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Episode 347: Blind Wines From Chas’s Collection

Chas has been excited to do this show for a while. He picked out three aged bottles from his collection that Dan had definitely tasted before. He said that they were all from Oregon, but aside from that, all three were poured blind on the show. I hope you enjoy this look at some aged

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Episode 294: 2013 Pinot Noir from Scott Paul over 3 AVAs

Matt brought out 3 bottles from Scott Paul Wines, all from 2013, and each representing a different AVA. He joins us, and we discuss the vintage a bit, as well as the recent transition at Scott Paul. Specifically, we have the D122 from Ribbon Ridge, the Bedrock from the Dundee Hills, and the Azana from

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Episode 269: Underwood Wine In A Can

Our curiosity got the better of us, and after seeing them on the shelves for quite a while, we had to try the Underwood wines from the can. We went into it with pretty low expectations, but at $6 per can, the competition isn’t too stiff either. We taste their Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and

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Episode 262: Three New Wines From Franciacorta

Our friend Catherine with Balzac Marketing sent us a few more samples from Franciacorta. We had tasted three others back in episode 189, and were interested in trying a few more to see what they were like. Franciacorta is a cool region in Northern Italy that has been a DOCG since 1995. All of the

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Episode 257: Interesting White Wines from 2013

This week we have a tri of wines from interesting sources. The 2013 Analemma Gewurztraminer is from the Atavus vineyard, which sits at 1700 feet above sea level, The 2013 Tantalus Riesling is from the Okanagan Valley in Canada, and the 2013 Ovum Corral Creek Vineyard Riesling is grown in the Loess soil of the

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Episode 256: The Search For The Great American Riesling 17

Dan picked up three new bottles of small production Oregon Riesling for this week. We’re happy to be able to try some new things all at the same time, and to see what new producers are going with Riesling here. We taste The Pressing Plant 2011 Dry Riesling, the 2013 Jasper Sisco Clara Estelle Cherry

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Episode 255: A Visit With Weingut Herbert Pazen

While in Germany, we were invited for a visit with Reinhold and Gisela Pazen of Weingut Herbert Pazen. Our friend Ewald Moseler has been bringing these wines into Portland alone for quite a few years, and they have always been enjoyable. Reinhold was more comfortable answering questions in German, so we just went with it.

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Episode 254: Some Entry Level Oregon Pinot Noir From 2013

Chas picked three bottles of current release Pinot Noir for this week’s show. All three are around $20 and all three producers make a number of Pinots at higher price points. So, this is a good chance to check out some entry level offerings. We taste the 2013 Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir,

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Episode 253: Blind Sparkling Wine For The New Year

We had a good time tasting blind sparkling wine last year, and it was well received. The decision to do it again was easy. Thanks to Matt for the Japanese monkey blind bags. We now have two sets of blind bags to choose from! Chas picked out the wines, so they were single blind for