Is it fair to compare a grape produced in the old world, with centuries of history, to one made in the New World, thousands of miles away? Or is it better to appreciate them for what they are – unique in thei...
Along with the enthusiasm and hospitality of the winery owners, two additional elements are contributing to a flourishing winemaking panorama in Southern Oregon: the tempranillo grape and wine clubs.
“They had a tasting in France,” Winiarski's wife told him one day toward the end of May in 1976. “We won.” “That's nice,” he said.
There are wine drinkers who enjoy La Spinetta and Sine Qua Non; I used to be that guy. But for wine lovers just beginning a collection, I would offer advice that I wish someone had offered me years ago.