Trisaetum 2011 “Trisae” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Oregon’s Willamette Valley produces some of the world’s best Pinot Noirs.  And that is only half the reason to love their wines. The other is it’s grassroots vibe. Unlike so many top-tier wine regions, the Willamette Valley is still a bastion of...

Londer Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir

Three thoroughbred Pinot Noirs were just added to PLCB wine shops. All three are single vineyard bottlings from Londer Vineyards: the Paraboll, Ferrington, and the Londer Estate vineyards. Londer is a boutique winery in Anderson Valley which has built a sterling...

Associated Press: Taking wine as gift shouldn’t be a chore

It’s a look wine shop clerks know well. That overwhelmed, glassy-eyed stare that afflicts people as they wade through aisle after aisle of wine in search of the right bottle to bring to a party.

But arming yourself with a little advice and doing a bit of planning can make it easy to break out of the wine shop stupor and get the right wine for the right event for the right price.

Step 1: Relax. It’s just wine. And most shops are jammed with great $10 bottles, so it’s hard to make an awful choice.