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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Dec 16, 2016

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12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir – Day 2: Anne A...

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

Day two of my “12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir” project, and I must admit, I’m feeling rather spoiled as I sit in front of my warm and cozy fireplace, slowly sipping Anne Amie’s 2014 Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir.  The mouthfeel is opulent and each sip is smooth and utterly enjoyable.  A slow sip is key with this super complex Pinot Noir, each...

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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,...

Jan 27, 2016

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Angela Estate Winery Unites a Natura...

Angela Estate Winery Unites a Natural Fit with TRG-Aston Martin Racing as its Largest National Sponsor For Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

A natural fit of expertise, pedigree and prestige united when small Oregon...

Jan 8, 2016

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Farewell to the Wittiest of Wine Wri...

Farewell to the Wittiest of Wine Writers. I Will Miss You, Ben Carter.

I’ve never known anyone quite as witty or full of clever remarks as Ben...

Dec 14, 2015

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All I Want for Christmas: A Continua...

All I Want for Christmas: A Continuation of Snooth’s “Special Occasion Wines Worth the Price”

One of my favorite things about working with Snooth.com is getting to write...

Nov 12, 2015

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Oregon Wine Country Lodging: Uniquel...

Oregon Wine Country Lodging: Uniquely Unforgettable Inns That Will Charm You to the Core

Since the day I launched this website, where my passion for Oregon wine found...

Oct 27, 2015

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Pair This: Butternut Squash Ravioli ...

Pair This: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Cream Sauce and Willamette Valley Vineyards Vintage 40 Chardonnay

Without a doubt, fall is my favorite time of year.  The bounty of...