V is for Vino, the #1 rated wine-show on Amazon Prime, has new episode focusing on Oregon100% Oregon episode explores breathtaking Oregon winemaking regions of the Willamette Valley, the Columbia Gorge and more...
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LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2019 — V is for Vino, the #1 rated wine-show on Amazon Prime, released its much anticipated Season 2 on December 15th to both Amazon Prime and visforvino.com. The latest addition to the lineup is a thorough 35 minute exploration of Oregon wines and focuses on what makes the region’s terroir so unique: microclimates, commitment to the earth and soil, and winemaker personalities.
V is for Vino follows host and sommelier Vince as he hits the road to explore wine regions and their people, history, culture, food, and wine topics. Picking up where Season 1 left off, Season 2 ventures outside of California, and provides the perfect amount of wine knowledge and infotainment, while also showcasing down-to-earth travel and delicious food. The Oregon V is for Vino episode is a collaborative effort between two state agencies the Oregon Wine Board and Travel Oregon, and two private entities; Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards and Ned Ludd Restaurant, where much of the entertaining and informative show takes place.
“With the Oregon episode, we were really able to step up everything this time around: scope, travel, production quality, topics explored, all of it. People are ‘binge-watching’ the episodes, so we must have done something right!” says Vince Anter, host and founder.
The Reviews Are In:
★★★★★ FUN AND INFORMATIVE WINE SERIES
"Whether you are just a wine lover, connoisseur or a somm....this series is great! It will take you around the world, learning the landscape with histories, stories and the people who make great wine! Absolutely love this show and already looking forward to more seasons!"
-Melissa C, 12/18/19, Amazon Prime
★★★★★ THE BEST WINE SHOW OUT THERE!
“All the wine books and shows I have watched/read never really explained it in a way the common person could understand. Vince does just that. He makes wine both fun and accessible. I've seen a bunch of shows and books that give just a taste of a bunch of wineries. Vince show's you a wine/ winery he believes in and then after he gives you a taste of the food and culture in the area which is a big part of the wine scene.”
-Rity Kory, 12/18/19, Amazon Prime
★★★★★ AGED TO PERFECTION
"V is for Vino breaks it down and covers everything you need to know about wine. It's packed with history, interviews and interesting facts. I can't recommend this series enough, Vince always leaves me looking forward to the next season."
-Abby R, 12/17/19, Amazon Prime
Season 2 Episodes:
Episode 1 starts in the fertile state of Oregon; exploring the Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris in the Willamette Valley with the Lange family, sturgeon fishing in the Columbia Gorge, making art in vibrant downtown Portland, and cooking with local fish and produce at Ned Ludd restaurant.
Episode 2 goes international, as Vince and his Italian native/local tour guide Tamara meet in stunning Venice Italy, before heading north to the Treviso region to learn how the most popular sparkling wine in the world, Prosecco, is made with one of the oldest Prosecco producers in the region, Valdo Spumanti. They also visit a 2000-year-old medieval castle, pair a traditional 4-course Italian meal, and explore a 36,000 bottle wine cellar that you have to see to believe.
Episode 3 takes us to Sonoma County, California to visit one of the most diverse wine regions in the entire country. Vince visits 3 different sub-regions, gathering olive, cheese, produce, and wine along the way. He end’s up at Journeyman Meat Co. to learn about Salumi production and cook a true Sonoma County meal with all the gathered ingredients.
About V is for Vino:
Each episode of V is for Vino is an in-depth feature of a wine region, city, winery, and local restaurant, and explores wine theory, food, and travel in a fun and unpretentious way: think Alton Brown meets Bourdain. Currently the #1 rated wine show on Amazon Prime, V is for Vino is the first wine show to combine easy-to-understand wine education, or “infotainment”, with the pure “entertainment” of exciting travel and tantalizing food and culture segments. Led by a young, charismatic, down-to-earth sommelier Vince, V is for Vino is the perfect show for experienced wine drinkers or newbies alike.
About Oregon Wine Industry
Oregon's wine industry is largely comprised of small to mid-sized family farmers and winemakers. Roughly 70% of Oregon’s 800 wineries make less than 5,000 cases of wine annually. Latest data for the annual Vineyard and Winery Report, gathered by the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE) at the University of Oregon shows that this past year, for the first time, the estimated value of Oregon’s wine grape crop topped the $200 million mark in 2018 at $208 million, up from $192 million the year prior, an increase of 8.8%. The reported sales growth trend echoes that of recent Nielsen data, which shows sales of Oregon wine at U.S. retail rose 12% in 2018 compared to the total table wine category’s performance of -0.6% versus the previous year. Industry momentum is due to the increasing recognition of Oregon’s reputation for quality and consumers’ willingness to seek out and pay for exceptional wines. Oregon wine commands an average of $16.29 per bottle, more than double the national average of $7.37, and this premium price of Oregon wines didn’t deter wine lovers from paying twice the national average at retail in 2018.