You're probably familiar with CJ McCollum the basketball star, but what about CJ McCollum the winemaker? We spoke with the Portland Trail Blazer about the similarities between wine and basketball, bringing bottles into the bubble, and how winemakers from different backgrounds can help diversify the wine industry.
The heat wave that recently hit the Pacific Northwest subjected the region’s vineyards to record-breaking temperatures nine months after the fields that produce world-class wine were blanketed by wildfire smoke.
Woodinville-based Ste. Michelle describes itself as the nation’s third-largest wine company, farming nearly 30,000 acres across Washington, Oregon and California and selling wines under labels including Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands, Columbia Crest, Erath, Intrinsic and Patz & Hall.