Welcome to the first edition of People say…. A post in which we round up links to recent articles, blog posts, and occasionally social media mentions for King Estate or about subjects we find interesting. Have something you think we should share? Drop us a line on facebook, tweet us @kingestate, or just send a message using the contact form. In this edition we have six links from four sources, including an article from The New York Times about Oregon Chardonnay.
Here are the links for this edition of People say…
The Blend is a blog written by Alfonso Cevola, along with several contributors. Alfonso has been around wine all of his life. Compelled by our Red-tailed Hawk release video, he blogs about our environmental practices.
The Blend: A Red-tailed hawk returns to King Estate
The New York Times’ tasting panel tasted 20 bottles of Oregon Chardonnay from recent vintages. King Estate Oregon Chardonnay came in fourth, technically it had the same score as the third wine, and was the least expensive bottle in the top 5. In fact our Chardonnay was only $1 more than the cheapest bottle in the tasting.
…the 2010 King Estate Signature Collection, was even cheaper at $15. It was clean, fresh and tangy like an inexpensive Mâcon-Villages. King Estate, by the way, offers great values annually. And least expensive of all, at $14, was the A to Z chardonnay, clean, direct and mildly flavored, but without the sense of life we found in the King Estate.
The New York Times: Oregon Chardonnay finds its voice
At the end of February, local TV network KVAL came out to do a news segment on how the snowfall effects winery activity. The link includes video with a couple of our people interviewed.
“It’s almost like being in a snowglobe where you see the big flurries blustering outside and you have these big windows,” said Austin Kumm, the King Estate visitor center manager. “Very warm and cozy atmosphere.”
Wine Julia is a blog written by Julia Crowley, a wine writer in our own backyard who contributes to Eugene Daily News and also happens to be a King Estate wine club member. Julia wrote three recent posts highlighting some recent club releases.
Wine Julia: King Estate’s The Code: White Blend
Wine Julia: King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir ’09
Eugene Daily News: Wine Down Eugene No. 46