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Great Marketing: AVA Trading Cards

Great wine is about people as much as it is about place. The people that make up a place—an American Viticultural...

Great Marketing: AVA Trading Cards
posted on: Mar 19, 2014 | author: Cole Danehower

Been Busy . . .

Tasting Wine!   My apologies to any readers who have recently visited Essential Northwest Wines and found the...

Been Busy . . .
posted on: Mar 10, 2014 | author: Cole Danehower

Salute to ¡Salud!

Helping the “Invisible” Wine Workers Where is wine made? Ask most any Oregon winemaker and they will usually answer...

Salute to ¡Salud!
posted on: Nov 23, 2013 | author: Cole Danehower

Great NW Wine Invitational

Great Wines, in My Judgement There are a lot of excellent wine judging events out there these days. Last week I spent...

Great NW Wine Invitational
posted on: Nov 11, 2013 | author: Cole Danehower

The Happy Power of Wine

It’s just wine—Get over it! The universe has recently conspired to remind me that wine is just wine and the mystique...

The Happy Power of Wine
posted on: Nov 1, 2013 | author: Cole Danehower

Whither Oregon Riesling? Part 2

In the first part of this Oregon Riesling journey, I wrote about how the lack of supply in Oregon riesling was the...

Whither Oregon Riesling? Part 2
posted on: Oct 1, 2013 | author: Cole Danehower

Whither Oregon Riesling? Part 1

There is an excellent Northwest wine website called the Northwest Wine Anthem, run by the dapper Clive Pursehouse and...

Whither Oregon Riesling? Part 1
posted on: Sep 23, 2013 | author: Cole Danehower

PNW Wine in Hugh Johnson’s 2014...

Wold’s Most Popular Wine Guide has New PNW Content The 2014 edition of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book has just...

PNW Wine in Hugh Johnson’s 2014 Pocket Wine Book
posted on: Sep 19, 2013 | author: Cole Danehower

Angela Estate 2010 Pinot Noir, Yamhil...

ENW Report Card: Angela Estate 2010 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $40

Angela Estate 2010 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
posted on: Aug 12, 2013 | author: Cole Danehower

Riedel Stories, Part 1: The Hole

Wine . . . Pouring . . . Down Her Front . . . For some reason, I’ve had a number of odd little encounters with...

Riedel Stories, Part 1: The Hole
posted on: Aug 11, 2013 | author: Cole Danehower

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