Map showing St. Helena wine district and its sub regions

Understanding AVA: Regions, Appellations and Sub-Appellations

It is easy to say European wine labels are confusing for Americans, but just how easy are our labels?  Not completely easy to be honest.  We all respect Napa (even if it isn’t our favorite to drink), but with the respect of the Napa namesake, are we talking…

State of Oregon with "OR" overlaid on a vineyard photograph

It’s Oregon Wine Month!

To begin celebrating Oregon Wine Month here at Cameron Hughes Wine, we’d like to take a little time to discuss the ever-more-decorated state’s history and breakdown it’s Willamette Valley appellation. An overview: The story of Oregon Pinot and the Willamette Valley (in an organized fashion) begin with a…