“Wine is people. I’m not talking about the people with whom you enjoy wine. Here I refer to the people behind the wine – those folks we ought to celebrate as the literal fruits of their labor coat our palates. We talk a lot about wine on this site, but I’d like to take a moment to express gratitude to the farm workers who work so hard to get the grapes in our glasses.

In this spirit, I’d like to talk about ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction. A group of wineries is Oregon joined together in the early 90s to help provide better access to quality healthcare for vineyard workers. That’s one of many things I love about the wine industry – quality regions always band together to make great things happen.”

Thank you to Mark Angelillo and Snooth.com for their coverage of ¡Salud! and select ¡Salud! Cuvées.