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Paula Bandy

Dancin’ goes dry

2021 was Dancin’ Vineyards’ first full year of dry farming. They almost made it last year, but in the first week of September there was a heat spell and they ne...

Wine with a view

The indigo mountains of Southern Oregon deepen their violet hues in the fall, creating a dramatic backdrop for the shimmering mustard yellows, peppery reds and ...

Troon goes beyond biodynamics

Rudolph Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, first proposed biodynamics in 1924. Based on holistic and symbiotic practices, biodynamics took the early 20th century...

Parsing the many facets of pinot noir

People all over the globe are sipping a liquid jewel of the wine world, because Aug. 18 is International Pinot Noir Day. The pinot noir grape produces a heavily...

Celebrate mead, drink of the ages

Back in the day — way back — quite possibly even before wine, which has been dated as long ago as 9,000 years, one of our ancestors might have kept some raw, st...

Albariño Days bring a taste of Spain

Crisp, lively, delicate, and aromatic are often used to describe what has become the quintessential Spanish white wine, Albariño. In the Spanish province of Gal...

Field guides for the wine wanderer

For those of you planning to travel into the reopening world, I’ve put together a list of field guides to winelands, near and far. Getting ready, and for use in...

Drinking in the pink

If any of us admit to having enjoyed that sweet pink wine in our youth, it’s usually with a smile and a shake of the head. Unfortunately, that was often the fir...

Wine may do more than taste good

Throughout the ages wine has been considered to hold healing qualities for a variety of ailments and diseases. Its use was so widespread and accepted that wine ...

Red wines take center stage

Southern Oregon wineries, from the Umpqua Valley to the Rogue and Applegate valleys, came away with numerous awards from the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine C...