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Things We Resist ... A Blog

One of the first questions we get about Resistance Wine Company is – What are you resisting?

We’re glad you asked!

We want to make (and drink) amazingly good wine and not cringe about what is in it or how it is made.  We resist winemaking practices that sacrifice quality in the name of quantity or profit margin. Look for more from us in the future about how our wine is – and isn’t – grown, made and packaged.

Kirk Drake
 
October 27, 2023 | Kirk Drake

Roads Less Traveled: A Kelowna Expedition with Kimberly, Kirk, and Darryl, Our Maestro of Wine

As we wrapped up our Kelowna adventure, it occurred to me that the best memories are like a well-blended wine—rich, complex, and lingering long after the moment has passed. Thanks to Darryl's meticulous planning and deep passion, this trip was precisely that...  Continue »

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Kirk Drake
 
October 21, 2023 | Kirk Drake

Wine Castle + Good Friends + Beautiful Night + Surprise Champaign Tasting = Awesome

We had spent the afternoon trying to find the place. At one point, the google, took us down a dirt road that got perpetually narrower until we could just simply go no...  Continue »

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Kirk Drake
 
October 21, 2023 | Kirk Drake

The Unconventional Elixir: A Day with Raccolto di Bruno Wines

In the labyrinthine streets of Manduria, Italy, where olive groves intersect with vineyards, Kimberly, Kirk, and their friend Mark stumbled upon an unassuming treasure...  Continue »

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Resistance Wine Company
 
August 14, 2023 | Resistance Wine Company

Defying Convention: The Story of Our Urban Winery

Sometimes opportunities align in the most astonishing ways.  Continue »

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July 18, 2023 | Resistance Wine Company

AI Kirk

For a good time ask AI for a profile picture.  Continue »

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Resistance Wine Company
 
June 14, 2023 | Resistance Wine Company

Farming Fun with Jerk Deer

Four years of farming our vineyard with our nemesis, the Jerk Deer.  Continue »

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Resistance Wine Company
 
January 29, 2021 | Resistance Wine Company

The Valleys of Oregon Wine: Willamette, Rogue, and more

There’s nothing flat about West Coast wine. California and Oregon wine country is characterized by mountains and valleys that keep our microclimates interesting. Napa Valley may be the USA’s most famous wine region and the Willamette Valley is Oregon’s… so far. Oregon is so much more than just Pinot Noir. Read on to discover what you should drink from where.  Continue »

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Resistance Wine Company
 
September 14, 2020 | Resistance Wine Company

So Many Reasons to Drink Local Wine

The Rogue Valley produces truly premium wine, which should be reason enough to drink local. But if you need more reasons, noodle on these...  Continue »

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July 30, 2020 | Resistance Wine Company

Best Ways to Drink with Friends During Quarantine

The COVID-19 pandemic has really, really bummed us all out. People’s health and wellness are at risk, businesses are closing, and there’s no real end in sight. Believe us—we Google it every day, and the stats are depressing. To make matters worse, proper social distancing means that we can’t even see our friends anymore. Or at least, not in normal ways. Which has made it really hard to share a drink with anyone. But there has to be a silver lining somewhere, right? There must be some workaround… So, without further ado, we present our top five ways to drink with friends during quarantine.  Continue »

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Chardonnay with Extra Butter, Please

Do you like your chardonnay like you like your popcorn – rich and buttery? That may be diacetyl you’re snuffling. Diacetyl is a compound that is naturally present in wines that undergo malolactic fermentation, which is commonly referred to as “ML” or “secondary fermentation.” In other words, after yeast turn grape juice sugars into alcohol (aka “primary fermentation”), a strain of bacteria turns malic acid in the wine into lactic acid. But what’s the difference between the two acids?  Continue »

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