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Ryan Collins
 
April 22, 2016 | Ryan Collins

The effects of water on tannin levels in grape development - Part three: Irrigation

In February I had the pleasure of speaking at the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium on a panel talking about grape and wine tannins. Anna Matzinger, Steve Price and I wanted to clarify what tannins are, how their levels in wine affect texture and structure of the wine, where tannins come from, the role of soil moisture on grape tannin levels and how harvest date affects quality of tannins. Part 3 discusses irrigation.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Ryan Collins
 
April 15, 2016 | Ryan Collins

The effects of water on tannin levels in grape development - Part two: Plant physiology


In February I had the pleasure of speaking at the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium on a panel talking about grape and wine tannins. Anna Matzinger, Steve Price and I wanted to clarify what tannins are, how their levels in wine affect texture and structure of the wine, where tannins come from, the role of soil moisture on grape tannin levels and how harvest date affects quality of tannins. Part 2 dives into plant physiology.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 15, 2016 at 2:25 AM
Tom Caruso
 
March 31, 2016 | Tom Caruso

Oregon Wine Symposium Part Two: Climatology

Held every year, the Oregon Wine Symposium is marked as "the premier educational event and trade show for the Northwest wine community." This was the first year that I had the pleasure to attend and following this past harvest, I was looking forward to lectures on some pretty hot topics in the Willamette Valley during the 2015 season. To say that there is something for every sector of this industry represented at the Symposium is an understatement. That said, there seemed to be one topic that transcended every niche of the wine business because it affects us all - climatology reports.  Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Karen Peterson
 
June 12, 2015 | Karen Peterson

Soils!

In celebration of the UN naming 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS), our Tasting Room Manager, my fellow Karen at A to Z, and I have put together a table of shared terms used to describe wines and soils. The first in a series of soil-related posts.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 1:48 PM
Carrie Kalscheuer
 
April 13, 2015 | Carrie Kalscheuer

Top 5 Unexpected Food & Wine Pairings

Transcendent pairings don't come around often. When this rare and wonderful event happens, it's important to give pause and relish the moment, then tell everyone you know so that they can share in the joy. And if you find something truly bizarre, unexpected and inspirational, well, you write a blog post.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 13, 2015 at 11:40 AM
Meredith McGough
 
November 13, 2014 | Meredith McGough

A Kid at the Adult Table

Winemaking is the intersection of art and science. For most of us, the process skews more heavily one way or the other, but this meeting of left and right brain has always been, to me, a central tenet of the craft.  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 13, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Mike Willison
 
September 16, 2014 | Mike Willison

What's missing from your end-of-summer get together?


A summer favorite at the winery, we recommend Ahi Poké paired with Chardonnay or Pinot Gris as the perfect pairing to start your end-of-summer get together.  Continue »

Time Posted: Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM