Vinediction’s July reading included wine tales from Ancient Egypt and Persia, big news for Willamette Valley wineries and a reference book par excellence.
Led by wine-maker Elena Rodriguez, Alumbra Cellars is forges new connections between the Hispanic community and wine culture.
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.
Meet biodynamic wine-maker and part-time bathroom decorator Patrick Reuter of Oregon’s Dominio IV winery.
Explore Oregon Wine Country. The following outdoor delights were recommended by some of the Willamette Valley’s best winemakers, whom you can be sure have excellent taste.
AHIVOY is a non-profit dedicated to education and empowerment for Hispanic and Latinx vineyard stewards.
Coelho Winery is a family-owned and operated outfit in the tiny town of Amity, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Coelho – which means ‘rabbit’ in Portuguese – draws on the family’s Portuguese heritage to make exceptional, unique wines.
Typewriters are by no means rare in Oregon. The Smith-Corona in the Illahe Vineyards office is not, however, a hipster accessory. Nor is the chalkboard where someone has scrawled: “Buy more chalk”. Or the phonograph and four-foot high wooden speakers bookending crates of classic rock LPs in the corner of the warehouse.
Maybe the challenge of marketing fine wine to under-40s in the United States is rooted in what they ate as kids.