Vinediction’s July reading included wine tales from Ancient Egypt and Persia, big news for Willamette Valley wineries and a reference book par excellence.
Maysara is a work-in-progress that began in 1997 when Moe and Flora Momtazi bought 500 acres of disused wheat farm to create a vineyard. Their journey to that point had been anything but ordinary. The couple fled their native Iran in 1982.
From Oregon to China, Jerez to Provence, travel the world one glass at a time with Vinediction’s June reading list.
Pattie and Mark Bjornson on building a winery and a legacy in the Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills (with a little help from Thor).
AHIVOY is a non-profit dedicated to education and empowerment for Hispanic and Latinx vineyard stewards.
In 1771, Maria Jose Velazquez’s ancestor bought at auction the house and property in the vall d’Albaida that, 200 years later, became Casa Los Frailes. Before Carlos III stamped them out, Jesuit friars (‘frailes’) lived in this small valley not far from the Mediterranean coast, tended vineyards, made wine and stored it in clay amphorae, tall as coffins, sunk into the cool earth in the low-beamed cellar.
One of the most beautiful vineyards I have had the pleasure of visiting was Whistling Dog Cellars just outside of Salem.
One thing I learned in the WSET Level 2 course is the significance of location. Minor differences in altitude, aspect… Read more Why Vineyard Aspect Matters
I had planned the perfect pairing: cheese ploughman’s with a fresh, crispy baguette accompanied by a zingy Albarino or Godello… Read more Cheese Ploughman’s + Falcata