Archives for category: The Wine Movie

Back in February we captured a fantastic pair of interviews from different vantage points on the wine industry. So far we’ve been mainly talking to winery owners, growers and winemakers, but the oenological universe is much bigger. We stopped at Cork, an innovative bottle shop on Portland’s trendy Alberta Street where we talked with owner Darryl Jonnides […]

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Our latest interview for the documentary took us to the technical side of winemaking. Elizabeth Clark didn’t set out be a winemaker. A lifelong wanderer with a background in Math and Russian, she’s almost surprised to have found herself in the wine industry since 2000. After working for a catering company in Oregon’s wine country, she […]

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By his own reckoning, Chris Czarnecki, executive chef at the Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon, is “living the dream.” He can’t imagine anything else he’d rather do than head the kitchen in a fine dining restaurant surrounded by the local bounty of the Willamette Valley, not to mention some of the most noted pinot […]

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When talking to one of Oregons original wine growers, I learned something about the human pioneering spirit, namely that it never diminishes. Dick Erath started selling Oregon wine from a card table in his garage. Now he lives perched on a hill with a view of some of the most noted vineyards in the world, evidence of an industry that he helped to build.

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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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We’re excited that a clip from Vino Veritas is in this year’s Wine Spectator video contest. We’re hoping that folks following the project will take time to vote early and often until September 18th.  We’re honored that they chose our piece and appreciate the interest in the project. You can vote here

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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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Chef Jack Czarnecki knows a thing or two about truffles and mushrooms. He’s written books on the subject, including a James Beard award winner, and he also opened the Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon, where he created a fungi-centric menu to complement the region’s famous Pinos. We had a chance to talk with Jack […]

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For some fascinating perspective on Oregon’s past, present and future, we turned to Lisa Shara Hall, a wine industry writer and a senior editor for Wine Business Monthly. On Saturday, Lisa shared thoughts on the challenges that new winemakers face as they enter the business in a saturated market during an economic downturn, and also […]

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While we’re traveling the continent looking for wine folks with stories to tell as part of Vino Veritas, it’s easy to forget that we’re living in the middle of an up and coming, exciting wine region in the southern part of the Willamette Valley. Spindrift Cellars is less than three miles from our home base, […]

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We’ve launched a new Kickstarter campaign. We didn’t make our goal last fall, but that didn’t deter us. Since that time we’ve filmed dozens of interviews in three states, and we’d like to expand the reach farther. You can help us by pledging to our campaign by July 4th. If we make our goal, you […]

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When it comes to independent coverage of the world’s most captivating beverage, nobody has been doing it better, longer, and with as much enthusiasm as the guys from Grape Radio. They’ve been podcasting since it first came out, recording interviews and videos with sommeliers, wine writers, vignerons from around the world and just about every rockstar […]

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The right way to make wine for Scott Paul Wright is through the gentle handling of Pinot Noir grapes and minimalist intervention. This includes avoiding some of the modern techniques like killing the wild yeast and using lab cultures, extended maceration, cold soaks and additions and subtractions of acids and enzymes. You’d think that this […]

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Through the help of a friend we created French subtitles for our first teaser. Through our social networks we’ve already received a inquiries and interest from folks in France and Spain, and we hope to build as wide an audience as possible for a project in which we try to capture what’s unique about the […]

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Kegan was the first out of the gates with a summary of our trip to Sonoma wine country. Here’s his take on our adventures as we took the long way down to talk to some fascinating wine people. Just for kicks we’ll be offering different edits from members of the crew.

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