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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Oct 2, 2014

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Rick Dancer, Me and RDTV: Being on TV is Fun

Rick Dancer, Me and RDTV: Being on TV is Fun

In my hometown of Eugene, Oregon, TV personality Rick Dancer is certainly a local celebrity.  When Rick and I meet at various public locations to discuss upcoming shows we’ll be shooting together, or wine-related topics we’ll be covering in different locations around Eugene, there’s always a passer-by that can’t pass by without stopping and shaking...

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Sep 19, 2014

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The Local Lunch Gals – Living ...

The Local Lunch Gals – Living and Loving Life!

The Local Lunch Gals have a new home on The Real Wine Julia, and our...

Sep 18, 2014

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End Summer with a Crisp Kiss of Blis...

End Summer with a Crisp Kiss of Bliss: Crowley Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc 2013

Coastal Camping, Breathtaking Sunsets, Grilled Oysters and Crowley Wines 2013...

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...

Sep 13, 2014

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Sparkling Wine in a Flute? Not for M...

Sparkling Wine in a Flute? Not for Me.

When someone gives you a look that clearly indicates dissatisfaction,...

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...