Month: June 2014

Evergreen Wine Cellar is a Friday night hit in my book

  [caption id="attachment_842" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Evergreen Wine Cellar is a well-stocked wine store on Evergreen Blvd located next to Christine's Restaurant[/caption] Evergreen Wine Cellar won the coin toss in our house for […]

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

[caption id="attachment_841" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cozy interior seating at Evergreen Wine Cellar surrounded by fine wines from around the world and old piano covers-a nod to when the space used to […]

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

[caption id="attachment_831" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A partial line up of the wine selection available at DJ's Southern Komfort Kitchen thoughtfully selected to pair with their comfort food-inspired menu[/caption] Before leaving for Europe, […]

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.

[caption id="attachment_576" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The view from Mt Hood Winery in Hood River[/caption] If this weekend is the one you’ve set aside to tour Clark County vineyards, you’ve chosen a great […]

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

[caption id="attachment_816" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Partial Caymus wine tasting line up at Total Wine & More this past weekend[/caption] This past Saturday I attended the Caymus webcast tasting at Total Wine & […]

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

  [caption id="attachment_802" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Salmon wontons, red snapper fish tacos, and hummus platter at Farrar's Bistro[/caption] Farrar’s Bistro, located in the Felida neighborhood of Vancouver has terrific outdoor seating, a thoughtful […]

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

[caption id="attachment_798" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Merlot and barbecued burgers for Father's Day are a sure thing.[/caption] If you are a dad or know a dad, I’d wager you’re barbecuing this weekend. If […]

My Top Six Wine Movies

[caption id="attachment_788" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A smattering of wine movies[/caption] I've been wanting to post a blog about wine movies for months so here goes. Some are obvious, some not so much. Year […]

2011 Argiolas-a good pasta or grilled fish wine

[caption id="attachment_785" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 2011 Argiolas-grapes grown on the Italian island of Sardinia[/caption] I realize that sunshine strikes a cord for Pinot Gris, Chardonnay or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc but, as […]

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