Orin Swift Cellars Abstract; Who Needs a Warm Blanket?

The first deep cold of this winter season came blasting through this weekend. Windchills were recorded at 35F below zero.  Snowflakes were whipped horizontally by the wind. As the system pulled away, even the sun couldn’t disguise the cold that settled in behind.  It merely glinted off the ice that remained solidly on frozen surfaces....

Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and My Sparkle Obsession

I blame my Mother. She loved things that sparkled. Not in a glitzy, cheap way, but in an elegant, classy way. I have adopted her love of sparkle and have expanded it to new heights, or perhaps depths. I fully embrace the glitzy sparkle. Glitter eyeshadow? I’ve got that. Sparkly sweaters? I own many. Bracelets...

Old Soul Cabernet on a Snowy Morning

The day dawned with the first snow of the season.  A wet snow, coating everything in still white.  The morning skies matched the gray-white of the ground. It seemed fitting that I had planned to open a favorite old vine Cabernet. The Old Soul Cabernet, born of old Lodi vines, holding quiet wisdom in...