Decanted, Vol. 6: Checking In At A Time Of Crisis

Friends of Syndicate, We wanted to reach out and ask how you’re doing. I never thought I’d be sending out a newsletter quite like this. I’d intended to send out something celebrating nearly a year in operations. This time last year, we’d just...
Decanted, Vol. 5: Passion For A Good Wine

Decanted, Vol. 5: Passion For A Good Wine

A message in a bottle; It’s how I view every vessel of wine. Each carries its own story, and no two are fully alike. Each is a treasure, waiting to be discovered. I had no idea the reverence I would pay wine, when we first set out to create Syndicate. Modest...
Decanted, Vol. 4: Signs Of The Times

Decanted, Vol. 4: Signs Of The Times

Business signs have evolved through history. Their purpose has remained constant: To convey the name of a business, and possibly the nature of what the business offers. One of my favorites is a stone engraving that dates to 1678, on the side of the Vaults building in...
Decanted, Vol. 3: School’s In Session!

Decanted, Vol. 3: School’s In Session!

Wine should be enjoyed. It should lift the soul, inspire creativity, and create friendships. It should be fun. We created Syndicate Wine Bar so that your next wine experience could be all of those things, and more! We take fun seriously, and never do things halfway. I...
Decanted, Vol. 2: How Large Is Your Pinot?

Decanted, Vol. 2: How Large Is Your Pinot?

Seriously, it’s not always about size. Last week, someone informed me that Oregon lacks Pinot Noirs “big enough” for California appetites, and that we should carry a particular Napa producer. I asked the person if they had tried an Oregon Pinot Noir...