Month: February 2014

2011 Gascon Malbec is a food-pairing pleaser

While Malbec is not a varietal that originates in Argentina, it is this country that has done a wonderful job of bringing the grape into its own where France has […]

Rusty Grape Vineyard’s Recession Red

I am a huge fan of Rusty Grape Vineyards. We stopped in for the first time about a month after they opened and, though we don’t go up as often […]

Is dependency the new definition of success?

Okay, weights have been lifted, dogs are walked and toweled off (in this weather, it took awhile) and I need to write. I haven’t posted for days. Our new morning walk […]

Applauding Walla Walla’s go-to tasting rooms

Walla Walla has no shortage of tasting rooms but the options are greatly reduced mid week. Never fear, there are still several wineries to be applauded for their commitment to […]

The Portland Jazz Scene mourns the passing of Dick Berk

  Dick Berk passed away Saturday, Feb 8. He was 74 years old. Berk was an internationally recognized jazz drummer who those of us in the area were blessed to be […]

Wineries of Hood River

Last June my husband and I spent a very full day winetasting in Hood River. We couldn’t have ordered better weather in the Gorge though, if we were windsurfers, we might've […]

New table top quilt

My mom is one of the most talented people when it comes to putting colors and patterns together. She has also endured my changing philosophy over the years. When I was […]

Have you ever been to Chopsticks?

Have you ever been to Chopsticks? I’ve lived in Clark County my entire life. That is, I will admit, over 4 decades. So, I’ve been driving a lot of the […]

The Paradox of Choice

As many of you know, my husband and I are attending a Voluntary Simplicity group at the Battle Ground library. It’s a five week program. Last night was session two. […]

Unconditional Battle Creek Cellars’ 2011 Pinot Noir

We met the new Vehrs, Inc. account executive for the Vancouver area last Friday night at Battle Ground Produce’s free wine tasting event. Vehrs is a domestic and import beverage company. […]

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