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Pinot Noir Blanc = Champagne without the bubbles

Pinot Noir Blanc = Champagne without the bubbles

This is the latest chapter in our ongoing series of posts about wines and wine makers that we feature on our Online Wine Store.  Our Topochines Vino wine store focuses on small-production wines from family wineries in the United States and Europe.  This chapter is dedicated to one of our newer winery partners, Ghost Hill Cellars … Continue reading Pinot Noir Blanc = Champagne without the bubbles

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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

Gluttony Punished

Gluttony Punished

A while back our friends Inna and Igor - fellow wine afficionados - proposed a novel idea for a wine tasting:  a side-by-side tasting of the same varietal - in this case, Pinot Noir. What made this proposal particularly novel is that all four wines would be from the same producer, Etude Wines.  We have … Continue reading Gluttony Punished

A B&B That Serves Wine for Breakfast

We traveled to Oregon in late September to drop off a kid at the University of Oregon in Eugene.  Wrapped around that momentous event, we planned a series of adult activities for ourselves:  wine tasting, visiting some nice restaurants, attending an Oregon football game, and staying at some wine country bed and breakfasts.  This post is the … Continue reading A B&B That Serves Wine for Breakfast