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Episode 353: Current Releases From Big Table Farm

We’ve enjoyed wines from Big Table Farm over the past few years, and were very excited to receive samples of their 2018 Spring releases. The quality of their wines across the board is really impressive now, and their bottles are still among the most beautiful in the business. It’s a pleasure to taste and talk


Episode 351: Chardonnay From New Producers

For this show we picked some Chardonnay that we’ve heard good things about. Dan had tasted the 2014 Twill Willamette Valley Chardonnay at an event, and the 2014 Twill Johan Vineyards Chardonnay and the 2015 Granville Willamette Valley Chardonnay came as recommendations from friends. It’s great to see this kind of quality coming out of

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Episode 333: Trying New 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir

Dan picked up a trio of bottles that are new to the show. We’ve tasted pleny of wine from Evesham Wood here before, but not the Mahonia Vineyard. We also have wines from two producers that we hadn’t tasted here, or otherwise, and were excited to try; the 2014 Willful Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and

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Episode 324: Entry Level Pinot Noir From New And Old Favorites

Evesham Wood has a great reputation for making great wine as well as being one of the Willamette Valley’s long standing values. It’s the producer that turned Chas on to Pinot Noir, and we like to check in on some of their wines every year. The 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from them just came

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Episode 318: 2014 Pinot Noir From Some Favorite Wine Makers

This week we’ve got a trio of wines in mid-range prices that all come from producers we check in on regularly. We have the 2014 Big Table Farm Pelos Sandberg Pinot Noir, the 2014 Grochau Cellars Lia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the 2014 Omero Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Do you think that mirrored SLR’s are

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Episode 315: Some Cool Local Samples

We received some interesting samples from some folks in the area that enjoy our show. Big thanks to Joe, Ed, and Jackson for your interest! It’s always exciting to us to try new current wines from around here. We’ve got the 2014 Swick Wines Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir, the 2014 Granville Holstein Vineyard Pinot Noir,


Episode 304: Newer Productions of Oregon Riesling

Our last show talked about New Zealand Riesling, this one brings us back to Oregon. We taste wines from two producers who are brand new to the valley, and one from an old producer that doesn’t always have Riesling as part of their line-up. The new wines are 2015 Rieslings with the K from Paetra,

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Wine Is Serious Business 295: Joe Swick Visits WISB – part 2

After making wine all over the world for a few years, Joe Swick returned to Oregon to make his own wine. We’ve tasted and enjoyed his wine on previous episodes, and he offered to come join us. In addition to his own wines, he brought two wines from Portugal, the 2013 Luis Seabra Granito Cru

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Episode 293: Blind Oregon Pinot Noir Across Three Vintages

Chas picked up a great blind show last week, with bottles from three interesting producers from three different regions of the Willamette Valley. He suggested tasting them blind, and proved to be fun and interesting. We taste the 2012 Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, the 2014 Day Wines Johan Vineyards Pinot Noir, and the


Episode 292 : Oregon Riesling for Christmas

After doing last week’s show, we decided to follow up with one for Christmas. Chas had collected three bottles of Oregon Riesling for a show, and tonight was as good as any. Apologies to those of you who were hoping for Sauternes. We still have a nice bit of variety here, and hope you enjoy it. We taste