Month: June 2014

Evergreen Wine Cellar is a Friday night hit in my book

  Evergreen Wine Cellar won the coin toss in our house for what to do on Friday night and we chose well. The owner, Pam Robertson, had a line up of eight […]

Evergreen Wine Cellar’s Italian tasting tonight, Latte da’s wine bar reopening and the Oregon Historical Society’s wine exhibit.

Tonight Evergreen Wine Cellar is hosting a tasting of 8 Italian wines paired with wine-appropriate small bites of olives, spaghetti, blue cheese and chocolate. The event is from 5-8 p.m. […]

Petit Syrah and BBQ pork anyone? Head to DJ’s Southern Komfort Kitchen.

Before leaving for Europe, we went out to DJ's Southern Komfort Kitchen in Ridgefield thinking it was still The Metro Wine Bar. Lo and behold the owner, Dee Metro, has […]

Check out Pasta GiGi’s new location-the dream of owner, Kathy Aikens.

In conjunction with the Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market’s season opening, fans of Pasta GiGi’s were finally able to enjoy the unveiling of their new location in the round of […]

2nd Annual Craft Winefest or a tour of Hood River wineries? It’s a winning weekend either way.

If this weekend is the one you’ve set aside to tour Clark County vineyards, you’ve chosen a great one weather-wise (forecasted 78 degrees today and 83 tomorrow) but you might […]

From Caymus to Mer Soleil, the Wagner family of wines is carrying out a legacy

This past Saturday I attended the Caymus webcast tasting at Total Wine & More. For anyone else who attended, was it not an event chock-full of fantastic wines? The Wagner family […]

Farrar’s Bistro has a nice wine list, great outdoor seating and friendly service

  Farrar’s Bistro, located in the Felida neighborhood of Vancouver has terrific outdoor seating, a thoughtful wine list and an enticing happy hour on their deck from 3:30-5:30 p.m. On a […]

A great all-around varietal for Dad’s barbecuing, update on Village Vineyard and Looking Ahead

If you are a dad or know a dad, I’d wager you’re barbecuing this weekend. If you’re one of those men who will forgo beer in favor of wine, allow […]

My Top Six Wine Movies

I've been wanting to post a blog about wine movies for months so here goes. Some are obvious, some not so much. Year of the Comet: This 1992 movie is the […]

2011 Argiolas-a good pasta or grilled fish wine

I realize that sunshine strikes a cord for Pinot Gris, Chardonnay or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc but, as I’m typing, there’s a breeze in the air and I could lean […]

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