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 12, 2015

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In The Glass: Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noi...

In The Glass: Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2009

The last time I visited the idyllic grounds and beautifully streamlined tasting room of Oregon pioneering winery Sokol Blosser, I was set amid tent after tent of famed local chefs working side by side with local farmers to present the bounties of Yamhill County for the popular event that benefits Susan Sokol Blosser’s Yamhill Enrichment Society, named – you guessed it...

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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...

Nov 6, 2014

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Best of Oregon: Republic of Jam

Best of Oregon: Republic of Jam

One of my favorite things about being an Oregon-centric writer of wine (and...

Oct 11, 2014

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Captivated by Riedel Veritas: New Wo...

Captivated by Riedel Veritas: New World Pinot Noir Perfection

When in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, home to America’s complex,...

Oct 4, 2014

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My 1/2 Day Vacation: Alto Adige via ...

My 1/2 Day Vacation: Alto Adige via Elena Walch

For many reasons (one of them being the incredible value versus quality), my...