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Tasting Clones at Erath Winery Oregon #wbc2012

What a great session hosted by Erath (‘the art of Pinot’) here at the Wine Bloggers Conference 2012. We arrived in the room to find four Pinots from Erath Winery 2009 Prince Hill  (all in elegant and expensive Pinot glasses) with the first being the 115 Clone (softer, floral) and the second Clone 777 (spicier). […]


Visiting the Willamette Valley (Damn It!)

… so one of the best things about going to #WBC in Portland, Oregon (wine blogger conference) is the pre-trips. You read yesterday about my opening day trip to the Yamhill Valley and the Evergreen Aviation Museum followed by a tasting at Johan vineyards and Left Coast Cellars. So on Thursday we had a dynamic […]


Exploring Salem Wine Country

So here I am in Salem for the Wine Blogger’s Conference #WBC12 and yesterday saw all the usual suspects, many of whom I also saw in Italy last year. The weather is sunny and very nice. The plane ride was long – five hours from NYC – and soon after arrival we divided into groups […]