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American Viticultural Area, Texas

Wine Trivia Contest from The Wine Ladies. I am the fifth largest wine producing state in the U.S. What state am I?

Fransciscan priests

Fransciscan priests

Test your wine knowledge!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CATHY WHITE! YOU ARE THE WINNER! THE CORRECT ANSWER IS TEXAS

American Viticultural Area, Texas

American Viticultural Area, Texas

Win a Corksicle. Value: $30.00

Simply post your answer on the bottom of this article in the comment area. The comment with the correct answer will be randomly be selected on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at noon. We will contact you and ship you the  prize.

For wine lovers, wine fanatics, wine novices and oenophiles, you too can learn quirky, shareable facts about reds, whites, and more. Simply select your answer. Test your wine knowledge!

Wine Trivia Game from The Wine Ladies – May 2018

Corksicle

Corksicle

I am the fifth largest wine producing state in the U.S., the first vineyard established in North America by the Fransciscan priests in 1662 was in my state and I have 8 AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). What state am I?

1. Oregon

2. Virginia

3. Texas 

4. Washington State

Meet Juan Munoz Oca esteemed winemaker, Columbia Crest Winery the only Washington winery honored with #1 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator.

Sokol Blosser

Sokol Blosser, Legacy Oregon winery since 1971, The Wine Ladies Audio Podcast.

We turn our attention next to Oregon, which to many is synonymous with Pinot Noir, that fickle varietal, the most planted in the state at which Oregon excels! But there’s more! Now considered a world class wine region, Oregon has 18 approved wine growing regions, over 600 wineries and 900 vineyards, and the state is known for high quality award winning wines.

Kelly Brown the V.P. of Consumer Sales. Sokol Blosser

Kelly Brown the V.P. of Consumer Sales. Sokol Blosser

To fill us in more and share with us the story and wines of a very special, pioneering winery founded in 1971 called Sokol Blosser, we chat with Michael Kelly Brown the V.P. of Consumer Sales. Sokol Blosser is family owned and operated, organically farmed winery located in the Willamette Valley, having established themselves as a true legacy Oregon winery.

Listen to Michael Kelly Brown at 40:54 minutes into the show

 

Sokol Blosser, A Legacy of Oregon Wines since 1971.

Sokol Blosser, A Legacy of Oregon Wines since 1971.

1970 was winding down when our founders, Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser pulled their ’68 VW Camper up to an abandoned prune orchard some 30 miles southwest of Portland. These moonstruck kids had little farming experience and just a basic knowledge of wine making. What they did have, in abundance, was a passion for growing the Pinot Noir grape and creating world-class wine. Soon after settling on this extraordinary land, they planted their first vines and cinched their place as pioneers in Oregon’s budding wine industry.

Pinot Noir never tasted so good!

EPIDODE 31

On this week’s audio podcast…

Wine World News… Hot off the Press with UK’s Wine Critic Jancis Robinson PLUS the Pacific Northwest Winning Wine Regions, BC and Oregon.

Extra, extra, read all about it! We have the latest scoop on what is happening in the world of wine. Coming to you today from one of the greatest authorities on wine worldwide. She hails from the UK and is Jancis Robinson.

You’ll hear all about what is happening in China’s vineyards. Yes they grow grapes, they make wine and in fact are the 5th largest producer of wine in the world.

We’ll chat about climate change. Is it affecting our vineyards and how? And finally we have red wine, white, rose and yellow, but have you heard of “orange wine”? And no it is not made with oranges!

We like to stay on top with what’s going on in our market here as well. So as we just recently had a Vintages release of some of the wines of the Great Pacific Northwest, we thought we would take this opportunity to share with you what is going on in two of it’s exciting regions.
Our next two guests hail from award winning wineries representing BC  and Oregon.