This shapely, stylish wine is from one of the newer, up-and-coming artisanal producers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Pattie and Mark Bjornson embody the do-it-yourself spirit,
For many years they tried to grow good Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley without much success until they figured out that the California-sourced clones were
Although I’ve occasionally had a dry, austere French Gewürztraminer, they tend to be full-bodied and round, sometimes a little oily in texture, with explosive fruit
The Gamay varietal is famous for producing the simple, light wines of Beaujolais, a wine region consisting of 10 villages just north of Lyon, France.
We spent a week last fall in the Willamette Valley tasting our way through the offerings from about 30 wineries, many of them internationally acclaimed
Riesling is a bit of a mystery. Intensely aromatic, with bright fresh fruit, a rich mouthfeel, and bracing acidity, it should be everyone’s favorite white