“Jesus Guillén may be the most driven and intellectually gifted winemaker working in Oregon today. And what’s most unusual about his story is that there aren’t more vintners like him in this state.” In the Oregonian, Katherine Cole writes a wonderful profile of Jesus Guillén, the 28-year-old winemaker at White Rose Estate Winery.
“With a deep exhale of happiness and a lifetime supply of books on tape, we launch into another chapter of our Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery.” Some big news from Hardy Wallace: Dirty & Rowdy is now a full-time job!
“In three decades, this foggy slice of Sonoma has gone from being just a Napa neighbor to a world-class growing region, known for cool climate varietals, particularly Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more recently, Syrah.” In the San Jose Mercury News, Jessica Yadegaran celebrates the Russian River Valley AVA’s 30th birthday.
“If you want that fruit forward Cabernet fullness that put Napa on the map without spending an arm and a leg,” then Forbes contributor Larry Olmsted suggests you try Sequoia Grove.
“If a modern-day phylloxera emerged, and nothing else worked, shouldn’t GMOs be an option?” Over in Wine Spectator, Mitch Frank poses an important question.
On Monday, “the folks at Kermit Lynch wine merchants started a minor twit-flagration” with a comment about Chardonnay. In case you missed it, Dr. Vino has the details.
Mike Veseth, the wine economist, offers “a brief report from the Riesling Rendezvous conference.”
In Wine-Searcher, Rebecca Gibb offers “A Beginner’s Guide to Virginia Wine.”
In MarketWatch, Charles Passy takes a look at the “basic math” of launching a winery.