Eola Hills 2012

You know the particular magic of still living in the place that raised you. There was that one beat venue in town- a place that held your fascination until you thought your neck was going to burst. Everything your older siblings decried it for, its squat slanting roof, that one window that looked like a black eye- it gave you …

Acrobat 2012

For a central metaphor about Acrobat, you have to look no further that the title. This is a nimble wine, a lot more flexible than others in its breed. It manages to swing and swerve around the common pitfalls of table wine- the sugar isn’t shouting for the alcohol to pipe down. Here we find a limb-spinning semi-erotic theatre of …

Duck Pond 2012

At the bar where all the fruit drink, Blueberries get the sloppiest. They get to the bar early, start taking shots of vodka alone. They begin drinking pensively, regard the act of drinking like a conversation. By the time the Blackberries show up at six and order G&Ts the Blueberries are good and toasted. They’re pleased with themselves then, but …

Erath 2013

When is Pinot Noir not a Pinot Noir? How can we place essential qualities on a natural artifact? Isn’t the universe composed mostly of mystery? How can we define a nature that is forever evolving into the future? Erath Winery has produced a Pinot with its berry flavor buried. A mask reversed. Identity deep under the earth. Its a soil …

Kings Ridge 2012

Kings Ridge is a band that has released four albums and still hasn’t broken through to the national scene. Not that all bands should break through, but its clear that this and wants to, and has the ability to- but something about their sound, detailed and personal, keeps them a local act. Well they’re about to release their fifth record, …

C.M.S. 2011

C.M.S is an actor who has enough raw good looks to be a leading star but chooses to be a character actor instead. They could have been just selling out theaters by staring at the camera in a wet t-shirt with a determined jawline but no, its all conspiracy theory time travel flicks where its turns out they’re a figment …