RieslingLate September
October 20, 2014

– Jon Oropeza

November 23, 2013

Burgundy Guy and Bordeaux Guy are tasting two wines. One, a 1er Cru Nuits-St. George from a small producer. The other, a Bordeaux Second from an esteemed producer. “This is the better wine,” Bordeaux Guy says, lifting the glass of Cab/Merlot. “I agree.” says Burgundy Guy. “Then why are you still drinking that pinot?” “Oh, […]

June 1, 2013

Some thoughts on the summers I’ve lived here and the wines that were born from those summers: 2009: My first year in the PNW. This was a very unusual summer heat-wise. We had a two week spell in late July and then another spell in August where temps in Portland were consistently over 100. The […]

July 4, 2010

Heading up to The Farm this afternoon. Got berries, veggies, bread, cheese, pate, a pound of chicken hearts and four pounds of steak. A bottle of Italian white and a bottle of Dave Phinney’s The Prisoner. How Dave got into the wine biz is a great story. What’s more American than a determined dude cracking […]

November 29, 2007

I’m only a few years into my odyssey of learning about wine. But I realized something the other night: Learning to taste wine isn’t just about learning to taste wine. It’s about learning how to taste everything. – Jon Oropeza