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Episode 344: Sharing Some Local Favorites with Aviv Restaurant

Dan has known Tal Caspi for a number of years, and enjoyed his food at a carts and pop-ups. When he opened Aviv on SE Division, he reached out and asked us to join him in the restaurant for a show to introduce some local wines that we like. We brought some current release that

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Episode 343: Visiting Jeff Vejr at Les Caves

Jeff Vejr and John House are the winemakers for Golden Cluster and Ovum, respectively. These two wineries are on the cutting edge of Oregon wine, working with fascinating vineyards and grapes, and digging deep into our state’s wine history. They teamed up to open up Les Caves, on NE Alberta in Portland, providing a great

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Wine Is Serious Business 342: 2015 Single Vineyard Wines From Walter Scott

Ken and Erica have been getting a lot of attention over the past few years for making world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at their Walter Scott winery in the Eola Amity Hills. We spent an evening tasting, talking, and having a great time. We split this long interview into a couple of shows, but

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Episode 339: Pinot Noir From Big Table Farm

Big Table Farm is run by Brian and Clare, who moved up here chasing a wine dream. Today, they’re living that dream, and making some of Oregon’s best wines on their farm in the Northern Willamette Valley. When they recently released some wines to their mailing list, Dan picked up the 2014 Wirtz Pinot Noir,

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Episode 338: Barbera d’Alba with David

After a trip to Piedmont, Dan was impressed with some high quality Barbera wines, and talked about how they get caught in the shadow of Nebbiolo and are under appreciated. Our friend David, is a big fan of Barolo, and for year’s we’ve talked about doing a show discussing Barbera wines of his choice. He

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Episode 337: Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay From Oregon

We’re working on getting the regular video up. For now, please view this episode on Facebook here: We’ve got some great samples on hand this week, and want to say thanks to Ed from William Marie and Dixie from Trellis for reaching out to us. We’ve got a 2015 Knudsen Vineyards Chardonnay from one of

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Episode 336: Real Irish Wine

This week we have some hand imported bottles from Ireland. Lusca is a very small producer in Ireland that has a special system set up to allow these grapes to ripen, and to protect them from the large amount of rain they can get in that part of the world. We get to try the

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Episode 335: Tasting Maresh Red Barn Wine With Taylor Davis

Taylor is another Oregon wine lover who we’ve met recently at a number of different events. We’re surprised it took so long to meet, since we’re a degree of separation apart through many different channels. We had lots to talk about, and he was very excited to share some stories and wines he acquired during

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Episode 334: New Love & Squalor Single Vineyard Wines

Matt Berson of Love & Squalor wines reached out to us to do a show about some new wines he made, and we’re happy that we were able to find a time to make it happen. He’s loved blending every wine he’s released in the past, but with these wines, he was inspired to bottle