Read #WINEDERLUST, Erlinda’s wine column in The Columbia Star. No jargon. No snobbery. Just practical, approachable wine education.  Learn about wine basics, varietals, regions, and our local burgeoning wine culture.

Find her most recent #WINEDERLUST column in The Columbia Star.

July 11, 2020

As we continue to grapple with these unpredictable times, it’s normal to seek comfort in activities and routines that are familiar as they ground us and give us a frame o...

June 5, 2020

The power of 240 million wine drinkers can make an impact. 

By: Erlinda A. Doherty


The next ti...

April 17, 2020

Back in March we celebrated the achievements of women in every sector of humanity as part of International Women’s Month, only to have our festivities abbreviated by the...

March 17, 2020

As we all get accustomed to altering our lives in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, let’s endeavor to seek out moments of balance. While we are advised against social ga...

February 18, 2020

For wine lovers, the Raging ‘20’s will be as exciting as ever with access to increasingly more wines, more varietals, and more styles.  With the wine tariff debate still...

December 30, 2019

There is nothing more fitting than a glass of bubbles to celebrate a special occasion or holiday. And sometimes just making it through the day is like winning the jackpot...

December 20, 2019

France’s Rhône Valley is one of the most important wine regions of the world following the north-south course of the Rhône river for close to 150 miles from Lyon to the R...

December 5, 2019

As a wine educator and sommelier I’m frequently asked to divulge my favorite wines. It’s difficult for me to answer, as I genuinely find merit in most wines I am fortuna...

November 7, 2019

Rosé all day. All night. All year. For millennia.  

I hope you can deal with it. I sure can. And I’m by no means alone in that regard. Rosé is ubiquitous, it’s the fastest...

August 16, 2019

Of all my field research of wine regions around the world, no area has affected me more deeply than South Africa. The post-apartheid wine industry is more complex, nuance...

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