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Young Rogues in the Rogue Valley

The Northwest Wine Anthem featured the wines and efforts of God King Slave Wines today on their site. For those of you that don’t know, that would be the efforts of Chris Jiron and myself. It was incredibly neat to wake up to the facebook alert below a…

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Abacela Launches Paramour, Gran Reserva Style Tempranillo

Abacela Launches Paramour, a new American wine style inspired by the great Gran Reserva Tempranillos of SpainAbacela announced the release of its 2005 Paramour, a new American wine style and the winery’s finest and most age-worthy bottling. For winery …

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Earl Jones only US Panelist at Tempranillo Event

The Spanish have invaded the Americas again! Well at least San Francisco and New York; their mission being, to promote Tempranillo wines from the world-famous Rioja wine growing region of Spain. Toward this end they held a series of tastings and semina…

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Non-Bordeaux Beauties

Oregon Wine Press highly recommends a handful of Southern Oregon wines in their February issue.Non-Bordeaux BeautiesAbacela 2008 Tempranillo, Southern Oregon • $20 (1835 cases) The class of a classy class continues to be Abacela’s skillful tak…

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Abacela Raises the Roof on Visitors Center

Abacela recently raised the roof on their new Visitor Center set to open this May. The Visitors Center is infused with Spanish Colonial and Pacific Northwest features. The space boasts three distinct tasting venues including a highly intimate wine libr…

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Pruning in the Frosty Fog

Attire:2 shirts1 sweater1 puffy jacket1 pair of spandex tights1 pair of jeans2 pairs of socks1 pair of rubber boots1 beanie1 pair of glovesHigh temperature: 36 degreesLocation: Pini Vineyard, Rogue Valley – Tempranillo & Cabernet SauvignonBob has t…

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Red Lily Vineyards Tasting Room Sneak Peak

Rachael Martin of Red Lily Vineyards in the Applegate Valley posted a recap of her adventurous 2010 and a sneak peak of what’s in store for the winery in 2011. Currently construction is well-underway for their gorgeous tasting room facility scheduled t…

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