Making white Pinot Noir is like discovering America: it's an exciting adventure and everybody wants to believe they were the first. But despite the pronouncements of a few winemakers in the New World, folks throughout Europe have been making a white wine with red Pinot Noir grapes for quite a long time, especially if … [Read more...] about Wine Musings: In Search of the Great White Pinot Noir
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Matt Kramer Out as Oregonian Wine Critic As another step in their "change of focus", Matt Kramer is out at The Oregonian newspaper. From Wikipedia, Matt Kramer is an American wine critic since 1976, who is a columnist for The Oregonian, (and was a columnist for The New York Sun before its demise in 2008), and … [Read more...] about Matt Kramer’s Wine Column Cut From Oregonian
The Plethora of Information Included on an iPad Wine List Drives Sales From The New York Times, At Bone’s, Atlanta’s most venerable steakhouse, a clubby place of oak paneling and white tablecloths, the gold-jacketed waiters now greet diners by handing them an iPad. It is loaded with the restaurant’s extensive wine … [Read more...] about iPad Wine List Boosts Restaurant Sales
How to maximize your restaurant wine buying dollars. By Bruce Bauer I have been meaning to put my thoughts about how to maximize your restaurant wine buying dollars to print for a long time. I was finally motivated by a similar article in the Wall Street Journal (the link is now invalid) where they listed their top … [Read more...] about Restaurant Wine Lists: Getting the Most for Your Dollar
["PDXMan" saw the comment below, and decided to fill me in. I thought his response was so good, it deserved publishing. I appreciate the time he took crafting his response.] "Many times imports are a much better bargain then domestics. It drives me crazy that heavy bottles can be shipped half way across the world and … [Read more...] about Why Are Domestic Wines So Expensive?
Portlands' veritable pantheon of viniculture mastery … your very own Iron Sommeliers By Marshall and Carolyn Manning And on April 13th, 2007, these masters of wine sat back and watched a private dining room brimming with anticipation. These brilliant matchmakers had already done their part days before. This was the … [Read more...] about Dueling Sommeliers: Who’s the Best?
Erin-Marie Palmer was the owner of The Wine Cellar in Beaverton as well as Shaker and Vine in Portland [ed 2016 - now closed]. Palmer is best described as a feisty, well-spoken local wine expert who has no qualms about expressing her preferences for what makes a great glass of vino. Shaker and Vine is a quirky, hip … [Read more...] about Interview: Erin-Marie Palmer of Shaker and Vine
Food Dude Article #10 By Ken Collura Every year, I try to assess the goals I've set for myself as a sommelier and whether they are being achieved. I know most people do this around New Year's Day, but August is just as good. So now is the time to reaffirm a couple of these resolutions, my raison d'etre, so to … [Read more...] about Reaffirmations – as a Sommelier, How Am I Doing?