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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Nov 6, 2017

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Rain Dance Vineyards 2016 Lee’s Vineyard Est...

Rain Dance Vineyards 2016 Lee’s Vineyard Estate Chardonnay Inspires a Perfect Food and Wine Pairing

I love to cook.  Spotting me cooking without a glass of wine in-hand is a very rare sighting, and every now and then the wine that I’m savoring will be used as a key ingredient in the meal I’m preparing.  During the hot summer months, my grilled fish or shellfish will inevitably be enhanced by the addition of whatever crisp, dry white wine is in my glass: Albariño,...

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Oct 14, 2017

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Wine Community Rallies To Provide Ai...

Wine Community Rallies To Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Mid-morning, October 9, 2017, my cell phone started dinging with...

Sep 21, 2017

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The Roots of Walla Walla Vintners Gr...

The Roots of Walla Walla Vintners Grow Deeper With New Partnership

As I sat in bumper to bumper traffic in downtown Portland, I suddenly felt...

Aug 8, 2017

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Pair This: Fairsing Chardonnay 2013 ...

Pair This: Fairsing Chardonnay 2013 with Brown Butter Hazelnut & Arugula CousCous

I’ve been a long-time super-fan of Oregon Chardonnay, heralding its...

Jul 22, 2017

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Best Case Scenario: 45th Parallel No...

Best Case Scenario: 45th Parallel North – Idaho Wine Country

Best Case Scenario is exactly what it appears to be: it’s a case...

May 31, 2017

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The Vintages Offers Retro Chic Lodgi...

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...

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...