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Twitter Lingo for Wine Geeks (Part II: #Hashtags)

Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2010

If you managed to survive our last post on how to find and follow wine twitters,  your’re ready to dive into our next topic, #hashtags, so lets get down to business. Today we’ll dig into using #hashtags efficiently so that you get the most out of what they have to offer. THE BASICS In simple terms, think of [...]

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Twitter Lingo for Wine Geeks (Part I: Finding & Following)

Date: Tue, Jan 26, 2010

So I hear you’ve recently set up a new Twitter account but you’re lost at what to do with it now, eh? Well let me tell you dear reader friend, you are not alone. As I’ve written in a previous post, social media is transforming our media landscape and for some, it’s not so easy to [...]

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Food & Wine Fundraisers for Haiti

Date: Sat, Jan 16, 2010

If you are looking for ways to help Haiti victims, so many great wineries, restaurants and bloggers are pulling together to help the Haiti victims devastated by the 2010 earthquake tragedy which sparked widespread panic as it caused destruction throughout Port-au-Prince. Here are just some of the great fundraisers happening around the world. Please consider [...]

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December 2009 Wine Picks

Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2010

December 2010 Wine Picks 2006 Chronicle Zinfandel “Bacigalupi” Vineyard, Sonoma, CA 2005 2006 Anam Cara Mark I Pinot Noir, OR 2005 Sausal Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA 2007 Seven Terraces Sauvignon Blanc, NZ

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Wishing You a Happy & Prosperous 2010!

Date: Fri, Jan 1, 2010

Happy New Year from all of us at Enobytes. May 2010 bring you happiness, success, peace, hope & togetherness. Have a very safe, happy and prosperous New Year and welcome to 2010!

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Desperation or Just Lack of a Good Idea?

Date: Sat, Dec 26, 2009

In my wine column today on OregonLive.com,  I talk about a couple of recent articles that appeared in Gourmet and the Wine Spectator. Coincidently both of these publications decided to run stories in animation printed like a comic book. The WS comic titled, “Murder by Malbec” is a detective puzzle with all of its illustrated, [...]

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Wine Reviewers Replaced with a Tasty Notes Generator (Trends for 2010)

Date: Mon, Dec 21, 2009

Wine reviewers spend the better half of the day sipping and spitting and the other half stringing all those damn adjectives and adverbs together to come up with a spiffy, make you feel all fuzzy inside wine review that will make your head spin. Well, enough is enough. The new trend for 2010 is automated notes generators. Huh? [...]

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Enobytes Wine Blog - 2009-12-14

Date: Mon, Dec 14, 2009

In my wine column today on OregonLive.com, I talk about the pleasures of vacationing at the California Mendocino Coast where we ventured through Anderson Valley, visiting a few old favorites and some new wineries including Duckhorn’s Pinot outpost, Goldeneye, which offers great wines and a very nice tasting room located at Obester’s old location. As [...]

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November 2009 Wine Picks

Date: Mon, Dec 7, 2009

November 2009 Wine Picks 2006 Bonny Doon Ca’ del Solo Sangiovese, CA 2005 D’Isanto & D’Isanto I Balzini “White Label”, Italy 2006 Villa Fiorita Abaco Pinot Noir, Piedmont, Italy 2007 Weninger Blaufränkisch, Burgenland, Austria

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Enobytes Vintage Chart

Date: Mon, Nov 30, 2009

At last, our latest vintage chart hits the e-Stands. As you would expect, we’ve updated our chart to give you the latest information on “hold” and “drink” recommendations. This version also includes predictions for the 2008 vintage. Enjoy the download and happy buying, drinking, and cellaring. Download Enobytes Free Vintage Chart (1987 – [...]

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Beaujolais Nouveau Vertical Spotted At Local Wine Store

Date: Wed, Nov 25, 2009

BOSTON, Mass. (November 24, 2009) – Tucked away in a tiny little store in Boston’s North End, a shopper finds a treasure not spotted by many. “I never thought in a million years I’d ever witness such a finding”, says local wine shopper Gregory Young. “I just happened to be shopping for a Grüner Veltliner [...]

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Know Before You Go; Tasting Room Etiquette

Date: Wed, Nov 11, 2009

In my column today in The Oregonian, I give insight into the rules of etiquette when visiting your local tasting rooms. I’m sure many of you will be visiting your local wineries this holiday season, and those who live in the Willamette Valley are fortunate to have so many great producers on this less traveled [...]

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Wines for the Holiday

Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2009

Holiday dinner pairings…if you fret the challenge of finding the perfect pairing, you’re not alone. It’s daunting to think about what goes with what; turkey is sort of like chicken, so should I serve it with a Chardonnay? Can I serve the same wine with oyster dressing as I would a sausage dressing? What about [...]

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October 2009 Monthly Wine Picks

Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2009

October 2009 Wine Picks 2007 James David Muscat Blanc, Central Coast, CA 2005 Dominio de Tares Mencia, Castilla y León, Spain 2007 Fulrum Wines Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA 2007 Domaine Jean Bousquet Malbec Finca Lalande, Mendoza, Argentina

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