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The California Wine Examiner tasting panel tasted and reviewed our recently released 2008 vintage wines. See what they had to say! -- by John Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
Robert Dwyer of the Wellesley Wine Press called our 2008 Stagecoach Vineyard Margaret's Mandate Marsanne "freakin' delicious!". See what else he had to say about our recently released 2008 vintage wines. -- by John Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
Norcal Wines stopped by our table at the Vinify Open House several weeks ago and tasted our 2008 Stagecoach Vineyard Margaret's Mandate Marsanne. He called it "very good and varietally correct". -- by John Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
Drinknectar takes our 2008 vintage wines through their paces on his engaging video blog. Watch and listen to what he had to say about these wines. -- by John Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
Benito describes the "sheer joy" of our 2008 Stagecoach Vineyard Margaret's Mandate Marsanne. Click here to see what else he had to say about the 2008 vintage wines. -- by John Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
Wine Country Insider, Frank Thorsberg, writes about our 2008 Stagecoach Vineyard "Margaret's Mandate" Marsanne and our 2007 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir after tasting both at the Vinify Open House on May 23rd. He calls Margaret's Mandate "marvelous". Read it about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
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I spent 4 busy days in Hong Kong last week with Altruistic Wines, our Hong Kong importer. They put on an amazing wine festival to showcase the U.S. boutique wines they are bringing into Hong Kong. It was the first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
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Let’s just put it out there - the reception for our recently released Marsanne “Margaret’s Mandate” is complicated. Our peers laud this new addition to our portfolio – our loyal mailing list customers are a bit suspect and they have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
A good friend from my days in technology is an amateur chef. Amateur in that he does not cook for a living but nothing amateur about his abilities in the kitchen. I have enjoyed his preparations over the years several... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
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Mar 15, 2010
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Last fall we tapped our passionate Facebook community of fans to come up with a name for a new wine in our portfolio. They (you!) met the challenge with 150 names - exceptional names, it was hard to choose a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
This has been an exciting year for Olson Ogden Wines with current distribution in about 100 boutique wine shops and restaurants across the country. We are now available at these locations in Manhattan. We hope you'll stop in and enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
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An enthusiastic group of wine lovers turned out despite the rainy weather for our tasting event at California Wine Merchant last Monday night. California Wine Merchant is a retail wine store and wine bar in the Marina District of San... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
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Wine-And-Wishes is an epicurean dream come to life. Held annually on Treasure Island, the gourmet food and wine event features samplings from the Bay Area's top culinary talent and wineries and benefits the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
The good and bad about owning your own business is that you do everything. But I really love that about it. I'm currently overseeing the bottle design for our new wine (Olson Ogden Wines, name X, we have not announced... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
This weekend we will donate 50% of the sale for each bottle you buy of our 2007 Until Syrah to Oxfam to help the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Oxfam is responding with public health, water and sanitation services to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2010 at Olson Ogden Wines
Just before the Christmas holiday, our good friend and chef Richard Haake sent us another new recipe to pair with one of our 2007 vintage wines. This one was a delicious sounding Grilled Shallot Herb Marinated Ribeye Steak with Compound... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2009 at Olson Ogden Wines
Alder Yarrow who writes the vinography.com wine blog recently tasted our 2007 vintage wines and gave his thoughts on the wines. You can read what he has to say by clicking here. Alder writes one of the most read and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2009 at Olson Ogden Wines
Yesterday our good friend Richard Haake sent us a new recipe to pair with the 2007 Olson Ogden Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The recipe is a Sonoma Liberty Duck Leg with Red Wine, Bay Leaf and Orange Zest. Yum!!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at Olson Ogden Wines
We are just wrapping up harvest, the 2009 wines are resting in barrels and ready for winter hibernation. In looking back at this year’s harvest, I find it like most harvest’s I’ve worked…a blur. The 10 to 15 hour days... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2009 at Olson Ogden Wines
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Christopher Null of Drinkhacker.com recently tasted through our 2007 vintage wines. He had previously tasted four out of the five wines at several industry events. He updated and upgraded his thoughts on the wines with this tasting report. Read what... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2009 at Olson Ogden Wines
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Have you ever read the PinotFile by the Prince of Pinot? Worth a read if you like pinot noir. The Prince packs his issues with tasting notes of various pinot noirs and regularly does features on select pinot producers, vineyards... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2009 at Olson Ogden Wines
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Olson Ogden Wines will be pouring its 2007 vintage pinot noirs (and maybe a library selection or two!) at the upcoming Pinot on the River Festival Grand Tasting on Sunday, October 25th at Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA. Get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2009 at Olson Ogden Wines
Michael Murry is a mailing list customer of Olson Ogden Wines and has an interesting blog. He recently wrote about two of the Olson Ogden 2007 vintage wines he tasted. See what he had to say about the 2007 Olson... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2009 at Olson Ogden Wines