Willamette Valley Wine Region
Explore the vast and nuanced Willamette Valley wine region — both for its wines and travel — with this archive of stories and articles from Opening a Bottle.
Not Pretending: A White Pinot Noir from Oregon
400 Words (Or So) On Crustless Pizza and Pinot Noir Juice
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Arista
Part 2: Is Russian River Pinot Noir as Californian as Pinot Gets?
Oregon Pinot Noir Report
5 Bottles From a Recent Trip
Things to Know When Shopping for Oregon Pinot Noir
On our recent trip to Oregon, my family and I arrived in the Willamette Valley on Father’s...
Penner-Ash Cellars: Came for the Pinot Noir, Stayed for the Riesling
Last week, I did a second tour in two years through the Willamette Valley of Oregon. While...
Day Wines Johan Vineyard Pinot Noir
Why do we buy the wine we buy? What are our motivations in selecting this bottle instead...
From the Cellar: Raptor Ridge Gran Moraine
In Which Opening a Special Wine is Not About the Wine At All
Best Thanksgiving Wines to Buy: For Noshing, Dinner & Dessert
So now that we’ve gone over a few guidelines for buying Thanksgiving wine, I may as well offer some recommendations....
Bourgogne vs. Oregon with Maison L’Envoye
Here’s a ridiculously complicated, nuanced topic I could never cover in a single blog post: Pinot Noir...
The Best American Wine I’ve Had All Year
Here we are: July already. And after half a year of drinking, I decided to compile a list of...
Oregon Pinot Gris: Always Reliable
In the Old World, we seek tradition and stability. In the New World, creativity and freshness. Perhaps...
Winemaker to Look For: Coelho Winery
Sousão. Alvarelhão. Tinta Roriz. Touriga Nacional. Touriga Francesa. Tinta Cão. I didn’t recognize any of these names. They may...