Coast to coast wine pipeline: Oregon & Washington to Maine
May 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’m a little late with this update, but my Press Herald column last Wednesday turned the spotlight on a great guy, Wayne Clark: native Mainer, moved out to Oregon for work. Had no idea there was such a thing as wine made in Oregon. His partner, alas, was still stuck working in Maine, so Wayne had some free time on his hands. Spent his weekends traveling the countryside, finding small-scale wineries where the guys making the wines were real farmers and had neither the time nor money nor energy to sell their stuff outside the tasting room and maybe an e-mail wine club. Wayne arranged to have some of the best of these shipped straight to Maine, via his ORWA brokerage. He cherishes delicacy, balance, and tremendous value — the last is especially hard to come by, on either coast. Lucky us.