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After more than three years of roaming American vineyards and wineries, we’re finally on the home stretch of our feature documentary, American Wine Story. We’re closing in on 100 interviews, and we expect to take our very last trip this weekend, heading back to where it all started in Walla Walla and Washington’s wine country. […]

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Our music video collaboration with Brave Julius and Santiago Uceda will premiere during a concert tomorrow night at the gorgeous Whiteside Theatre in Corvallis. Should be a great show, and what an amazing opportunity. Thanks to the Gazette-Times for providing coverage of the event. The theater is a local treasure and an amazing creative space. […]

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We recently spoke with wine writer Katherine Cole to help us frame some of the larger themes in our current documentary project. She took some time away from her current book project to meet us at the Southeast Wine Collective, an urban winery that fosters some up-and-coming winemakers in an urban space that borders the […]

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Last Saturday we shot the live motion portions of our upcoming music video project, ‘The Wind Kept,’ with guitarist Brave Julius. With an amazing, cinematic song to work with, our hard-working crew and artist Santiago Uceda directing, we’re looking forward to an amazing final product. We hope to debut the video on March 16, 2013 […]

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Spending a few days in Arizona wine country gave me the bug almost more than anywhere else I’ve been. They’re just starting out, just figuring out what works and what doesn’t, and it’s the closest thing I’ve seen to capturing that incipient, pioneering spirit that must have been present in the early days of Oregon. […]

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A trip to Arizona wine country is full of contrasts. You climb out of a valley baking at 117 degrees, where massive dust storms swallow mountains, and you round a bend and see a sign welcoming you to Arizona wine country, rolling green pastures in all directions and nightly monsoons slipping over the mountains to drop curtains of rain on vineyards, delaying the harvest.

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When Michael Amigoni of Amignoi Urban Winery told folks he was growing French varietals like Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot on the Missouri plains, many didn’t believe him. He was advised by the “experts” time and time again against planting these European varietals, urged instead to plant the hybrid varieties that are more […]

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We biked 30 miles through the Willamette Valley on Sunday, tasting Oregon wines and searching for the perfect bottle to offer as an incentive for investors in The Wine Movie, which we officially start filming tonight with our first interview. In September we plan to launch our campaign on Kickstarter, and investors at the $250 […]

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It seems that we weren’t the only ones to latch on the Fiechter House in the Finley Wildlife Refuge as an amazing location to shoot a film. A Portland Filmmaker, Edward Davee, set his film there, too. The old farm house is perfect for his early 1900′s period piece, shot in 16mm in black and […]

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