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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Aug 17, 2014

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1/2 Day Vacation: Je t’aime, Vouvray! Loving...

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 and I traveled by train from Amsterdam to Brugge, from Brugge to Paris, and then from Paris to the beautiful Loire Valley via Angers, France.  Spending several days in each location, our last few days were spent on an adventurous rental car drive through the Loire, where our destination was a stunning...

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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....

Jun 5, 2014

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The History, Ecosystem, Vineyard, So...

The History, Ecosystem, Vineyard, Soils and Wines of Keeler Estate Vineyard

In continuation of my ever-popular weekly column on Eugene Daily News, Wine...

May 27, 2014

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Pair This: Cornerstone Cellars 2011 ...

Pair This: Cornerstone Cellars 2011 Chardonnay and Spiced Popcorn

If you’re an avid reader of my website, you’ll know by now that...

May 6, 2014

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Great Content Abounds for Wine Julia...

Great Content Abounds for Wine Julia in 2014

We’re into the fifth month of the year, but 2014 seems, for me, like...

Apr 1, 2014

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In The Glass: Elizabeth Chambers Cel...

In The Glass: Elizabeth Chambers Cellar Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir 2011

In the world of wine writing, I’ve been watching my colleagues over the...