Oregon: Doing the Willamette Valley with Two Kids

I’m diverting from my normal post format here and taking part in the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #25. I’ve been reading the Drunken Cyclist blog for a while now and noticed this challenge come up from time to time. I never really thought about taking part until reading this month’s theme of Travel. I figured this was one subject I…

Villa Maria Pinot Noir Private Bin: a Wine From Marlborough

Marlborough is one of the northern regions on the south island of New Zealand. It has hot days and cold nights which produce fruity wines that retain acidity for balance. While best known for zesty Sauvignon Blanc other varieties are taking hold as well. Pinot Noir is just coming into it’s own there with the oldest vines producing the best examples….