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.
There are some excellent opportunities coming up for wine enthusiasts to experience the diverse terroir, excellent wines and friendly people of Oregon's Umpqua Valley wine region.
As I sat white knuckled on the plane and drank way too much of a wine that was grossly unidentifiable, I thought (quite often) of my wine writing colleagues who I knew were most certainly enjoying every sip of their Kramer Vineyards 2010 Brut.
I have been a fan of Remy Wines for a while now and am fortunate enough to have found a bottle under $20 that I could share with you all. Like I've said in the past, I love a good red blend. It's not about the 'darker the better' for me necessarily, I just want a blend that can bring out the best in each grape chosen.
Being an Oregonian whose heart belongs to Oregon wine, this was the event of events for me - it was the one I was most looking forward to. With a true affinity and passion for the wines produced in Oregon, I was excited and proud to have the wines of my home state presented to and tasted by some of the top wine writers in the U.S. - I had no doubt I'd soon be reading comments in their blogs like those previously pointed out.
posted on: Apr 13, 2013 | author: juliac
"Willamette Valley Vineyards is having a big to do for Valentine's day, and they invited me to come along but I will be in Napa Valley that week. Want to take my place?"
posted on: Apr 11, 2013 | author: juliac
Have you ever heard of the island of Sylt? Until a marketing company in Miami sent me a box of beautifully packaged Syltbar goodies, I had never heard of it. Sylt is an island located off the coast of Germany, near Denmark, that has 25 miles of what some consider to be the finest sandy beaches in the world.
posted on: Apr 11, 2013 | author: juliac
While I was in New York City attending the Grand Tasting for the inaugural Snooth People’s Voice Wine Awards, I ran into a wine writing...
posted on: Apr 10, 2013 | author: Sarah Tunnell
Picking out a wine during the spring season here in the Willamette Valley is always tough. One day it will rain for 12 hours straight, and the next it will be sixty degrees with sunshine. The wine I have picked out for this week I actually purchased a few months ago from Anne Amie Vineyards, which would be perfect for a warm sunny day.
posted on: Apr 6, 2013 | author: juliac
After briefly looking over the list of wines that were poured into the twelve glasses in front of me, I realized I was about to taste some seriously high-caliber wines. Ranging in vintages from 2007 to 1978, with prices from $52 dollars a bottle to $500 dollars a bottle, our weekend of wine tasting was most certainly beginning with a bang - a bang of big, bold Italian Barbera di Astis and Barolos.
posted on: Apr 5, 2013 | author: juliac
I love it when I wake up in the morning and find a message in my inbox like this one: “I’m happy to announce that in conjunction with the...
posted on: Apr 5, 2013 | author: Cindy Bailey-Asay
There's nothing quite like summer concerts at the wineries - check out MarshAnne Landing’s 2013 Music Season!
posted on: Apr 4, 2013 | author: juliac
Together with Snooth, our group of wine and food bloggers certainly create a powerful social media voice in the world of wine.
posted on: Apr 2, 2013 | author: Sarah Tunnell
During my usual stroll through the wine section, I spotted a wine that looked quite interesting: Cuckoo's Nest Cellars Two Birds blend.
posted on: Apr 1, 2013 | author: juliac
One of my favorite meals on a rainy day is macaroni and cheese - not the kind that comes out of a box. I love experimenting with gourmet cheeses and different types of pastas and meats. From lobster to beef and sandwiches to muffins, it's all good with macaroni and cheese.
posted on: Mar 28, 2013 | author: Cindy Bailey-Asay
On March 12th, Abacela was named the “2013 Oregon Winery of the Year” by Wine Press Northwest.