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“Everything But Barrel” Winemaking (aka Wherever You Go, There Amphora Is)

I wrote for Wine Enthusiast magazine about all the ways to ferment wine–besides using barrels or stainless steel tanks. Of course, clay amphorae are featured, but also glass carboys, and concrete. Quotes from some pretty awesome winemakers. Check out the story here! And if you’re interested to learn more about amphorae wine, stay tuned for my… Continue reading “Everything But Barrel” Winemaking (aka Wherever You Go, There Amphora Is)

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Being-Together, With Wine, And Supporting Domestic Winemakers

Earlier today, I sat down to work on the article about orange wine that I started last week, and I thought: “Ugh. Who even cares?” It’s hard to reconcile writing about wine, food, the stuff of revelry, with the events of this week. It’s still too raw for me to formulate cogent words about what… Continue reading Being-Together, With Wine, And Supporting Domestic Winemakers

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The New Wave Of Oregon Natural Wine: Notes From Tastings

This summer, I tasted many exciting Oregon wines during a two-week trip that I pulled off with generous support from the Oregon Wine Board and Travel Oregon/Portland. I’m a little too amped up about some of these wines to wait for an editor to approve this story, so I’ll write briefly here about the naturally-working Oregon producers… Continue reading The New Wave Of Oregon Natural Wine: Notes From Tastings

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#CheninCheninChenin

Chenin Blanc is one of those varieties that wine lovers really obsess over–and master sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier is most obsessed of all. I was so glad to sit down with her and learn the story of how Loire Valley winemakers realized the potential of dry Chenin by improving their vineyard and cellar practices, mainly through… Continue reading #CheninCheninChenin