COMMENTARY

Neal Hulkower records his Slow Wine Guide interviews via Zoom with Josh Bergstrom of Bergstrom Wines. ##Photo provided

Zooming into Slow Wine

Slow Wine Guide persists with interviews despite pandemic

 

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Inside his studio/winery outside Sherwood, winemaker and professional potter Andrew Beckham stands among his amphorae, clays vessels for fermentation. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Skin in the Game

Amphora Gewürz illuminates ignored grape

 

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André Mack ##Photo provided

Q&A: André Mack

Sommelier, winemaker, educator

 

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All Phubbed Up

Unplug and seize the day

 

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All Wet

In the wrong too long

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Winemaker Michael Claypool ##Photo by Joshua Chang

Pardon the Disruption

Jura-style Chardonnay a delicious diversion

 

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Plum of a Job

Winemakers have it made in the shade

 

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Jonathan Cain ##Photo provided

Q&A: Jonathan Cain

Recording artist, winery owner 

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David Adelsheim ##Photo provided

Q&A: David Adelsheim

Oregon winemaker, leader, advocate

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LEFT: “Pinot Girl: A Family, a Region, an Industry” by Anna Maria Ponzi. RIGHT:  “Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations and Triumphs of America’s Youngest Sommelier” by Victoria James.

Tale of Two “Girls”

New memoirs offer contrasting views of a challenging industry

 

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Masked Americans during the Spanish Flu of 1918.

Masking in the Glory

Tasting rooms finally reopen; grab your mask

 

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Devium winemaker Keith Johnson. 
##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Gonzo Sparkler

Devium pét-nat Malbec a high-elevation hit

 

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Nathalie Fevre and her daughter, Julie, present wines at their Chablis winery, Domaine Nathalie et Gilles Fevre. ##Photo by L.M. Archer

Bourgogne Before Lockdown

One virus, four journalists, five regions, seven days

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Country artist and Concho winery owner Clay Walker ##Photo provided

Q&A: Clay Walker

Country star and Oregon winery owner 

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Mount St. Helens erupts in 1980.

Collaboration Is Key

Lessons from Mount St. Helens

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Finding the Helpers

Generosity of spirit lifts us up, gives us hope

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Winemaker Forrest Schaad. ##Photo provided

For a Good Time, Call Leon Foch

The 2018 Schaad Cellars Leon Foch features my favorite black dog since Led Zeppelin IV. It’s an unusual blend of French-American hybrids showcasing a not-so-urban legend. A black dog dominates the ...

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Photographer
Jason
Kaplan captures
Dan Warnshuis of
Utopia Vineyard
checking on his
Pinot Noir at the
Newberg winery.

The Bigger Picture

Why professional photos are so important

 

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Jade Helm

Q&A: Jade Helm

Wine educator, spunky sommelier and much more

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Youngberg Hill owners Wayne and Nicolette Bailey (back
row) with daughters (from left) Natasha, Aspen and Jordan. ##Photo provided

Name on a Bottle

Story of a family winery

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Editor Hilary Berg s new  office  view from her home at Roots Vineyard.

In It Together

Weathering the current storm

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