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Maybe making wine is rocket science after all

Maybe making wine is rocket science after all

We recently ran across a book whose title asserts "wine is not rocket science."  After our recent trip to Oregon's Willamette Valley, we are not so sure.  One of the wineries we visited as we were scouting wines for our Topochines Vino Wine Store is Vidon Vineyard, located just outside of the town of Newburg in the … Continue reading Maybe making wine is rocket science after all

A pretty nice hill in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

A pretty nice hill in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Just before Thanksgiving we made a trip to Oregon's Willamette Valley wine region to scout out unique wines for our Topochines Vino wine store.  As our "home base" for our five-day trip, we stayed at Youngberg Hill Inn, easily our favorite place to stay in all of Willamette Valley.  This was not our first time staying … Continue reading A pretty nice hill in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Making a small fortune in the wine business

Making a small fortune in the wine business

You’ve heard the old joke, right? Q:  How do you make a small fortune in the wine business? A:  You start with a large fortune and lose some of it. A clear sign of our dubious sanity is our decision to become wine importers and online retailers, despite not starting with a large fortune.  Today … Continue reading Making a small fortune in the wine business

Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

We have been to some pretty cool places and met some very compelling people through our blogging and wine importing activities.  Last week, we had an experience that shot to the top of our list of "wow" moments:  lunch with Cary Gott.  Those that work in the California wine industry or have any serious connection … Continue reading Lunch with Napa Valley Icon Cary Gott

This will be our shortest post ever

This will be our shortest post ever

This headline should make some of you happy, at least momentarily. And it is true - this will be a short post. We just wanted to link to a blog posted by our friends T Dracaena Wines. Not only are they super people, they make great wine. Here's a link to their blog post, which … Continue reading This will be our shortest post ever