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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May 31, 2017

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The Vintages Offers Retro Chic Lodging in the Hear...

The Vintages Offers Retro Chic Lodging in the Heart of Oregon Wine Country | Part I: Couples

A Couple’s Retreat: Twice now, I’ve stayed at the ultimate in Oregon wine country lodging: The Vintages.  Located on the valley floor at the foot of the Willamette Valley’s famous Dundee Hills AVA, The Vintages offers truly unique lodging in select refurbished 1940s and 1950s retro- trailers.  From the moment The Vintages neon sign is spotted, jetting up from the...

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Mar 19, 2017

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SavorNW Wine Awards: Wine Judges Dis...

SavorNW Wine Awards: Wine Judges Discover the Best Wine of the Northwest in Beautiful Cannon Beach

SavorNW Wine Awards is one of the largest wine competitions that focuses on...

Feb 21, 2017

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Cuvée Stroll at The Allison Inn ...

Cuvée Stroll at The Allison Inn & Spa: Taste-Test the Region’s Absolute Best

Last February, while unconditionally relishing in every step and sip of a...

Jan 31, 2017

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Looking for that Perfect Wine? Come ...

Looking for that Perfect Wine? Come See Me at 16 Tons Taphouse

In 2011, when I was the wine content creator and editor of a hyper-local news...

Dec 31, 2016

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12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir –...

12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir – Day 3: A to Z Wineworks

On the home page of the A to Z Wineworks website, I’m instantly drawn...

Dec 16, 2016

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12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir –...

12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir – Day 2: Anne Amie

Day two of my “12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir” project, and I must...

Dec 15, 2016

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12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir –...

12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir – Day 1: Adelsheim (and the Day of the Ice Storm)

It’s day one of sampling twelve affordable, accessible Oregon Pinot...

Dec 13, 2016

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12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir: Afford...

12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir: Affordable, Accessible, Ambrosial

Beginning December 14 and continuing for the following 12 days, I’ll be...

Dec 12, 2016

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TRIbella: Sleek and Chic Aerator Del...

TRIbella: Sleek and Chic Aerator Delivers a Pretty Pour That’s Simply Perfect

An aerator is a device that decants a wine instantaneously, giving the wine...

Aug 13, 2016

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Cuisine Capital of the Wild West: Wa...

Cuisine Capital of the Wild West: Walla Walla

I have visited one of Washington state’s eastern-most cities, Walla...

Feb 2, 2016

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February is for Foodies: Walla Walla...

February is for Foodies: Walla Walla’s Annual Month Long Culinary Celebration

Last June, I attended Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine: The World of Merlot,...