Somm Gift Kit 2021: Outstanding Oregon

HOORAY!

You have the 2021 Twin Cities Wine Education Outstanding Oregon Somm Kit!

We love this collection of wines, each of which supports a fantastic small winery and each also brings a fresh personality to Oregon wine.

First, in case you have no idea who we are, here’s an introduction from us, explaining who we are and what we do:

Let’s learn about your wines!

More links for learning

PAETRA PINOT BLANC, Coast Range

Let’s start with some education about the grape, Pinot Blanc (also known in Italy as Pinot Bianco).

Wine Enthusiast: Oregon’s Other Pinots

The owner/winemaker/founder/sole employee of Paetra is Bill Hooper, formerly of the Twin Cities. He’s an incredible person, and here are some links to learn more about him and his wines:

EVENING LAND, SEVEN SPRINGS VINEYARD “DE MURES” Pinot Noir 2020

The philosophy behind Evening Land Vineyards

Here’s an interview with Raj Parr

Oregon Wine Board: 2020 Vintage Observations and Details

Winesearcher: more info on the 2020 vintage in Willamette and Napa (good info on smoke influence)

LEAH J├śRGENSEN CELLARS “TOUR RAIN”

Leah Jorgensen Cellars website

Forbes (possible paywall): Leah Jorgensen talks candidly about winemaking and motherhood

Vintner Project: A great interview with Jorgensen about her winemaking philosophies 

The name “Tour Rain” comes from the French region of Touraine.

Thank you, everyone! Enjoy your wines!

Jason and Angela Kallsen

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