Becoming a Level 1 Sommelier

By |March 13th, 2017|Steven Sinkler, wine|

NEW ARTICLE Reaching Level 2 Sommelier “Champagne for everyone!”, Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier proudly announced.   And with that, there were 44 newly credentialed Level One Sommeliers.   I am proud to say that I was one of those new L1 Somms.   [...]

Becoming a Level 2 Sommelier

By |November 29th, 2016|Sommelier, Steven Sinkler, Uncategorized, wine|

READ Becoming a Level 1 Sommelier It’s Official….I’m Certified! It’s been two years since I successfully passed my Introductory Sommelier (Level 1) exam. In that time, I’ve patiently waited for the organization I began my studies with, the [...]

What Type of Wine Drinker Are You?

By |October 23rd, 2016|Steven Sinkler, wine|

by Steven Sinkler Wine drinkers come in every shape and size.    They also come with every type of opinion and knowledge level as well. I have now survived five summers as owner of The Wine Shack and have come to the conclusion that wine drinkers come in a couple of categories.   My guess is that you’ll find yourself in here somewhere. […]

Drink it Now or Drink it Later? THAT is the question!

By |September 8th, 2016|wine|

Aging Wine: Do You Drink it Now or Drink it Later – That is the Question! The typical Wine Shack customer is looking to purchase a wine they can drink in a few hours or over the next few days. Years ago, I heard that something like 50% of wine is consumed within 48 hours of purchase. […]

Clearing Up the “Misunderstandings” About Riesling

By |August 28th, 2016|Category Name: Whites, Category Path: Whites, wine|

How does such an amazing wine become so misunderstood? We can blame California winemakers for a couple of things; chardonnay that tastes like buttery oak planks and rosé that tastes like sweet pink water, but we can’t blame California for the confusion surrounding one of my favorite wines, riesling. […]

Everybody Loves a Weekend at Camp, Especially When Its Oregon Pinot Camp!

By |August 27th, 2016|wine|

Every summer, since beginning in 2000, a group of Oregon’s finest wineries hold “Oregon Pinot Camp”, a jam-packed weekend of seminars, presentations and tastings devoted to Oregon’s premier wine grape, Pinot Noir.  […]

Great Wines for Summer Foods

By |April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized, wine|

Summer is here and who doesn’t love going to a picnic, barbecue or bonfire on the beach?  Each of these is a great time to share a bottle of wine with friends or family.     […]

Hard Apple Cider Hits the Spot

By |September 8th, 2014|wine|

Change is all around us at this time of year.   The color of the leaves, the cooler temperatures and the rainier days.  As fall takes hold, how about trying a different type of beverage? […]

Getting The Most Out Of Your Tasting Room Experience

By |September 8th, 2014|wine|

As you probably know, we hold regular wine tastings upstairs in The Wine Shack’s Tasting Room. Our Tasting Room is a pretty casual place and we want you to enjoy yourself and sample the wines we’re pouring. With that said, there are things you can do to enhance your (and others) experience. Here are some simple “Do’s and Don’ts for the Tasting Room. […]

More Puffins Than Ever At The Wine Shack!

By |September 8th, 2014|wine|

If you thought Puffins only reside at Haystack Rock, then you’ve been missing out on Cannon Beach’s OTHER famous Puffins, Puffin Brand Wine.    Since the original vintage in 2005, Puffin Brand Wine has been available at The Wine Shack.  Dean Reiman, former owner of The Wine Shack, was interested in creating a unique brand of wine that would be both delicious and representative of Cannon Beach.  He is also responsible for the great artwork on the label.  One of the best things about acquiring The Wine Shack last year, is that the purchase also included Puffin Brand Wine! Since its debut, the Puffin Brand Wine family has expanded twice.   In 2006, a Red Blend was added to the Puffin lineup, and just this month we added a Pinot Gris.  Each of these wines represent the very finest of Oregon winemaking and are consistently The Wine Shack’s best sellers! […]

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