In The Glass
I could write endlessly about Oregon Pinot Noir and never tire from it - life is good in the Willamette Valley, especially when I come across Pinots that are as good as this one.
I realize that Pinot Noir paired with salmon is seriously a no-brainer – the two together are almost...
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...
This week, I have the privilege of reviewing a wine produced by The Eyrie Vineyards - the winery that brought these two grapes to Willamette Valley back in 1965.
As a teenager, I lived in Africa for several years when my Dad was a contracted Civil Engineer in the Mediterranean seaside city of Alexandria, Egypt. Living in a location with easy access to Europe and the rest of the expansive African Continent allowed us to take some very adventurous vacations, my favorite being a two week safari through Kenya.
As I walked around my yard this afternoon (enjoying every sip of the incredible King Estate 2009 Blackjack Pinot Noir), I couldn't help but snap a whole bunch of photos of the Iris that are currently in full bloom.
posted on: May 16, 2013 | author: juliac
As you pull on to Ferry Street in Dayton, Oregon, looking for Seufert Winery in the 3 block core that covers most of Dayton's downtown, don't underestimate the wine that's waiting behind the brick-colored door that leads you into the tasting room, winery and barrel hall - there's a myriad of Pinot Noirs that will undoubtedly swoon your palate.
posted on: May 15, 2013 | author: juliac
My first experience with winemaker Anne Hubatch's Helioterra Wines was of her crisp, fresh and totally focused 2011 Pinot Blanc. I instantly fell in love with the elegant floral and sweet citrus aromas. The mouthfeel was gentle and smooth, and the streamlined minerality was not overpowering, but just perfect. It was different from other Pinot Blancs - feminine, elegant, pure.
posted on: May 12, 2013 | author: juliac
With Grüner Veltliner being one of my favorite white wine varietals, imagine my excitement when I found out that one of the Master Classes I'd be attending during the Snooth People's Voice Wine Awards was with famed award-winning Austrian Sommelier, Aldo Sohm, who would focus solely on different styles of Austrian Grüner Veltliners.
posted on: May 11, 2013 | author: juliac
A few weeks ago, when I was in McMinnville to pop the cork on some Pinot Noir that some other wine writers and I blended last summer, I was lucky enough to get a glimpse into the 2012 vintage Pinot Noirs at R. Stuart & Company.
posted on: May 8, 2013 | author: Sarah Tunnell
This past week, I had the opportunity to take a drive north from my hometown of Eugene, Oregon, to check out the town of McMinnville, which is surrounded by the heart of Oregon wine country. Not only was it a beautiful sunny day to make the drive, but it was exciting to know I'd soon be visiting some of the wineries and tasting rooms located in the town of McMinnville.
posted on: May 7, 2013 | author: juliac
Straight from an incredible lunch at Salinas, where we experienced the wines of Ribera del Duero, our group of wine writers headed back to the bright white basement of New York City's Altman Building, where we had previously started our day sampling the fresh and zesty wines of Brazil. It was time to sample twelve indigenous Italian white wines, starting with wines from northern Italy and working our way down to the southern Italian regions.
posted on: May 6, 2013 | author: juliac
Two families, each with distinctly different heritages, left the steamy beaches of South Florida for the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley where Atticus became a dream come true. All coming from different backgrounds, Irish, Grecian, Asian and Peruvian, the Insley-Orrego Family and the Porter Family combined their passion for wine to create Atticus
posted on: May 4, 2013 | author: Sarah Tunnell
My choice of wine is almost always influenced by the weather and this week was no exception. I found a delicious wine that was not only in my price range but was perfect for this early summer weather. This week I chose the 2010 Pinot Blanc by Artisanal Wine Cellars.
posted on: May 3, 2013 | author: juliac
With a quick turn of the key, I entered and found myself in a dining area with high ceilings and a skylight that offered a beam of natural light. Exposed brick walls, gorgeous bamboo flooring and a larger than life daffodil photo (turned into beautiful art) hung on the wall.
posted on: Apr 29, 2013 | author: juliac
From one wine tasting to the next, our group of wine writers that gathered in New York City last month, for the Snooth People's Voice Wine Awards, were lucky enough to be a part of several wine tasting Master Classes that focused on different wine regions around the world. As it just so commonly happens, wherever there is good wine, there is good food.
posted on: Apr 29, 2013 | author: juliac
While I was sitting outside soaking in the warmth of the sunshine, glass of wine in hand, I was reminded of my favorite color as I stared up at the gorgeous blue sky.
posted on: Apr 28, 2013 | author: juliac
First leading us on a tour of the herb and vegetable gardens, where spinach, arugula, artichokes and fava beans (to name a few) are grown and used for culinary creations, Chris then took us through the restaurant and down the stairs to the wine cellar.