In The Glass
J. Scott Cellars Oregon grown 2012 Zinfandel is strikingly elegant and unlike any other Zinfandel out there.
Some of the best food and wine pairings I have ever come across have been on Valentine’s Day, with a bowl of popcorn and a Brut Rosé.
Hailing from Colorado with a firm belief that making wine is all about the vineyard site, winemaker and geologist Mike Hallock searched for twelve years to locate a site he believed to obtain a combination of the best and highest quality Oregon and Burgundy terroirs.
I began sipping wine when it was actually way more cool to chug down a Mickey’s wide mouth grenade, but I...
As a huge fan and advocate of Oregon Chardonnay, I'm really looking forward to attending the Third Annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium - March 8 at Stoller Family Estate
This picture was the perfect shot to unearth while searching for photos to go along with some interview questions I was answering for my good friend, Michele Francisco, of winerabble.com.
The first of twelve Oregon Rieslings in the second case of Best Case Scenario wines: Argyle 2011 Riesling.
posted on: Dec 29, 2013 | author: juliac
2013 has been an incredible year for me, and I'm so blessed to have been able to travel the world and taste many different varietals and styles of wine and sparkling wine. I kept a record of my absolute favorites so I could compile a list come time to ring in 2014, so here are my favorite sparkling wines of 2013.
posted on: Dec 21, 2013 | author: juliac
As a wine enthusiast, I'm repeatedly drawn to explore the world of craft beers; especially, the rare beers of the world that are hard to find and sometimes aged in wine and whiskey barrels. I also love to explore the world of gourmet cheeses. Monthlyclubs,com covers both to perfection.
posted on: Dec 16, 2013 | author: juliac
For the Wines of Lodi, California (LoCA) virtual tasting, we focused on and sampled five different winter-warming reds including three Zinfandels (Lodi is dubbed as the Zinfandel Capital of the World), a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Cabernet blend.
posted on: Dec 9, 2013 | author: juliac
When I try wine that is as outstanding as the Elyse Winery 2009 Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel and 2008 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, a road trip to my neighboring state of California becomes high priority - Napa Valley is calling my name, and a visit to Elyse Winery is at the top of my list.
posted on: Dec 4, 2013 | author: juliac
The Oregon Wine Symposium offers two days of learning about operations from the vineyard to the wine list.
posted on: Dec 4, 2013 | author: juliac
Baby it's cold outside! This photo essay of the gorgeous Horse Heaven Hills AVA exudes warmth.
posted on: Nov 29, 2013 | author: juliac
Thankful for the over-sized bush of aromatic, year-round Rosemary in my back yard, I was able to give a naturally rustic look to my Thanksgiving dining room table, where everyone enjoyed Gratitude, a 2011 Pinot Noir.
posted on: Nov 19, 2013 | author: juliac
Operated by three women, Mary Olson (owner), Elizabeth Clark (winemaker) and Sue Shay (Marketing and Sales Director), Airlie is a boutique winery with thirty acres of grapes tucked into the Coastal Mountain Range at the west end of the Willamette Valley.
posted on: Nov 18, 2013 | author: Cindy Bailey-Asay
The holiday spirit is coming to Oregon Wine Country in a new way this year. The Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association (DHWA) members are banding together for a special month-long Deck the Hills holiday celebration beginning with the annual Thanksgiving weekend tastings and continuing to Christmas.
posted on: Nov 10, 2013 | author: juliac
Located in the North Willamette Valley near the foothills of Oregon’s breathtaking Coastal Range, Montinore Estate is comprised of 240 acres of contiguous vineyards that are Demeter Certified Biodynamic and Stellar Certified Organic
posted on: Nov 3, 2013 | author: juliac
I'm nearing the end of my first case of Best Case Scenario Oregon Pinot Noirs. With a great theme, From Blockbuster to Beauty: The Evolving Style of Oregon Pinot Noir, I've sampled and learned about how twelve different Oregon wineries have evolved through the years with their winemaking styles used for producing some of Oregon's finest wines.
posted on: Oct 23, 2013 | author: juliac
Organizations like ¡Salud! make me proud to be a part of the great state of Oregon and our thriving wine industry.