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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Aug 8, 2017

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Pair This: Fairsing Chardonnay 2013 with Brown But...

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

I’ve been a long-time super-fan of Oregon Chardonnay, heralding its distinctive site-expressive ways and claiming that it has dug its roots deep into the soils of the Willamette Valley – stimulating its characteristics to reach optimal crispness and freshness.  With its racy acidity, distinct minerality, elegant texture and bright fruit, cool-climate Oregon Chardonnay...

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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...

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...