Drew Mayer

Wine Condoms?

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Given the stress of the current political climate, we can’t blame you if you unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the day. But in the event that you don’t finish off that bottle of red, “wine condoms” are here to save the day. Nobody likes old, stale wine. Wine condoms roll over …

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Music Promoter Changes Tune, Now Focuses on Oregon Wine

OREGONWINEPRESS.COM – In many respects, there’s not a lot of difference between making wine and vinyl. Both products are pressed, released and become highly collectible, consumed and critically appraised by aficionados. Some labels, whether record or bottle, are cultish and operate independently, while others supply and satisfy mainstream tastes. Whether you’re talking albums or magnums, …

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Northwest Wine Night TV – “Pouring for St. Patty’s” (ep169) 3.15.17

Episode 169: Oh yes, we’re shamrocks and sheleighleighs galore this week as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with two bottles of delicious Northwest-made Sangiovese.   But we also spend a little time practicing our Italian accents.  We’re sure you’ll agree that we should probably practice…and drink…some more! So, grab a glass of wine, and if you’re …

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Wine-Infused Coffee….. YESSS

VINEPAIR.COM – If you’re a fan of both coffee and wine, you’re in for a treat: A Napa Valley cafe is making wine flavored coffee. The cafe, called Molinari, starts with beans from a specialty organic coffee bean roaster. Then, according to its website, “The full-bodied coffee beans relax in a beautiful small-batch, artisan-crafted wine, …

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Oregon Winemaker Turned Author

OREGONWINEPRESS.COM – Author C.J. “Suzi” David describes her new book: “Through a series of questionable men, motives and disappearances, ‘Bad Girl, Bad Girl: A Wine Industry Intrigue’ is a thrilling and unexpected ride into the dark side of the wine industry. Protagonist Bethany brings a level of wildness and unpredictability to the rather serious wine …

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Northwest Wine Night TV – “Emoji Enology 101” (ep168) 3.08.17

Episode 168: Don’t let the fancy word in this episode’s title fool you, we’re certainly not going to get technical tonight.  But it is fun when we challenge the stars to describe their wines as those funny little faces we use on our smart phones.  It’s another fun wine party full of laughs, and of …

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Washington’s 2016 Record Harvest

THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM – Washington state’s booming wine industry produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016 after cooler weather lengthened the growing season, officials said. Last year’s harvest in Washington, the second-largest producer of premium wines in the U.S., tallied 270,000 tons, beating the state’s previous record of 227,000 tons in 2014, according to the …

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Wine Collecting Tips

WINEMAG.COM – A lot of folks who regularly enjoy wine don’t want the “bother” of setting aside wines for future consumption. Perhaps the idea of massive wine cellars stuffed with bottles costing as much as the family car may be a turn-off. The anticipated cost of buying wines that won’t be opened any time soon …

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