Three simple salmon recipes worthy of the kitchen table

[caption id="attachment_3200" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Smoked paprika grilled salmon paired with a 2011 Tarì Irpinio Aglianico is unconventional but an admirable Northwest twist. Viki Eierdam[/caption] In 2016 an unfortunate statistic was reported; […]

N. Mississippi restaurant features Italian-inspired wine dinner

QUAINTRELLE HOSTS WINEMAKER DINNER WITH DARRYL JOANNIDES OF VIOLA WINE CELLARS Four-course family-style dinner with wine pairings, $75 February 14, 2017 – Portland, OR – Quaintrelle will host a February winemaker dinner on […]

Clark College hosts Food Summit this Friday

A daylong discussion about the region’s food ecosystem and the college’s role in its future  VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark College will be hosting “Growing Our Future” on Friday, February 10, to […]

Start mulling scent, flavors of the holidays

[caption id="attachment_2965" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A Montaña 2012 Crianza procured from Battle Ground’s Emanar Cellars proved a perfect choice for my first mulled wine of the season. Viki Eierdam[/caption] If you haven’t […]

Chili paired with wine is oh so fine

[caption id="attachment_2959" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cozy up to the fire with this Chicken Chili with Jalapeños, some cornbread and an off-dry riesling like Brooks Sweet P Riesling, Pomeroy Cellars 2014 Riesling […]

Charlies Bodega a slice of the Iberian peninsula in Clark County

[caption id="attachment_1401" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The extensive wine list at Charlies Bodega includes a dozen wines by the glass and dozens more by the bottle rounded out by a small selection […]

Monthly wine review complete with recipes and a sparkling for holiday parties

[caption id="attachment_1156" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sparkling wines are often suggested as an aperitif in light of how well they go with party fare. This Crémant D’Alsace is perfect for holiday gatherings.[/caption] 2013 […]

Pairing Italian food with wine

[caption id="attachment_1046" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Assistant manager, Lindsey Morris and owner of Pasta GiGi's, Kathy Aikens, raise a glass to out-of-the-box wine pairings with traditional Italian dishes[/caption] With Italian food the red […]

Location, location, location…East Fork Cellars nailed it.

[caption id="attachment_920" align="aligncenter" width="300"] East Fork Cellars took up residence inside the circa 1867 historic Slocum House in August 2013[/caption] This past Saturday night we spent a relaxed summer evening listening […]

Pinot Grigio, Crespelle and Cannoli on the veranda

[caption id="attachment_904" align="aligncenter" width="225"] A bottle of Ruffino Pinot Grigio fit the evening. Light, crisp, slightly citrusy and a little floral.[/caption] The other night our dining experience had my husband and […]

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