Will There Be a Wine Shortage in 2021?

A story in the New York Post had this screaming headline:[1] The story was based on a statement from (deep breath) Director General Pau Roca of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).[2] I urge everyone to read the details of his statement. My purpose here is twofold: Answer the question, “Will there be a wine shortage?” Put together a summary table based on...

Siduri chardonnay 2019

Siduri Chardonnay 2019

Yes, you read that correctly.  Siduri has released a chardonnay.  Grapes are from Willamette Valley.  It’s pretty good and, as we expect from these folks, interesting. White flowers, orange blossom...

Political Wine

Political Wine

When she was still writing for Bloomberg, Megan McArdle did a winetasting of two wine clubs: National Review and The Nation.  The former is conservative, the latter is very liberal. Hence, political...

Rendevous Ribs Best Food for Pinot Noir

Best Food for Pinot Noir

What’s the best food for pinot noir?  We recommend Rendezvous Ribs with Lemon Brown Sugar sauce.  Both are from Steven Raichlen’s opus Raichlen on Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs. Steven is...

Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA

One of our best single day experiences on our summer trip was discovering Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA (American Viticultural Area).  We’d recommend heading straight for Carlton on the first day and...

Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Oregon Wineries Road Trip

We spent a couple of weeks on an Oregon wineries road trip at the end of July.  The first week we were on the coast.  We spent the second week in the heart of the Willamette Valley.  By my count we...