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Our wine advice: life's too short to drink bad wine, and we're here to help you in your pursuit of great wine.
We taste as much or more Oregon wine in a given year than anyone on the planet. We look for the needles in the haystacks, the wines you won't find in your local wine store. Wineries have long sought our help to sell their most limited, unique bottlings.
We are really picky. We don't like to sell wines that we don't like to drink. When we first taste a wine, we determine if it merits further attention. If so, we taste it later that day, perhaps pour a glass that night, then re-taste it over the course of several days. We want to know how a wine will evolve, or if it'll fall apart. We want to know if it truly belongs in your cellar, in your glass, and we want to provide you with a rough idea of when it'll be showing at its best.
Our goal is to describe wines in meaningful ways that you can actually relate to. We actively battle against overly flowery tasting notes. You know the kind. The ones that mention near-imaginary fruits, flora, and ??? that few people on earth have ever smelled or tasted. They're mostly BS, and they perpetuate snobbery that we don't like. We work to give you the unfiltered truth about a wine, free from hype and hyperbole.
We believe wine isn't one-size-fits-all. We get to know your tastes and preferences so that we can recommend the right wines for you.
Marcus and Andy