Some Starbucks Add Beer/Wine When I heard Portland was going to have a Starbucks that serves beer and wine I headed straight to their new NW Couch location to check out the wine list. What a great opportunity for regional winemakers to get a little more exposure and possibly a nice little cash infusion. After all, if Starbucks goes nationwide with this type of store, getting a … [Read more...] about Starbucks Grinds Out a Wine List
Michael Alberty Takes a Look at Rosé Wines A few weeks ago I was pouring at a tasting where the lineup included a few rosés. As I tried to pour the first pink wine into one gentleman's glass he looked at me with that look of disappointment that told me we were about to have a conversation about rosé. It was the face you would see if you invited that favorite flannel maven in … [Read more...] about Drink Pink Wine!
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 you count Blanc de Noirs (white from black) wines from the … [Read more...] about Wine Musings: In Search of the Great White Pinot Noir