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What Was the Oregon Wine Scene Like in 1880?

Contrary to popular belief, the Oregon wine scene was fashionable over 126 years ago. (more…)

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Considering Colorado Wine, Sutcliffe is a Standout

Back in April, I was invited to Colorado to familiarize myself with some of the players in the Colorado wine industry. After our group arrived in Denver, we boarded the governor’s King Air Turbo and were flown to Cortez, Colorado. (more…)

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Get Ready for the Colorado Craft Cider Movement

Get Ready for the Colorado Craft Cider Movement Are you aware of the Colorado Craft Cider movement going on in Colorado?  You should really check it out because these dry craft ciders are better than you can imagine. If you already live in Colorado and you are not drinking the local hard cider, you are […]

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Domaine Schoenheitz is Alsace at its Best

Domaine Schoenheitz One of the fantastic things about living in Portland, especially for wine lovers are all the excellent choices we have for wines. Not just the ones produced here, also the thousands of other choices we have on our retailer’s shelves from all over the world.  (more…)

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I Was Really Hoping Matt Kramer Would Be Right

The World of Syrah is taking place June 19-21 in Walla Walla, Washington. With over sixty wineries putting their best Syrah foot forward it might be a good time to find out what the hell the hubbub is all about. Is Washington, specifically Walla Walla Syrah all that? You bet your ass it is! The […]

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Never Judge a Book by Its Cover

Jacobs Creek If there is one thing that wine trips have taught me over the years, it is not to judge a book by its cover. Wine is an ongoing personal voyage and no matter how much you think you know, every venture will pleasantly surprise you with new grapes, styles, producers and regions. After […]

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