• The Blind Tasting Deserves a Better Rap

    6 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    During my nearly decade-long spell - first as a tasting room staffer, and ultimately as assistant winemaker - at an Oregon winery, I logged a lot of tasting room hours. I fielded a lot of questions, most having little or nothing to do with the wine in question: I offered directions to the restroom, repeated the tale of how I got mixed up in the wine industry, or slid a handwritten note with the wi-fi password across the bar for somebody on their phone.
    There's nothing unusual about the above except that it's an ideal metaphor for what wine and just about everything else has become - busy...
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