Setting the stage for biodynamics in Southern Oregon at Troon Wines

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In Southern Oregon, in a small wine growing area called Applegate Valley, sits Troon Vineyard, and up and coming biodynamic star. Founded in 1972 by Dick Troon as a vineyard, it’s legacy is strong.  Recently, under new ownership, Troon has taken steps to convert fully to biodynamics and has been producing award winning wines to – read full article –

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Riesling Revolution – Exploring Germany’s keystone grape, one bottle at a time

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It’s hard to believe that September is already here, particularly with temps breaking records all over the Bay Area. What do you do when it’s 85 at 7am in a city that rarely reaches 80 in general?  You reach for some fun white wines!  One of my favorite white wines that often gets a bad – read full article –

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Winesense, nonsense, Riesling sense!

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When I was studying for my Certified Specialist of Wine credential, one of the most challenging regions for me was Germany, and it’s Riesling wines.  Not because of the wines specifically, as while there are some unusual varietals, most German wines are fairly well known, but for the simple reason that deciphering a German wine – read full article –