Chinato, A Sweet Vermouth Makes A Comeback in Oregon

Vermouth is commonly used as a base in blending cocktails such as a manhattan. In this video we talk to Patrick Taylor, the wine maker at Cana’s Feast Winery, who is making a Nebbiolo-based vermouth called Chinato. A sweet vermouth that stands perfectly on its own but also makes a damn good…

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3 Ways to Taste Minerality in Wine

Understand minerality in wine by going directly to the source. What does chalk, river stone and slate actually taste like? Learn the definition of minerality in wine and..

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Custom Crush at BYOB Vintners

Do you think you can make your own wine blend? Watch as we vie for the winning DIY wine blend at BYOB Vintners in Seattle, a custom crush…

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How to Order Wine at a Restaurant

So you’ve picked out a wine at a restaurant… Now what? Find out the common practices in fine dining so you’ll know what to do the next time you order wine at a restaurant.

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Our Honest Review of Chocolate Wine

Wine and chocolate, what a popular pairing! I’m too lazy for 2 ingredients though, can you combine them? I just want to toss the lot into my gaping maw and revel in the romance and allure of cupid’s big day.

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JM Cellars: Winemaking with John Bigelow

We found John during crush 2011 which he confessed was one of his most difficult vintages he’s had so far. The full interview includes details on how he started in the wine business and beautiful footage of JM Cellars.

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ZAP Festival 2012 Event Videos

AKA The Zinfandel Festival, is an epic three day freak out dedicated to Zinfandel. How did this undervalued varietal end up being Largest Single Varietal Wine Festival in the world? Find out in our coverage of the events!

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How to Open a Bottle of Wine

Have you ever struggled with opening a bottle of wine? Are you using the best corkscrew for the job? Although it’s a rather simple process it’s easy to overlook small details. Join me in revisiting this elementary first step in opening wine.

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