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Labor Day Honor

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.   It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker (Courtesy, United States Department of Labor).

This holiday is our chance, as Americans to truly honor those who have come before us to accomplish so much in developing our country into the greatest nation that the world knows.  We at Labor Wines strongly believe that we would not be where we are without the hard work, dedication and commitment of the American worker.

Labor Day is not only a celebration, but a commitment to our citizens; from the past and those in the future.

As a show of thanks, for the entire week and through Labor Day, we would like to offer Half-Price Shipping for all purchases made this week for our Pinot Noir and Riesling.  Contact Corey directly at corey@laborwines.com or via phone, 702.466.0987 to place your order today.

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Without Labor, there would be no end result and no satisfaction.  Labor is the driving force throughout history of how to get things done.  From Labor is the idea that hard work presents rewards and what better way to embrace that vision – from our hands to yours.

Drink Oregon!  Drink the Willamette Valley!  Drink Pinot Noir!

Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

San Francisco Visit & Tasting

Last week I had the opportunity to return to one of my favorite cities in our country, San Francisco, for a quick trip to host a tasting with our latest releases.  I headed back to The Hidden Vine, where we had held a tasting a few years back as they are one of our best supporters and great friends.

 

The Hidden Vine is fantastic wine bar on Merchant Street in the shadow of the TransAmerica building in Downtown San Francisco that is a great fan of small production wines and sharing their discoveries with their guests.  Also, one of its coolest features is that it has an outdoor bocce court that runs alongside the venue.  I mean, how many places do you know where you can sip on a delicious glass of wine while tossing bocce balls?

 

That night I was able to share with our guests our 2011 Pinot Noir and the 2012 Riesling to taste.  The group was extremely appreciative of the wines, with a few of our friends of Labor being there to support as well as many new people we had a chance to meet.

 

After the tasting, I headed over to see another close friend of ours, Nick Floulis of Pushback Wines, who had recently opened the Chubby Noodle in the Marina neighborhood.  ‘The Noodle’ is a modern Asian restaurant that serves late, basically throws a party every night and has quickly become a go-to spot in the area with its neighbors.  To quote @Zagat SF “If a Japanese Izakaya and Chinese dim sum met a family-style party with California wines and hip-hop thrown in for good measure, it might look like @ChubbyNoodleSF.  Not too shabby, right?  The Noodle is also a supporter of Labor Wines, currently carrying our 2011 Pinot Noir which has been a big hit so far with their guests.

 

Nick was the consummate host, as always, guiding me through the menu and making sure my wine glass was always full.  Highlight of my meal was definitely the Salt & Pepper Shrimp (gluten-free, by the way); I’m craving it now actually!

 

As I mentioned, it was a quick trip supporting our wines, but I look forward to heading back to the city by the Bay soon enough, hopefully to share more of our Oregon grape juice!

 

Don’t forget, when you are enjoying a bottle of our wine, make sure to take a picture and share it with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987.

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

 

 

 

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Friday, August 15th, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Labor Wines is coming back to the Bay Area!

Hello friends!

 

Labor Wines is coming back to San Francisco!  I will be heading to the Bay, next Thursday, August 7th hosting a tasting with our good friends at The Hidden Vine, 408 Merchant Street.  They are fantastic supporters of ours and I will be coming back to share our 2011 Pinot Noir and our 2012 Riesling, from 5:30pm until 7:30pm, hanging out after that as well.

 

The tasting is complimentary for each of you, however, if you’d like to purchase a glass of our Pinot Noir and some snacks, there will be a full menu available for your enjoyment.  Also, for those of you who have never been to The Hidden Vine, it’s a fantastic spot with a damn cool feature – its own Bocce Court!  So, be ready to taste some Oregon deliciousness and join us for a fun evening in the city.  Please feel free to share with friends who might enjoy joining us that night!

 

I look forward to seeing each of you then, if you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me directly at Corey@LaborWines.com or 702.466.0987.  And remember, if you have a story, pictures enjoying Labor or would like to place an order, feel free and share with us on Facebook or via Twitter.

 

All the best,

Corey

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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Visit to 5,280 (Denver, Colorado)

Last week we had a chance to visit one of our favorite cities, Denver, to spend some quality time with our distributor and dine at a few restaurants who are great supporters of Labor Wines.

 

One of the first restaurants in Colorado ever to pour Labor was Coohill’s, located in LoDo in Downtown Denver.  They have been a fantastic supporter ever since, so we decided to get a group together from our Colorado Distributor, Trinity Fine Wines and enjoy some early evening appetizers while tasting our wines.  This is a great group that truly supports our vision and is dedicated to sharing our wine throughout the state.  We started by pouring our 2012 Riesling, with its notes of petrol, gravenstein apple and Meyer lemon, it was a perfect foil for the charcuterie, cerignola olives and toasted nuts.

Moving on to our Pinot Noir, we did a side by side tasting with our 2010 and 2011 wines – showcasing the differences in each vintage while still keeping with our house style.  The 2010 was a very cool vintage with reduced yields, resulting in a more Burgundian style wine and the 2011 is more fruit forward and expressive right out of the bottle.  The group was split on which vintage was their favorite, but all agreed they could taste the quality and better than expected juice for the price; a fantastic value overall.

 

Later in the trip, we were able to go by the newest supporter of Labor, dining at Work & Class in the fast emerging Larimer Warehouse District neighborhood, located on Larimer & 25th between Downtown and Five Points.  This is a relatively new restaurant that is quite small, but dedicated to doing everything from scratch and in keeping with the farm to table theme that has taken hold amongst Denver restaurants.  I must tell you, we had a FANTASTIC experience overall, sitting at the Kitchen Bar watching the cooks create meals in front of us resulting in delicious flavors and a wonderful evening.  We paired a variety of their dishes with our 2012 Riesling, which was a great pairing for everything from their Red Chile Braised Pork to their Jerk Rotisserie Chicken to their Green Chile Mac n’ Cheese.

 

Denver has always had a special place with us and this trip furthered that feeling.  Looking forward to being back at 5,280 soon enough and sharing more Labor Wines with them!

 

And remember, if you have a story, pictures enjoying Labor or would like to place an order, feel free and share with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987.

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

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Friday, July 25th, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Happy August!

Hope that Summer has been treating you well and you’ve been enjoying some time with friends and family.  There are only a few weeks left of this beautiful season (disappointing, I know), but football season is fast approaching and along with the 2013 harvest on our end.  It’s an exciting time for us at Labor Wines, as we’re also going to be bottling our 2012 Pinot Noir in a few weeks (early, I know, but that’s what happens when you have a warm vintage in Oregon), before we let it sleep in the bottle until next April/May for you to enjoy in 2014.

 

Another small, but important piece of information for Labor is that we are now accepting credit cards!  For now we are going to be taking Visa and Mastercard.

 

Many of you have purchased wine from us previously, but I’m not sure if you’ve had our two more recent releases, the 2011 Pinot Noir and the 2012 Riesling.  I would love to have you all taste out these wines and share them with you friends.  Let me know if I can arrange shipping and set you up with some new bottles.

 

And remember, if you have a story or pictures enjoying Labor, feel free and share with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987.

 

Looking forward to catching up with each of you soon, all the best,

 

Corey

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Sarabeth’s Wine Dinner – New York City

One of our favorite cities where you can find Labor Wines is New York City.  There are so many reasons why this is the case but for me personally, I spent my childhood years growing up in New Jersey, always going to the ‘City’ for dinners, events and gatherings.  Even more so, we have had the pleasure of having our wines there since the initial 2009 vintage and each month we’re getting a better presence in NYC through our distributor, RAD Grapes.  When the opportunity was presented for me to host a wine dinner at Sarabeth’s Restaurant in Tribeca, I jumped at the chance!

 

One of my dear friends, Angela ‘Mini’ Caudle, serves as general manager and has been a very loyal supporter of Labor Wines since the beginning.  She was thrilled to have us come to NYC for this occasion and visit her restaurant.  In working together, we were able to pair three of our wines with 4 courses from Sarabeth’s culinary team.  The evening’s menu is below, but I can tell you not only was it delicious, but the wines were a perfect pairing for each course.  We were able to feature our 2011 Pinot Blanc, the 2012 Riesling and our 2011 Pinot Noir.  We held the dinner on Tuesday, June 4; traditionally a quieter evening for the restaurant, but with our event, it definitely brought a buzz in that night.

Final Menu, 6.4.13-page-001

 

The dinner was a smashing success with over 50 people attending!  I had the pleasure to welcome well over 35 guests who were friends of Labor and contacts that we have known which made the evening extra special.  I can’t thank enough each and every one who came out to support us on this weeknight.

 

The event would not have happened without the amazing guidance and support courtesy of Mini Caudle, their General Manager who is not only a fantastic industry professional, but an amazing person.  I can’t thank her enough for her support for Labor Wines and dedication to what we do; allowing us to be a part of her restaurant on their wine list and host this wine dinner.  In addition, her staff was fantastic; the service was impeccable and the execution by their culinary team was wonderful.

 

I can’t wait to return soon and hopefully host a second dinner.  We will be sure to keep everyone posted well in advance.  And remember, if you have a story, pictures enjoying Labor or would like to place an order, feel free and share with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987.

 

-        Corey

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

 

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Monday, June 10th, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Entrepreneur Magazine – May 2013 issue

I just wanted to share with you all how honored and fortunate that we are to have been included in the article in the May 2013 issue of Entrepreneur magazine – ‘From Startup to Millionaire – The 7 Best Pieces of Advice to Get You There’ for Labor Wines. Not only is this is AMAZING news, fantastic exposure for out little growing wine label, but it is also the cover story! The issue just hit newsstands, so go out and pick up a copy! If you have a moment, take a look and see our piece is on page 90 (and you can read it here too) please share it with your friends! And, if you’re thirsty, we’ll definitely work on getting you some wine! 

 

Entrepreneu Magzine May 2013

 

As a reminder, we slightly erred in our last blog post last week – the wine dinner in New York City at Sarabeth’s is going to be on Tuesday, JUNE 4th – not May 4th.  My apologies, but we do hope to see you there if you’re in the Tri-State area!

 

Also, don’t forget, when you are enjoying a bottle of our wine, make sure to take a picture and share it with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987. 

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Spring has sprung: Two new wines!

Hello to you all!

 

We hope you are getting in the Spring spirit, and perhaps our news will help warm you up and think of sunshine and enjoying a bottle of wine or two!  We wanted to let you know that the newest wines from Labor Wines are now being released!  We are extremely excited for these and can’t wait to have you taste them.

 

We’d like to introduce our 2011 Pinot Noir (3rd vintage) and a first, our 2012 Riesling.

 

The 2011 Pinot Noir is the result of a very interesting vintage where it was extremely cool for almost all of the year, until the last month of harvest when the sun came out and temperatures were extremely moderate right before harvest, allowing a true integration of sugar and acid, resulting in a very balanced wine.  On the nose you have a slight smoke and spice box, with red fruits and touch of creaminess with the integration of French oak and the juice, the true hallmark of our Pinot Noir.  For this year’s Pinot Noir we produced 405 cases and are really happy with our steady growth as a winery.

 

Our 2012 Riesling is the second white we have made and this year we wanted to change it up a touch.  The fruit we were able to source comes from vines between 35-38 years old, all from vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton and Chehalem Mountain AVA’s, 100% stainless steel fermented and has been made in a dry style.  This wine has dried apricots on the nose and a touch of pears; as it warms up the Riesling takes on a viscousness with fruit, acid and sugar extremely well balanced.  This is an extremely small production wine, with only 112 cases made.

 

The Pinot Noir is available for $25.00 a bottle/$300.00 a case and the Riesling is $18.00 a bottle/$216.00 a case, both plus shipping.  If you would like to get your hands on these wines, feel free to reach out to us via the website, email (Corey@LaborWines.com) or via phone, (855.503.9463).

 

As well, we are currently in the process of planning our Spring schedule for visits around the country.  It’s looking like we are going to have a few wine dinners/events happening, starting with Las Vegas (May and June) and possibly New York City in June as well.  Be on the lookout for us to visit Colorado with a potential Arizona trip too.  If you’d like us to come to your city or have any ideas, drop us a line on our Facebook page or via Twitter and we’ll try to make it happen.

 

We look forward to catching up with each and every one of you soon and if you’re interested in some wine from the great state of Oregon, we can definitely make this happen!

 

Talk soon, all the best.

 

Cheers,

Corey

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

 

 

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

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