If there’s one thing that’s exactly the same for me living in Spain as it was living in California, it’s the amount of wine from the Willamette Valley in Oregon that I drink which is to say, very little. This isn’t by design but more availability. Despite Willamette being a West Coast region, what you’d often find on wine menus in San Francisco was largely the local production of Napa, Sonoma, and a few others. There hadn’t been a tremendous amount of interest in Willamette, despite the theoretical “Sideways Bump” […]

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