Interior Planning Commences on New Hopsitality Space
Posted Fri, December 14, 2012 in All Posts
Building designer Brett Fogelstrom meets with Andi of Esque Studio about the creation and installation of an inspired chandelier for the new building's foyer. The blown glass fixture will be the centerpiece of the new space.
OFI & the Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest
Posted Wed, December 12, 2012 in All Posts
Join us in support of the Orangutan Foundation International and the Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest and the gentle creatures it protects.
Over twenty years ago, before we both returned to operate the family winery, the two of us ventured around the world for a year. Our first stop was Borneo. Here we worked for weeks in the rainforest with Dr. Birute Galdikas and her beloved orangutans at Camp Leakey. We fell in love with these gentle, remarkably intelligent creatures.
Dr. Galdikas has since founded the Orangutan Foundation International in hopes of preserving their diminishing habitat. The...
Top 100 Wines: Rosé
Posted Tue, December 04, 2012 in All Posts
Updated 3:44 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2012
When the Top 100 includes almost as much pink wine as Chardonnay, it's safe to say that rosé has fully arrived. In part, credit cool 2011 vintages along the West Coast that spurred winemakers to think pink. But also, it has become acceptable to drink rosé all year long. No surprise there: It is perhaps the most food-friendly of wines, able to walk in the shoes of both white and red.
We also should thank vintners for finally giving it serious consideration. Where once most domestic rosé was simply a byproduct of red winemaking,...
Winestein: Oregon, a mecca for U.S. pinot noir
Posted Mon, December 03, 2012 in All Posts
Published: November 28, 2012
Earlier this month, I visited Oregon, a mecca for U.S. pinot noir, where I tasted a range of wines and got to visit some of the small producers.
Yellowing vineyards offered a flash of color in the green, lush region where wineries appear to be nestled in the forested hills, unobtrusive parts of their rural communities.
Oregon's modern wine industry began a generation ago with people who planted Alsatian varieties - pinot gris, riesling, gewürztraminer and pinot noir. Yes, pinot noir is planted in Alsace, the cool-growing region of France. That first wave...