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Tammy Barganier
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  • Portland, Or
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How would you classify yourself in the wine trade?
Retailer
What city is Home?
Willamette Valley
What you want to get from participating in FohBohWine?
Networking and continued education
About Me:
Total wine geek, but not a snob! I love clean, well-balanced wines that aren't over-oaked and that have good acidity, wines that will actually pair well with food!! My wine foes: over-oaked chardonnay, too fruity chards and sweet, sappy, low acid wines. I love all kinds of wine, but admit that the rhone reds rock my world the most. Also love the burgundies! How can you live in the Willamette Valley and not love Pinot Noir, but I'm a sucker for those lighter, seductive, enchanting reds and whites from Burgundy! There's not a sexier, more sensual wine out there!

Spent two years in Walla Walla, grew up in So. Cal, lived in No. Cal and Santa Rosa, and now reside in Oregon, so I've lived in most of the great wine regions of the US.

Have a one yr certificate in both Viticulture and Enology from Walla Walla Institute for Enology and Viticulture. Won the 2005 Leonetti Scholarship for a paper I wrote regarding removing snobbery from the US wine industry as a key way of increasing wine sales and the number of regular wine drinkers in America. Have done marketing research in regards to the needs of the Walla Walla wine industry for Heidi Wells Consulting on behalf of the Insititute for Enology and Viticulture. Worked crush with Virginie Bourgue when she was the winemaker for Bergevin Lane, as well as extended lab work for r.s testing. Also worked at Hip Chicks do Wine, College Cellars (the teaching winery in Walla Walla I graduated from, helping them open their tasting room and their first few big events), Buty etc. Wrote an extensive (everything you ever wanted to know") paper on "Setting up Your Own Home Tasting" for Stan Clarke for a presentation he gave. Stan Clarke was my teacher for a year, and if any of you knew him, then you know how much he is missed!

Sold wine for over ten yrs in Portland/Beaverton metro area. I miss selling wine, turning folks on to a wine that rocks THEIR world, helping them explore the world of wines.

Loved making wine as well-crazy, hectic crush, lab work, those fermenting esters wafting through the winery during fermentation. But wasn't too thrilled with tank cleaning, or sqeeging the winery at end of day!

Also passionate about sustainable viticulture, IPM, biodynamic farming, food and wine pairing, reading, writing, hiking, camping, the ocean, music, movies, concerts, my family, and getting back to work in the industry I know and love!!
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Ravenswood Icon, vintages 96 through 2000, drink them now!

At 12:58pm on June 8th, 2008, Tammy Barganier said…

If anyone out there is holding any Ravenswood Icon, vintages 96 through 2000, drink them now!! A friend brought a vertical last night, and we all agreed that the 96 was dead, the 99 and 2000 about the same. The 97 is drinking well, with nice fruit and some very lovely funk that developed in the glass very nicely, but doubt that it has much time left. The 98 was also well liked, but not as interesting as the 97. Drink em if you got… Continue

Posted on June 10, 2008 at 11:44am

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At 5:49am on June 26, 2008, Andre Costa said…
Tammy, thank you for the link to the Oregon Wines tasting site. Very nice!
At 10:54pm on June 21, 2008, Denise said…
Tammy - thanks again for all hat great portland info. The trip was good. I sold a few cases..that may not seem like a lot - but it's a good start for me. I met Robert at Pour (from your list) Nice Guy....Thanks again so much...I will use this list again and again!
Cheers,
Denise
At 7:40am on June 11, 2008, Veronique said…
Tammy,

Our Fantastic French wines will be available in OR before the end of the Summer and I was wondering if you might want to be added to our mailing list (we share a monthly newsletter and a wine of the month feature) to learn about what's coming.

Let me know or you can simply go to our website at www.bourgeoiswines.com to check out the latest issues and maybe sign up.

Veronique
At 10:32am on June 10, 2008, Denise said…
Tammy - would love to chat about your insights on wine selling in Portland. Do you have a list of places that you recommned I visit with my wines? We are working with a distributor on Oregon, but he will not be with me when I go on Thursday. What's your dream list of places to buy wine - or resturants, in that market. Need good fit for Trio Vintners! Thanks!
At 12:07am on June 9, 2008, Denise said…
Great to hear from you! Thank you for the nice feedback about the Sangio. And believe me, it's just as much a surprise to me that we've got the winery! It's crazy how it all came together . I think I remmeber your friend who came in the winery - so hi to for us! I need to seel more wine in Portland...so talk us up!
At 12:58pm on June 8, 2008, Tammy Barganier said…
If anyone out there is holding any Ravenswood Icon, vintages 96 through 2000, drink them now!! A friend brought a vertical last night, and we all agreed that the 96 was dead, the 99 and 2000 about the same. The 97 is drinking well, with nice fruit and some very lovely funk that developed in the glass very nicely, but doubt that it has much time left. The 98 was also well liked, but not as interesting as the 97. Drink em if you got em!
Also tried a wine by fellow graduates Tim Boushey and Denise Slater, from their winery Tre Vintners in Walla Walla, their Sangiovese, as well as another sangio blend from Charles out at 'K', aslo in Walla Walla. I am thrilled to say that those two wines were the hit of the party!! If you can get your hands on them DO!!
 
 
 

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