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: Soléna Estate
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
I’ve been reading through many of my tasting notes on northwest white wines as the year comes to an end. My first full year in Oregon I tasted a lot of wines and had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. Hopefully in the coming year I will have ample opportunity to visit even more tasting rooms in the Northwest. Continue reading