Andrew hijacks the Winos

By Jesse on July 16, 2007

Hey kids, it’s that time again.  As I’m feeling one year older and wiser, I’m hijacking wine club for the week.  Sorry Jesse, but it’s a coup.  I’ll let you have the club back on Thursday, I promise.

Just don’t kick me out for being now 2 years beyond the “age limit”.


So, after much deliberation, I’ve decided to go with Oregonian Pinot Noir.  As I’m sure we all know, Oregon is most well known for it’s Pinot Noir.  Having a similar climate to Pinot’s traditional home, Burgundy, Oregon is well-suited for this particular grape.  Like myself, Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon calls pinot “sex in a glass”.  Actually he never in fact called me sex in a glass, but if I were in a glass, and he met me under those circumstances, one could only imagine.  All that being said, and yes it needed to be, Oregon’s most famous Pinot Noir region is the Willamette Valley, which encompasses 4 recognized AVAs:

Dundee Hills
Ribbon Ridge
and Yamhill-Carlton District

I have no idea whether the bottles we’ll be purchasing will get that specific, but we’ll see on Wednesday.

We are, of course, meeting at my apartment in West Hollywood.  I have plenty of wine glasses and a decent number (12?) of chairs, but as our attendances have been somewhat on the larger side lately if you want to bring extra seating, go for it.

Pick up a bottle of Oregonian Pinot Noir ($12-$20, or more if you like), and I’ll see you in Boys Town at 9:00 sharp.