Yesterday’s Domestic Tasting at the Standard Biergarten was a tremendous success. The winds and rain kept few at bay. Big thanks to all of our producers who showed, and great gratitude to all who came out to taste and play. We’re looking forward to the upcoming season and are proud to represent. Cheers!
Posts from the ‘Pacific North West’ Category
Brian, our Domestic Portfolio Director, recently returned from a trip to the Pacific North West. What follows is a recap of his observations and experiences.
December 7-9th, 2011
The best part of my trip was experiencing the incredible experimentation going on right now in the Pacific North West. Oregon and Washington State have nurtured the growth and mentored the next crop of winemakers who don’t believe that they should follow the press/points or a dogma of their predecessors. Instead, this recent crop believes in the potential of the grapes and region; their quest rooted in the search for cool climate vineyards, for growers using organic farming practices (especially “dry farmed” sites), and for those who are converting to or utilizing biodynamic principles.