Three’s company for this Québec expat
Canadian crafts benchmark wines in Oregon
Where to eat, drink and stay in the Willamette Valley
The brother-and-sister team behind one of Oregon's top wineries
Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser are the co-presidents and second-generation winegrowers at their family-run winery. They're also siblings. In 1971, their parents, Susan and Bill, planted their first vines in Dundee, Oregon. The business took off and the winery welcomed winemaker Russ Rosner in 1998. In 2008, Alex and Alison officially became co-presidents of the company that's focused on crafting organic wines, especially pinot noir. Sokol Blosser's Evolution Red has recently launched in Canada, a companion to the long established Evolution White.
A taste of Burgundy in the Pacific Northwest
Nestled in the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains, between Portland and the Pacific Ocean, is the Willamette Valley. More than 200 wineries inhabit this 242-kilometre-long fertile stretch where the climate is cool and moist, with the right amount of sunshine to grow tempermental pinot noir grapes, the red grapes for which Burgundy, France, is renowned.
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The best wine recommendations for the week
Sustainable winemaking practices at Sokol Blosser winery
Claire Biddiscombe talks to Alex Sokol Blosser and Russ Rosner of Oregon's Sokol Blosser winery about sustainable winemaking
As I've pottered about the Willamette and Okanagan valleys with my drinking buddy Mr. S, we've revelled in cool-climate, lettuce-crisp whites and reds. Some really, really good grub too.
This month my sipping and nipping has revolved around Oregon and BC. As I've pottered about the Willamette and Okanagan valleys with my drinking buddy Mr. S, we've revelled in cool-climate, lettuce-crisp whites and reds. Some really, really good grub too.