Join us as we continue our wine tasting series with Rachel Driver Speckan of City Winery Chicago. Today, we sip on a dry Riesling from Oregon , one Speckan admires and still has a bottle awaiting her, tucked in her home cellar. While she admits that dry Riesling can be difficult to explain to customers and isn’t exactly “hotcakes” jumping off the list, this is one she gets excited to talk about. The producer, Big Table Farm, is a small producer, making most wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Next, we take a virtual journey to South Africa on Speckan’s life-altering trip. She met with winemaker Hannes Storm in the South Cape of South Africa (@StormWinesSA). We tasted his classic Pinot Noir, which comes from land with close proximity to the ocean. Speckan firmly believes it has an old world soul and it’s one of her current obsessions.
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