Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley vineyard returns to winemaking

  Knudsen Vineyards is a well-known name in the Willamette Valley with a history that dates back to its first plantings of pinot noir in 1972. Back then it was the […]

Domaine Divio: Authentic Burgundy comes to Ribbon Ridge

Back in 2008 I had the pleasure of spending a few days in the Jura region of France and the quaint town of Arbois captivated me with the postcard perfect […]

An education on ancient grapes in the Willamette Valley

I tend to go against the grain. Growing up, when my family went to pizza, I ate spaghetti. At the Chinese restaurant, I ordered pineapple and cottage cheese salad. When […]

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

  English Estate Winery is the oldest vineyard in the Vancouver area. Wine grapes at this vineyard were first planted in the 1980’s by Carl D. English who had the foresight […]

Unconditional Battle Creek Cellars’ 2011 Pinot Noir

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 is a domestic and import beverage company. […]

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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