Why does any winemaker find themselves in Oregon? Sure, having a spouse with a connection to the area is one reason, but why else would a winemaker choose Oregon over the rest of the left coast?
(Missed Part 2? You can read all about how Kirk and Kimberly settled on the Southern Oregon AVA here.) Although Kirk and Kimberly Drake had spent time in Southern Oregon before, they found a new wine scene when they returned to the area in 2015. Many vineyards had been planted in the years since Kirk […]
(Read about how Kirk and Kimberly decided to leave D.C. here.) Most plans that involve wine come together quickly. Find a friend or ten. Meet up at a house or a restaurant or a bar where you can throw axes under the influence. Open a bottle or two. Chat. Laugh. Maybe involve some charcuterie on […]
How does anybody end up in Washington, D.C. in 1995? With Marion Barry, the financial control board, and the requirement of moving in packs—it was a tough sell. Maybe they move for college and stay. Or perhaps they move for a job and stay. Some of them get elected—even if not by a majority of […]