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Episode 267: The Search For The Great American Riesling 18

Dan got his hands on four interesting American Rieslings and wanted to do them as a blind show. We’ve got two wines from Oregon, one from Napa, California, and one from the Finger Lakes of New York. We have a brand new release with the 2014 Trisaetum Coast Range Riesling. We revisit the 2013 Jasper

Pinot Noir

Episode 266: Current Release 2014 Rose Wines

We were going to do more Pinot Noir this week, but it got a little warmer, and we felt inspired to do Rose this week instead. Chas picked up the 2014 Anne Amie Cuvee A Midnight Saignee and the 2014 Teutonic Laurel Vineyard Rose. Dan found the 2014 Illahe Estate Tempranillo Rose. What’s your favorite

Other Wines

Wine Is Serious Business 265: The 47-ten Series From Canyon Wind Cellars In Colorado

Back in Episode 232 we tasted some high end wines from Canyon Wind Cellars. Recently, Dan saw a deal on Wine Berserkers to pick up their entry level line up with free shipping, and thought it would make a fun show. This is their 47-ten series, named after the elevation of the vineyard. All three

Blind Tasting

Episode 264: Blind Tasting Chardonnay

Chas picked up three bottles of Chardonnay from around the world to taste blind this week. It was double blind for Dan. Wine #2 was unfortunately corked, but we still had a very interesting comparison between wines one and three. These were the 2012 Matello Richard’s Cuvee, and the 2012 Domaines Leflaive Macon-Verze. What’s your

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The Eyrie Vineyards 50th Anniversary Tasting

On February 22nd, 1965, David Lett began the first plantings of Pinot Noir and other varieties in the Willamette Valley. Exactly fifty years later, we experienced a well curated once-in-a-lifetime tasting of Eyrie wines spanning five decades. In a large room at the Portland Art Museum, flanked by casts of famous Greek and Roman sculptures,

Pinot Noir

Episode 263: Checking out Swick Wines

Joe Swick has worked at many different wineries around the world, and has recently set up Swick Wines, his own operation in Oregon. He’s watched some of our shows, and regularly comments on them. We were curious to see what his wines were like, and picked up a bottle of three current releases. He currently


Episode 262: Three New Wines From Franciacorta

Our friend Catherine with Balzac Marketing sent us a few more samples from Franciacorta. We had tasted three others back in episode 189, and were interested in trying a few more to see what they were like. Franciacorta is a cool region in Northern Italy that has been a DOCG since 1995. All of the

Pinot Noir

Episode 261: A View From The Cellar – 2007 Pinot Noir From Around The World

This show was inspired by a bottle traded to us in Germany by Chris from the blog Weinzeit. Chas thought it would be fun to compare it with other bottles of Pinot Noir from 2007, and dug through his cellar to find the other two. He picked bottles from Oregon and France, making this a