Hey there! Thank you for your eyeballs today on this here website, Sprudge Wine. We're marking our first publishing anniversary this month, and what a year it's been. Across 132 stories from dozens of writers, photographers, and visual artists, it has been a distinct and sincere pleasure to put out this website over the last 12 months.
To ring in the anniversary there's some special stuff lined up—a celebration or two, plus a special new way to enjoy the best of our first year at Sprudge Wine in the form of a special First Anniversary Sprudge Wine print zine. Read on to learn more!
This summer we'll be throwing a series of events involving good wine and chill hangs. The first of these Sprudge Wine summer 2018 events happens June 22nd 2018 in our home city of Portland, Oregon. We're teaming up with one of our very favorite indie winemakers, Joe Swick of Swick Wines, and throwing open the doors to Sprudge Studios for a chill and free event. Join us from 6-9pm that evening at Sprudge Studios (3640 SE Belmont) for delicious splashes from near and far, and be among the very first to pick up copies of our First Anniversary Sprudge Wine best-of zine.
Then, a little later this month, we're hanging out on June 28th 2018 in the Los Angeles at Bar Bandini, one of our very favorite wine bars on the planet. This event will again feature delicious Swick Wines, plus some more special splashes from our homeland (Oregon) and complimentary nibbles from the Bandini team. Pick up a zine, say hi, meet some of the writers + editors + photographers behind the site, and crush some nat nat with us in Echo Park. (You can also sip sensibly if you prefer; nat nat crushing not required.)
We've got more events cooking through the summer months, so stay tuned for more event announcements in the coming weeks.
For the first time ever we're making select Sprudge content available in print, in the form of a beautiful 38-page zine. Each issue features five of our very favorite stories from the first year of Sprudge Wine, plus notable quoteables from smart and influential wine people like Alice Feiring, Jill Bernheimer, Isabelle Legeron, Marissa Ross, Kara Fowler, Deirdre Heekin, Campbell Burton, Lou Amdour, Matthew Kaner, Abe Schoener, Frank Cornelissen, Emily Brix Towe, and many more.
The zine will debut June 22nd at the Sprudge Studios party in Portland, followed by an LA premiere at Bar Bandini on June 28th. In the coming weeks readers should be on the lookout for the zine at select wine bars and wine shops worldwide. Direct sale and wholesale orders will also be available via the Sprudge Shop later this summer. If you're interested in stocking the zine, feel free to get in touch now for pre-sale inquires.
Thank you so much for reading this website! We hope to see you at an upcoming event, or to cross paths with you at some nice bar soon.