For the next twelve weeks I’m writing a wine lifestyle column for Southern Oregon’s World of Wine. Writing about wine, it turns out, is very eye-opening.
Southern Oregon? Wine?
As I’ve been writing about wine, I’ve discovered that there’s a growing wine industry in our region. Fertile soil with diverse microclimates that was once used for growing peaches and pears is being converted into vineyards. This fertile soil is good for growing grapes.
California, are you listening? You’re no longer the only contenda when it comes to West Coast wines.
In Southern Oregon you can go for a wike (a wine-hiking trip).
Or become fascinated by an interesting trend that many of my foodie wine friends haven’t seen in action: no corkscrew necessary (glass corks instead!).
Next up is a column in praise of Pinot Gris. A lifelong red wine drinker, I’ve been learning to enjoy white wine ever since we spent a year in West Africa. Red wine there spoils so quickly it’s usually not palatable. And I’ll also be writing about the health benefits of conquering your fear of the unknown (you’ll see what that has to do with wine when it goes live…)
Are you a wine drinker, beer drinker, or teetotaler? Do you think about where the wine you buy is made and what varietal it is or do you just buy your bottles based on cost and how much you like the label?
Published: July 14, 2011
Last update: January 21, 2020