Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley vineyard returns to winemaking

  [caption id="attachment_2440" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Knudsen Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir greets with romancing notes of violet and rose petal. Viki Eierdam[/caption] Knudsen Vineyards is a well-known name in the Willamette Valley with […]

Domaine Divio: Authentic Burgundy comes to Ribbon Ridge

[caption id="attachment_2417" align="aligncenter" width="470"] At Domaine Divio in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, guests can step right up to the apothecary bar and confidently find at least one offering for every […]

An education on ancient grapes in the Willamette Valley

[caption id="attachment_1019" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The dual tasting room of Fox Farm Vineyards and Purple Cow Vineyards in downtown Newberg, OR.[/caption] I tend to go against the grain. Growing up, when my […]

English Estate Winery’s a great place to gather on a Monday night

  [caption id="attachment_711" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Loafing Shed at English Estate Winery[/caption] English Estate Winery is the oldest vineyard in the Vancouver area. Wine grapes at this vineyard were first planted in […]

Unconditional Battle Creek Cellars’ 2011 Pinot Noir

[caption id="attachment_553" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Unconditional 2011 Pinot Noir[/caption] 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 […]

Smoked Salmon Navy Bean Soup

The weather has cooled slightly. While I’m looking forward to the sun coming back, I try to consider the positives of what is a typical June in the Northwest. I […]

The Saga of Syrah continues…

I’ve been on this Syrah pairing kick for a couple of days. This will be my last entry for a while…I think. Maybe it’s because I like so many of the […]

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