Ignite Presentations…Wine Bloggers’ Conference 2012

So, I was asked to give a little presentation, 20 slides, 5 seconds each…wait, that is what I practiced for…in the end it is 20 slides, 15 seconds each on following your dreams. It turns out that having extra time is better than running out of time.  This  is a little bit about me and what I learned along the way. Enjoy! I know I did when I did it!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined.” -Thoreau

Special thanks to @Consciouswine for recording and posting it for me! Visit him at http://www.consciouswine.com  for the other videos.

A kinder, gentler way to destem grapes at Hawks View Cellars in Oregon

For all those wine geeks, ie. Enologists, like me, who love a bit of enology technology, I have included what I believe, is the wave of the future in terms of destemmers. This is a German EuroSelect destemmer that uses rotative rubber hands to de-stem the grapes in a kinder, gentler way.

As part of the Wine Bloggers Conference, we are at Hawks View Cellars in Washington County, Oregon with A.J. Kemp, owner and 2nd generation winemaker, who has taken the time to show us his beautiful winery and allow us to taste some of the incredible wines coming out of not only his region but also from Washington and California.

Might I add their 2009 Oregon Pinot Noir is phenomenal? It is an incredibly full-bodied raspberry, cocoa delight.

Thank you, A.J.

For more information, please visit their website at http://hawksviewcellars.com

Welcome to the Willamette Valley of Oregon!

Join me as I become a wine lover of Oregon wines!

I have been in transition lately from La Rioja to Willamette Valley, Oregon. Join me as I taste some of the great wines of this region! I will be posting my experiences at the Wine Bloggers Conference and other winery visits in the upcoming months. Thanks for joining me.