BÖEN Employs Technology to Translate Their Wine

By using near field communication, consumers can unlock a wealth of information on every bottle

Without proper knowledge, wine shopping can be a daunting task. There’s little degree of separation between a bad wine and an excellent one for an unknowing palate. And impressing and expanding your knowledge can be hard without a surplus of expendable income. But for the newly-founded Napa Valley-based wine producer BÖEN, the privilege of drinking great wine begins with finding it. That’s why, on their …

Union Wine Co. + Marshall’s Haute Sauce: Red Haute Pinot Noir

A mulled wine with a jalapeño finish, from two local Oregon producers

With their “pinkies down” approach, Oregon’s Union Wine Co. is forever releasing fun, forward-thinking products, from an entirely drinkable wine in a can to wine-flavored candies. Their latest offering plays upon everyone’s seasonal interest in mulled wine. Partnering with another local Oregon brand, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, they’ve just debuted a Red Haute Pinot Noir. There’s spice all around and some heat to the finish, but …

Union Wine in a Can

A "pinkies down" approach from one of Portland's best winemakers

What began as a promotional product for Portland’s Feast 2013 food and wine festival, Union Wine Company‘s wine in 12oz cans will actually be making its way to shelves. Its initial limited edition release drew rave reviews, for both its pretenseless “pinkies down” philosophy and the quality of the wine within. The idea of wine in a can was inspired by Union’s company mission to …