Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon

Leese-Fitch is one of the brands produced by “The Other Guys” wine company in California. While I don’t think of them as a big wine producer, I see their wines everywhere I shop so they must be producing a pretty good volume of wine. Some of the …read more

Defining “wine bar”

What seems like a century ago but was really just in 2008, I wrote a smacky little article on my personal website about my frustration with wine bars in San Francisco. Despite not being the most elegant of prose and some things being wholly incorrect, I stand by …read more

Domaine Schoenheitz is Alsace at its Best

Domaine Schoenheitz One of the fantastic things about living in Portland, especially for wine lovers are all the excellent choices we have for wines. Not just the ones produced here, also the thousands of other choices we have on our retailer’s shelves from all over the world. These were …read more

Going Hot Turkey (March 2015 Wine Article Roundup)

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In like a frozen lion, out like a lamb paired with well-aged Cabernet Sauvignon, March is behind us. Er… wait a second… it’s still cold here. Ok, whatever…

Here’s a roundup of some of the items in which I’ve had a hand in penning during the month:

There were two items …read more

Why is champagne getting drier?


Champagnes seem to have been getting drier in recent years. What’s driving the trend? I put the question of declining Champagne dosage levels to Peter Wasserman today. Wasserman, along with his mother Becky, exports several grower champagnes including Godmé Pere et fils, José D’hondt, Camille Savès, and Vazart-Coquart.

Wasserman …read more

A California dream team in Houston for In Pursuit of Balance

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The stars came out for the In Pursuit of Balance preview dinner last night at Paulie’s, one of Houston’s most popular casual restaurants and the other half of its favorite wine bar, Camerata.

Above, from left, that’s winemaker Sashi Moorman, winemaker Pax Mahle, Houston energy exec (and investor in Sashi and …read more