the 2014


Episode 326: Suntory Hibiki Whisky With Matt

Our friend Matt is a big fan the Hibiki Whisky from Suntory in Japan. For a while, we’ve been resisting the idea of putting more whisky on a show, but he finally talked us into it. We’re glad that he did. We’re far from experts, or even educated about whisky, but we really enjoyed tasting

Other Wines

Episode 325: Freshest Of The Fresh With Beau

It is only November of 2016, and we’ve got not one, but two 2016 wines on this week’s show! The 2016 Verdelho Pet Nat from Swick Wines and the 2016 Les Nouveaux Garcons Grenache from Fausse Piste were picked up by Dan at a tasting after they gave a good showing. In addition our friend

Pinot Noir

Episode 324: Entry Level Pinot Noir From New And Old Favorites

Evesham Wood has a great reputation for making great wine as well as being one of the Willamette Valley’s long standing values. It’s the producer that turned Chas on to Pinot Noir, and we like to check in on some of their wines every year. The 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from them just came


Episode 323: Some High End Oregon Riesling

We’re both big fans of wines from Paetra and Brooks and were excited to do this show. Both put a lot of effort into not only delivering high quality Riesling in the glass, but also careful farming and dedication to expressing place. Both make multiple types of Riesling, looking to express different character in each

Pinot Noir

Episode 322: EIEIO Cuvee I Across a Decade

Jay McDonald has been making Oregon Pinot Noir for decades, with his first vintage coming out in 1996. We’ve had a number of quality of wines from him over the years, and are pleased to finally get a couple of them on the show. Dan went to buy the 2012 EIEIO Cuvee I for this