Tips for Everyone #1

1. Try a wine from a region you are not familiar with
2. Try a grape that you are not familiar with or try a grape you know that is grown in a completely different region than what you are used to
3. Don’t go for the ‘big name’ producers just based on the name
4. Don’t rely on the ratings from the wine magazines. If you want to buy it, do so and try it.
5. Never buy the least expensive wine on a restaurant wine list. You find the greater values in the $60-$90 range
6. Share all your wine ‘discovery’ and knowledge with your friends

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Stories

Taste the Eugene-Medford connection
By Cleve Twitchell
    Silvan Ridge-Hinman Vineyards may be located near Eugene, but it has strong Rogue Valley connections.
Local tempranillo wins again
By Cleve Twitchell / Mail Tribune
    A tempranillo from Medford and a syrah from the Applegate Valley have won the top awards at this year's Greatest of the Grape. Judges singled out EdenVale's 2003 Tempranillo and Valley View's Anna Maria Syrah for their platinum medals.
South Stage Cellars: Moore grapes
Cleve Twitchell
    Don and Traute Moore are known for growing the grapes used in many award-winning wines. They've been doing it for years.

Featured Article

Good year for grapes

Local vintners say Southern Oregon enjoyed good warm weather this growing season, unlike California's Napa Valley, which struggled with rain

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