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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Jan 23, 2015

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In The Glass: Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfande...

In The Glass: Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

Dry Creek Vineyard, located in California’s Dry Creek Valley, makes some seriously delicious Zinfandels.  I’ve been sampling them over the past several vintages, and each time I pull the cork on their Old Vine Zinfandel, I’m absolutely impressed. Much like we had in Oregon, 2012 was a near perfect growing season for Dry Creek Valley.  The winter rains struck the...

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Jan 15, 2015

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In The Glass: Angela Estate Abbott C...

In The Glass: Angela Estate Abbott Claim Pinot Noir 2012

The first time I was introduced to the Angela Estate wines was during a 2012...

Jan 15, 2015

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Sip This: GoDucks Ginger Lemon Lime ...

Sip This: GoDucks Ginger Lemon Lime Drop

Monday night’s National Playoff Championship Game between my home town...

Jan 12, 2015

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In The Glass: Sokol Blosser Dundee H...

In The Glass: Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2009

The last time I visited the idyllic grounds and beautifully streamlined...

Jan 11, 2015

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In The Glass: Durant Vineyards Chard...

In The Glass: Durant Vineyards Chardonnay Raven 2012

Durant Vineyards is located in Oregon’s famed Dundee Hills and is a...

Jan 1, 2015

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Popcorn, Popcorn and More Popcorn. A...

Popcorn, Popcorn and More Popcorn. And Wine.

I’ll admit, I do write and talk a whole lot about popcorn; it’s...

Dec 18, 2014

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15 Outstanding Pacific Northwest Win...

15 Outstanding Pacific Northwest Wines Under $15 Dollars

Once a month, I wake up extra early and head into KPNW’s 1120 AM...

Dec 14, 2014

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#TakeMeToSantorini – Volcan Ko...

#TakeMeToSantorini – Volcan Koutsoyannopoulos Assyrtiko 2013

#TakeMeToSantorini is a hashtag I created after my very first whiff and sip...

Dec 13, 2014

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Best of Oregon: Inn at Red Hills

Best of Oregon: Inn at Red Hills

Located in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country, right on the main...

Dec 8, 2014

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Pair This: Keeler Estate Chardonnay ...

Pair This: Keeler Estate Chardonnay with Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Saturday is my favorite day of the week.  It’s when my husband (Joe)...

Nov 13, 2014

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Best of Oregon: Red Ridge Farms

Best of Oregon: Red Ridge Farms

Red Ridge Farms is located in the heart of Oregon’s breathtaking...