In The Glass
Of the three Ferrari sparkling wines I tried last year, my favorite was the fresh, elegant, complex and perfectly balanced 2004 Perlé Metodo Classico. This year, I had the pleasure of sampling the 2006 vintage Perlé Metodo Classico, and once again, I was captivated by the Perlé's elegance and complexity.
I now have another South African beauty of a wine to add to my ever-growing list: Rib Shack Red - and this masculine wine pairs perfectly with a masculine guy.
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...
The Oregon Wine Industry Symposium (OWIS) offers two days of learning about operations from the vineyard to the wine list.
Baby it's cold outside! This photo essay of the gorgeous Horse Heaven Hills AVA exudes warmth.
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.
posted on: Oct 17, 2013 | author: juliac
Reservations I had on Pinotage were instantly removed when I popped the cork on Silkbush Mountain Vineyards Lion's Drift 2009 Pinotage.
posted on: Oct 15, 2013 | author: juliac
International Wine of the Month Club is a family owned business that's been selecting wines for their customers from boutique vineyards around the world since 1994 - a worthy gift for wine enthusiasts.
posted on: Oct 11, 2013 | author: juliac
The lovely folks at Stoller Family Estate hosted us for a two night stay in their beautiful Cottage at the Pond.
posted on: Oct 8, 2013 | author: juliac
Red Ridge Farms is an olive grove, an olive mill, a lavender farm, a vineyard, a winery, a tasting room, an events center and an inn, with both a guest suite and a cottage for accommodations - there's nothing quite like it in Oregon.
posted on: Oct 8, 2013 | author: juliac
A photo essay of the ambrosial foods and drinks we experienced for Eugene's first-ever Battledish event.
posted on: Oct 7, 2013 | author: Cindy Bailey-Asay
Award winning winemaker, Mark Jurasevich, of Noble Estate, has brought a new wine tasting room to Yachats, located just off Highway 101 at the 504 Highway. .
posted on: Oct 2, 2013 | author: juliac
I recently had the opportunity to join in on a fun and interesting virtual tasting of California's Murrieta's Well wines with fourth generation winegrower and co-owner of Murrieta's Well, Philip Wente; along with, Executive Chef Matt Greco of the award-winning Restaurant at Wente Vineyards.