Aug 4, 2014

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Hello Again World!

Hello Again World!

From partnership to sole proprietorship, welcome to the all new WineJulia.com, appropriately renamed TheRealWineJulia.com! The original “Hello World!” was published in early February, 2012, and just 6 months after my first post I was awarded the Best New Wine Blog of 2012 by the prestigious Wine Blog Awards.  Not too long after, one of my articles garnered attention...

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Sep 13, 2014

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Zalto Brings Life Full Circle

Zalto Brings Life Full Circle

It’s funny how life can come full circle.  The Local Lunch Gals (our trio of restaurant reviewers consisting of two high school friends and I) went to check out one of Eugene’s new and much raved about restaurants, Soubise.  It was a special Local Lunch Gals outing.  We were not only there to experience the atmosphere, wines and foods, but we were there to be featured on the Rick...

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Sep 1, 2014

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Pair This: LaVelle Vineyards Willame...

Pair This: LaVelle Vineyards Willamette Valley 2013 Pinot Gris and a 1956 Austin-Healey

LaVelle Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard located...

Aug 24, 2014

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Oregon Olive Mill’s Quest for ...

Oregon Olive Mill’s Quest for Cool Climate EVOO Culture

Oregon is an amazing state, and I’m continuously marveled by what surrounds...

Aug 21, 2014

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“Good Things Are About To Happ...

“Good Things Are About To Happen” – Knudsen Revives Their Name in Winemaking

Feeling a special connection and tie to their family’s Dundee Hills...

Aug 17, 2014

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1/2 Day Vacation: Je t’aime, V...

1/2 Day Vacation: Je t’aime, Vouvray! Loving the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley holds a special place in my heart.  Back in 1999, my sister...

Aug 16, 2014

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In The Glass: A New Kind of Red in M...

In The Glass: A New Kind of Red in My Glass – Anthem Cherry Cider

Every once in a while , a wine gal just has to have a cider, especially when...

Aug 6, 2014

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Mercer Estates Tasting and Lunch at ...

Mercer Estates Tasting and Lunch at Portland’s Andina

Just say the word, Andina, and my heart starts to race.  Andina is a Peruvian...

Jun 16, 2014

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Pair This: Sequoia Grove 2012 Chardo...

Pair This: Sequoia Grove 2012 Chardonnay with Frantoio Toasted Pine Nut Hummus

I absolutely love it when food and wine marries in perfect harmony, and this...

Jun 10, 2014

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Tales From a Tent: Vineyard Camping

Tales From a Tent: Vineyard Camping

For years, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to set up camp in...

Jun 7, 2014

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Outdoor Enthusiasts: Meet Juniper Ri...

Outdoor Enthusiasts: Meet Juniper Ridge

Just take in these three words for a moment: Wilderness Fragrance Distillery....