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In The Glass

In The Glass: Elizabeth C...

In The Glass: Elizabeth Chambers Cellar Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir 2011

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.

Pair This

Valentine’s Day Per...

Valentine’s Day Perfection: Brut Rosé and Popcorn for Two

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.

Drink Now

Drink Now: Carabella Mage...

Drink Now: Carabella Magenté Pinot Noir Rosé 2012 and Dijon 76 Chardonnay 2010

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.

Hello World!

I began sipping wine when it was actually way more cool to chug down a Mickey’s wide mouth grenade, but I...

Hello World!
posted on: Jan 29, 2012 | author: juliac

First Annual Pacific Northwest Cool C...

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.

First Annual Pacific Northwest Cool Climate Extra Virgin Olive Oil Conference
posted on: Apr 12, 2014 | author: juliac

Malbec World Day 2014 #WineChat

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.

Malbec World Day 2014 #WineChat
posted on: Apr 11, 2014 | author: juliac

California Based Foley Family Wines P...

"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."

California Based Foley Family Wines Purchases Oregon’s The Four Graces
posted on: Mar 31, 2014 | author: juliac
3 Days in Cannon Beach: A Photo Essay

3 Days in Cannon Beach: A Photo Essay

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.

Best Case Scenario: Brooks Ara Riesling 2010

Best Case Scenario: Brooks Ara Riesling 2010

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.

Heading to Cannon Beach? Don’t Forget Fido, But Do Forget the Wine – The Wine Shack Has You, and Fido, Covered

Heading to Cannon Beach? Don’t Forget F...

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.

Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

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

An Interview with Michele Francisco for Examiner.com: Why Wine?

An Interview with Michele Francisco for Exami...

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.

Best Case Scenario: Argyle 2011 Riesling

Best Case Scenario: Argyle 2011 Riesling

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.

Sparkling Wine: Ring in the New Year With the Best of 2013

Sparkling Wine: Ring in the New Year With the...

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.

Monthly Clubs Done Right: monthlyclubs.com

Monthly Clubs Done Right: monthlyclubs.com

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.

Virtual Tasting with LoCA: The Wines of Lodi, California

Virtual Tasting with LoCA: The Wines of Lodi,...

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.

My 1/2 Day Vacation: Napa Valley via Elyse Winery

My 1/2 Day Vacation: Napa Valley via Elyse Wi...

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.

2014 Oregon Wine Symposium Feb. 25-26

2014 Oregon Wine Symposium Feb. 25-26

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.

Horse Heaven Hills: A Photo Essay to Warm You Up

Horse Heaven Hills: A Photo Essay to Warm You...

posted on: Dec 4, 2013 | author: juliac

Baby it's cold outside! This photo essay of the gorgeous Horse Heaven Hills AVA exudes warmth.

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