Chips All In: Announcing the Winners of Wine & Spirits Third Annual Sommelier Scavenger Hunt
posted on: January 17, 2017
It wasn’t just the plant mister Cappie Peete used to recreate the fog incursions of the Petaluma Gap, or the bags of Ruffles Jack Mason distributed to the 38 jurors assembled to vote (was it a bribe, or was it all about the ridges?). It was the six wines of the West Sonoma Coast that earned David Sawyer’s team first place in our 2017 Sommelier Scavenger Hunt.
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Portraits in Loess & Iron: Team Willamette Valley Reports from the 2017 Sommelier Scavenger Hunt
posted on: January 12, 2017
After scouring the Hunter Valley for outstanding semillon last year, our team of Canadians—Véronique Rivest (Soif Bar à Vin, Gatineau), Brad Royale (Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts, Calgary) and John Szabo, MS (WineAlign.com, Toronto)—returned to seek out the most expressive pinot noirs in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Szabo reports.