In The Glass
Located in McMinnville, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, the 2011 Elizabeth Chambers Cellar Winemaker's Cuvée Pinot Noir was among this boutique winery's first wines to be released on a national basis.
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...
You read that correctly, folks: Cool Climate Extra Virgin Olive Oil Conference. Taking place at the only estate olioteca in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon Olive Mill, this exclusive conference will be held over the course of a weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27.
If Malbec World Day isn't yet on the schedule for wine lovers out there, pick up that smart phone or pen and mark the calendar now. On April 17, beginning at 6 pm PST, a special Thursday #WineChat on Twitter will be completely focused on Argentina's famed varietal: Malbec.
"I've had my eye on Oregon for a long time. I'm a big fan of Pinot Noir and the Dundee, Oregon region produces some of the best. The Four Graces' incredible Estate grown wines are an exciting addition to the Foley Family of Wines."
posted on: Mar 30, 2014 | author: juliac
Cannon Beach, Oregon, is an inviting, quaint, picture perfect town. While there filling in a position as a wine judge for the Savor NW Wine Awards, I took some photos I thought were worth sharing.
posted on: Mar 22, 2014 | author: juliac
Using the International Riesling Foundation scale provided on the back label of over 26 million Riesling bottles, the arrow that relays the sugar to acid ratio of the wine is pretty close to the very end of the dry portion of the scale - allowing me instant knowledge that the Brooks Ara Riesling is going to be pretty close to bone dry - my favorite kind of Riesling.
posted on: Mar 20, 2014 | author: juliac
For most Oregonian's, heading to the Coast does not require a lot of packing. The only "must haves" for a few days of tidepooling and sunset watching in Oregon include a hoodie, a beach blanket, a bottle of wine and the family dog.
posted on: Feb 7, 2014 | author: juliac
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
posted on: Feb 5, 2014 | author: juliac
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.
posted on: Jan 20, 2014 | author: juliac
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.