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“We want to be known as the center of the Oregon wine world because, technically, we are,” says my tour guide, Kitri McGuire, marketing manager of Visit McMinnville, as we sip the perfectly pulled espresso at Community Plate, downtown’s gathering hotspot. Continue Reading
As bits and pieces of wine lore fall deafly into the dirt, so go the stories of immigrants smuggling plantings across the ocean, spiritually made offerings to sidestep Prohibition and law-defying bootlegger courage. All too often, the history carried by the vines is lost to the current trends of the booming wine trade. These tales are what bring characteristics to life and form the terroir around the fermented chapters.