I am a wine writer and digital marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon. I have come to appreciate the growing wine regions in the Pacific Northwest since arriving here in 2009. I look forward to sharing my passion for Oregon and Pacific Northwest white wines in particular with you. Read more on my About Page.
Tag Archives: Kramer
This May I spent a morning with Kim Kramer and her folks at Kramer Vineyards helping them disgorge 10 cases of sparkling wine. We shot video to make a short primer on the finishing process after secondary fermentation has occurred in the bottle. Continue reading
The winery I work for produces a late harvest Riesling that makes me realize how wholly unappreciated dessert wines are. On any given day I can expect to encounter a visitor that claims to not like “sweet wine,” and opts to skip the last taste in the flight. I can’t help but think that these folks are seriously missing out because they are thinking about dessert wines in the wrong context—as something that might be sipped casually on the patio, coating the palate with sugar. Instead I like to encourage folks to think of dessert wine in a different context. And one of my favorites is in terms of blue cheese. Continue reading
People always tend to think of sparkling wine this time of year. I’d love to dispel the idea that bubbles are only for holidays and special occasions, and should be enjoyed any time. Champagne, Sekt, Cava, and Prosecco are all excellent choices and can be found in all price ranges. There are however a number of good sparkling wine producers in the Pacific Northwest as well! Continue reading
I’ve recently been fixated with seeking out local producers who make Müller-Thurgau. Some have told me that the wines made from this cross (genetically speaking, not in a crotchety way) is “too insipid” to drink, and best avoided. I’m of the opinion though that most wine will find some kind of market—look at the success of White Zinfandel in California. Continue reading