Christopher Sawyer


As a sommelier, journalist, consultant, wine critic, public speaker & professional wine judge, I travel the world following trends in wine.

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High on life (& wine) Celebrity Weekend with Lucky Star cowgirl & Jessica wines. #sunsetcw

Pairing of the day: Mushroom Empanada from El Sur & King Estate 2012 Pinot Noir Celeb Wknd. #sunsetcw

Superstars unite! Enjoying Celebration Weekend w/fellow Wine Competition 2014 judges & stars. #sunsetcw

#Oregonwine represented at Sunset's Celebration Weekend! #sunsetcw

Yes, may I have another? Enjoying the edible organic strawberries from #goodeggs at #sunsetcw

, great treats provided by Chef Matt Greco and #Wente wines.

#WW preview of : Deep berry &mineral notes of 2011 Demuth Pinot. #TheMadrones

Enjoying #WineWednesday w/tangy citrus & stone fruit notes in each sip of 2012 Turbine White by .

Great times at the classic Hootenany with Jeff Bundschu, Renee Jenkins and a band of other wine lovers.

Can't stop thinking about the deep flavors of the 2003 #Pinot poured by John of Bucher Vineyard.

With this many happy winemakers you know there's plenty of great #Pinot flowing in Russian River Valley! #discoverRRV

Tangy & refreshing #wine sensations via the VML 2013 Gewurztraminer in Russian River Valley. #discoverRRV

Multiple winemakers hammin' it up for the Paulee #food & #wine experience. #discoverRRV

Luv it Greg LaFollette! Leave it to a talented winemaker to dress like this! #discoverRRV

Learning from #RRV winemaking neighbors of . #discoverRRV

Dazzled by the lively #Pinot flavors of wines from the Middle Reach subregion at Russian River Valley. #discoverRRV

What comes first? Rodeo Jax Caramel Corn or the Bacon Burboun Manhattan at ZaZu. Hard call! #discoverRRV

#winewednesday cellar pick: 1995 Special Select Cab w/dense berry fruit, black olive, leather, dk chocolate.

Fab tasting Wine Comp 2014 of 1983 Cab provided by Tom Stutz .

Wine Comp 2014, we tasted 1972 Pinot, a wine Bob Sessions finished in 1973.