Month: January 2015

Wine travels: The Route des Vins d’Alsace

[caption id="attachment_1342" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Vineyards stand as sentries over the picturesque hamlet of Katzenthal along the Alsatian wine route in north-eastern France. Courtesy of Viki Eierdam.[/caption] Ahead of drinking wine on […]

Wine low down for Jan 29th and beyond

[caption id="attachment_983" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pomeroy Cellars offers $4.75 glass pours every Thursday from 5-9 pm along with a dinner-for-purchase option[/caption] Weekend highlights: Tonight - Cellar 55, Koi Pond Cellars, Pomeroy Cellars, Rusty […]

Vinotopia is a veritable playground for wine lovers

[caption id="attachment_1361" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Using the Enomatic system Vinotopia is able to keep world-class wines for an extended period of time without altering the exquisite flavors and aromas that each […]

Wine Review: A Trio of Merlot

[caption id="attachment_1326" align="aligncenter" width="225"] A side-by-side comparison of a value-priced wine and a more premium bottle is an excellent way to appreciate the striking differences in price points.[/caption] Wines vary across […]

Drink This! Vancouver and much more for Jan 23, 2015 weekend

[caption id="attachment_1069" align="aligncenter" width="168"] Niche-A wine bar is again one of the hosts for the Sat, Jan 23rd Drink This! Vancouver event.[/caption]   Weekend highlights: Drink This! Vancouver - Fri, Jan 24 is the […]

Gran Reserva heats up winter camping

[caption id="attachment_1319" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Enjoying a few dry, warm days along the Long Beach peninsula last week[/caption] Sitting around a smoky campfire with Cape Disappointment State Park nearly all to ourselves […]

Meet the wine pro; Blending wine with history

[caption id="attachment_1290" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pam Robertson, owner of Evergreen Wine Cellar, fell in love with wine years ago after traveling through California and Italy.[/caption] In a storefront that dates back to […]

Weekend wine wrap-up for Jan 16, 2015

[caption id="attachment_1304" align="aligncenter" width="197"] Krista Smark, co-owner of Krystal’s Champagne Lounge in Camas, is hosting a reservation-only Champagne 101 event this Saturday, Jan 17th.[/caption] This weekend: Emanar Cellars —Thursday, January 15th is […]

Gallagher is supreme hostess at C’est la vie’s Friday Night Social Hour

[caption id="attachment_1284" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A well-appointed cheese plate paired with a Provence (sparkling and lavender) at C'est la vie's first Friday Night Social Hour[/caption] When I found out that Keri Gallagher, owner of […]

Trending Now: Wine Festivals for 2015

  [caption id="attachment_1264" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Many wine festivals have educational opportunities including The Food Network's 14th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.[/caption] What’s better than wine […]

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