Willamette Valley

Current Stoller chardonnay releases show restraint and complexity

Chardonnay…say the word and, like this years’ election, most folks have a strong opinion. “I don’t like chardonnay,” is typically the reaction. No matter how many times wine writers espouse […]

Tour DeVine offering aerial perspective of Willamette Valley

Has the congestion of 99W taken some of the fun out of Willamette Valley winetasting? You’ve toured the wineries by limousine enough times that it no longer feels special? Enjoyed […]

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 […]

The birthplace of Pinot Noir in Oregon may not be where you think

The Willamette Valley is such a lauded wine region in Oregon that it can sometimes be difficult to look past it to other stellar areas like the Umpqua Valley in […]

White wine continues to beat the heat and pair well with garden-fresh kale

When feeling hot, hot, hot what’s a girl to do but keep choosing white wine. 2013 Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc and 2012 Firesteed Oregon Pinot Gris have been two recent […]

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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