The Judgment of BC takes a look at how BC wines fare on the international stage by putting 12 BC wines up against 12 standard bearers from global regions. The 2nd annual tasting looked first at Pinot Noir and then Riesling. Here's a look at the results.
¡Salud! services raised record funds this year to provide mobile healthcare to vineyard workers and their families. It is the only comprehensive healthcare program for migrant vineyard workers of its size I have seen in the country. The annual fundraiser auction occurred the weekend after the national election this year even as portions of Portland were shut down by protests outside. Here's my write up on JancisRobinson.com [there is a paywall].
This year marks the 25th anniversary of ¡Salud!, an Oregon programme that provides vital healthcare services to seasonal vineyard workers and their families (see Alder's recent column on Winegrowing in the wake of Trump about this vital aspect of American wine… This article is for members only.
Coombsville just south east of the town of Napa (see this map) became an official appellation in 2011 and since then has received steadily increasing attention. Even so, this subzone of Napa Valley is still one of the sleepier, less developed parts of the valley. Being well…
Curious about Napa history? Here's a look at the history of the Robert Mondavi Winery, its influence through the region, and its stylistic arc across 50 years of winemaking as seen through 24 vintages of the Cabernet Reserve. [paywall]