Monthly Archives: August 2013

Perfect Wines for a Perfect Weekend

Summer is winding down and the transition into fall provides weekends that seem to have the perfect combination of moderate temperatures and low humidity. This is the time of year when you want to spend each weekend on the deck … Continue reading

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Celebrating Four Years of Wine of the Week with Naked Chardonnays

Over the last four years, we have covered a lot of wine on WTOP Radio’s Wine of the Week Segment. This week’s Vine Guy Column marks the fourth anniversary of the first segment – so I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Remarkable Pinot Noirs from Oregon Discovered at This Year’s IPNC

Oregon has long been known for its spectacular scenery and fertile soils, but it hasn’t been until the early 1980’s or so that the state began to achieve international recognition as a major wine-producing region. Willamette Valley, roughly an hour’s … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir From Around The World

Many winemakers agree that the pinot noir grape is one of the most difficult varietals to grow and vinify, due in part to its thin skin and persnickety nature. But I can tell you that when pinot noir is good, … Continue reading

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