Exploring the Wine Glass
Umpqua Valley

Umpqua Valley

June 27, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I am sharing the final episode of the Oregon Wine Board’s educational series with the Umpqua Valley. 

From their website: The Umpqua Valley is home to hundreds of distinct valleys and the most diverse soils in Oregon. The region boasts more varieties than any other and the oldest operating vineyard and winery in the State. The region is home to some of Oregon’s most forward-thinking makers and growers, Abacela was the first to plant Tempranillo in the US, Hillcrest Vineyards the first plantings of Pinot noir and Malbec in the State, and the region continues to form the backbone of numerous Oregon appellated Pinot noir and Pinot gris bottling. Join Umpqua pioneers Dr. Greg Jones (Abacela Wines), Dyson Demara (Hillcrest Vineyards) and Scott Kelley (Paul O’Brien Wines) to discover the unique characterful wines from this stunningly picturesque region.

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Summer Bordeaux

Summer Bordeaux

June 20, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I am sharing a webinar that I attended from the Bordeaux Wine School.

From the webinar description: From Summer Fridays to long weekends and grill nights, Bordeaux has a style for every occasion. Did you know that the U.S. is the #1 market for Bordeaux whites? Have you explored the latest Bordeaux Rosés and the full range of reds? There’s a Bordeaux for every budget, palate, and customer. Our experts will guide you on the latest trends and fresh ideas for this summer.

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Discover Rogue Valley

Discover Rogue Valley

June 6, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I am sharing another audio recording of an online seminar I attended from the Oregon Wine Board. This week we Discover Rogue Valley.  

Directly from their site: Southern Oregon is home to many international varieties that are thriving and garnering a lot of attention. With distinctively crafted wines from vineyards among the best in the world, the Rogue Valley is a community of accessible, craft-driven winegrowers fueled by the awe of our wild and scenic valley, who invite explorers, makers and inspiration-seekers to discover and connect with the natural wonders of Oregon’s Rogue Valley. This seminar is once again led by Master of Wine Bree Stock.

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Baco Noir on Winephabet Street

Baco Noir on Winephabet Street

May 30, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, we return to Winephabet Street where the letter of the day is B for Baco Noir. 

We are extremely thankful to Carlo DeVito, who not only gave us an incredible webinar, but came back to do it a second time after we had some technical difficulties.  Baco Noir is what is considered a hybrid grape. It was created by crossing two different species of vitis. Typical grape vines, such as Cabernet Franc or Sauvignon Blanc belong to vitis vinifera. However, there are other species of vitis such as lambrusca and riparia. These "Modern Varieties." were created to provide fruit that is resistant to powdery mildew, other fungal diseases, nematodes, and phylloxera.

Join us as we discuss exactly what is Baco Noir, where did it come from and what is the most similar vitis vinifera in terms of characteristics.  If you find a bottle of Baco, please let me know how you liked it!

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Discover True Portland

Discover True Portland

May 23, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I am sharing another audio recording of an online seminar I attended from the Oregon Wine Board. This week we learn about Urban Wineries in Portland.  

Directly from their site: The pulse of PDX revolves around the creative craft food and beverage community, driven by the passion of the city’s chefs, brewers, and winemakers. Portland is a thriving landscape for small wine producers. The centralized location of PDX allows makers to source from both Oregon and Washington to create some of the most diverse winery experiences in the State. This seminar is once again led by Master of Wine Bree Stock.

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Jordan Fiorentini of Epoch Estate Wines

Jordan Fiorentini of Epoch Estate Wines

May 16, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I sit down with Jordan Fiorentini, winemaker for Epoch Wine Estates in Paso Robles.

Growing up in Georgia doesn’t typically lend itself to becoming a rock star winemaker in California. But Jordan isn’t typical.  After falling in love with wine thanks to her father’s wine collecting hobby, Jordan followed up her engineering degree with a Masters’ degree in Enology from UC Davis.  She traveled to Italy for a harvest, and after falling in love with her now husband, returned to Georgia for a bit before packing it up for California. Jordan was named winemaker of the year, and has had a wine land #25 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list. Enjoy the conversation!

If you would like to go to PasoWineFest on May 21st, use code ETWG_22 for $20 off your ticket. 

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Paso Wine Fest Coming May 21st

Paso Wine Fest Coming May 21st

May 9, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! You are not going to want to miss a minute of this episode.  

I am sitting down with Chris Taranto, Communications Manager for the Paso Robles Wine Alliance and we are talking about all the amazing things that are going on in preparation and culminating in Paso Fest! Tickets are available at pasowine.com and if you use ETWG_22 you will get $20 off your ticket. Purchase either the general admission or the VIP tickets. Don’t wait, the starry night dinner is already sold out. But you can still get tickets for the sparkling Paso event and the Cab icons of Paso winemaker seminar.  

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Oregon Wine Overview

Oregon Wine Overview

May 2, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I am sharing an audio recording of an online seminar I attended from the Oregon Wine Board providing an overview of the Oregon Wine regions . 

Directly from their site: Oregon’s wine valleys are diverse environments formed by the dramatic geological events of the past. Ancient riverbeds form the cobble strewn beds for Rhone and Bordeaux varieties in the State’s South and Northeast valley’s providing the foundation for distinct and characterful wines.  This seminar led by Master of Wine Bree Stock  highlighting the diversity of the State’s regions..

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Discover Willamette Valley

Discover Willamette Valley

April 25, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Today, I am sharing an audio recording of an online seminar I attended from the Oregon Wine Board discussing Willamette Valley and its nested AVAs. 

Directly from their site: If you’ve blinked in the last three years you might have missed the announcement of one of the Willamette Valley’s newest AVAs: we’ve welcomed four just since 2019, from the northernmost point to the southern core of this diverse region. Then there’s Willamette Valley Chardonnay––the region seems to be settling on a signature style, but what’s next? This seminar led by Master of Wine Bree Stock will feature a distinguished panel to discuss the new AVAs and what they mean for the Valley’s flagship Pinot noir grape, the emergence of a golden age for Willamette Valley Chardonnay, and what’s on the horizon for Oregon’s largest growing region.

Enjoy the conversation. It’s a bit longer than my typical episodes, but I think it is worthy of you sticking around.. PLUS! There is some talk about Cabernet Franc!   

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Cabernet Franc International Wine Competition

Cabernet Franc International Wine Competition

April 18, 2022

It’s Monday, Let’s raise a glass to the beginning of another week. It’s time to unscrew, uncork or saber a bottle and let’s begin Exploring the Wine Glass! Earlier this month, Dracaena Wines participated in the International Cabernet Franc Competition sponsored by California Wines and Wineries in Copperopolis, CA. We were excited to find out that we won Best of Class and Best of Show. 

In addition to the competition, there was a walk around tasting and a Cabernet Franc dinner, in which three Cabernet Franc wines were poured. Dracaena Wines was one of them and was paired with smoked pork belly. I was also honored to be aske to be one of three key note speakers.  My speech was titled, “Cabernet Franc; Coming out of the shadow of its progeny.” 

In this podcast, I interview Michael Kelly to get his thoughts on how the event went and predictions of where it will go in the future. Plus you can listen to the three key note speeches.  Unfortunately, I forgot to record my own, so I did it after the fact, but the other two speeches were recorded on site. 

Enjoy the conversation  

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articles about the competition:

Cabernet Franc Wine Competition and Celebration – Winemaker’s Dinner

Wine Tasting & Appetizers at the 3rd Annual Cabernet Franc Celebration

3rd Annual Cabernet Franc Wine Competition & Celebration Results

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