Saturday, October 15, 2016

Growing Pains

A little tongue and check to start out my new Splash Blog.

The fact is that we here in America are still learning the ropes about wine.  True there's always been those folks that "got it", like Thomas Jefferson.  On the whole though, the American public have a few hurdles to cross before we catch back up with Europe.

Here in Oregon we are moving forward nicely.  Our new modern era began in 1961 with Richard Sommer in the Umpqua Valley AVA.  The real start for that quaff we call wine began in 1856 with Paul Britt in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Plan a visit to our wine country to discover "more than Pinot" in Oregon!