Certified Sommelier Alex Abbott Boyd of Insider Wine will host a wine tasting featuring wines from top Willamette Valley producers that span different AVAs and vintages. The focus will be on Pinot Noir and discovering how the terroir differences between subregions of the Willamette Valley express themselves through the grape. AVAs featured will include Ribbon Ridge, Chehalem Mountains, and Yamhill-Carlton and vintages tasted will go as far back as 2015, allowing tasters the chance to try mature Oregon pinot alongside newer releases. Alongside the pinot noir, the event will also showcase the Willamette Valley's ability to produce incredible white wines. Alongside the pinot noir, the tasting will feature an electric single-vineyard dry Riesling and an amphora-aged "Orange" Pinot Gris.
ABOUT ALEX AND INSIDER WINE
Insider Wine's founder Alex Abbott Boyd is a lifelong entrepreneur. He moved to Toronto from New York City in 2022, and in the United States, he founded, nationally scaled, and sold a brand of organic cocktail mixers, Cocktail Crate. Deeply passionate about great food and wine, he then passed the Court of Master Sommeliers certification exam and launched Insider Wine in 2023. Insider Wine's mission is to satisfy its customers' thirst for both fine wine and knowledge by sharing wines from under-the-radar fine wine regions and telling the stories of small-production winemakers.
2021 Ayres "Lewis Rogers Lane" Pinot Noir - Ribbon Ridge AVA
2018 Suzor "The Tower" Pinot Noir - Yamhill Carlton AVA
2015 Freja" Estate" Pinot Noir - Chehalem Mountain AVA
White and Orange
2021 Paetra Lobenstein Vineyard Riesling - Yamhill Carlton AVA
2021 Suzor "Wild Child" Amphora-Aged Orange Wine - Willamette Valley AVA