1. Lardière Giddy to Be in Oregon: Burgundian winemaker enjoying his first vintage

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    1. Lardière Giddy to Be in Oregon: Burgundian winemaker enjoying his first vintage

      Rain is falling outside. Jacques Lardière's first grape crop in Oregon is still only about half picked. But he can't help smiling. He looks like he's having the time of his life.

      Only a month ago Lardière and his longtime employer, Maison Louis Jadot in Burgundy, announced that they had purchased Resonance Vineyard in the Oregon's Yamhill-Carlton AVA and would start making their own estate wine from it. Last week they started to pick the grapes in what then looked like a storybook vintage: early, warm, sunny.

      A drenching rainstorm earlier this month and ...

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