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 8, 2016

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Farewell to the Wittiest of Wine Writers. I Will M...

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 Carter.  His witticism would conjure up laughter that came from deep within – true, unfiltered, side-splitting, knee-slapping laughter that would literally make my eyes water.  Whether Ben emitted his clever wit in writing or in person, it was brilliantly savvy and remarkably unforgettable.  To...

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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...

Sep 15, 2015

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Bodacious Corn and Grüner Veltliner ...

Bodacious Corn and Grüner Veltliner – A Tasty Late Summer Pairing

When Snooth.com approached a group of some wine writing friends and me about...

May 23, 2015

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Barrel Aged Brew: Remembering Firest...

Barrel Aged Brew: Remembering Firestone Walker 15

While visiting a good friend recently, I spotted a lone Firestone Walker 18...

May 19, 2015

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Lodi Rules: An Impressive Earth Day ...

Lodi Rules: An Impressive Earth Day Wine and Cheese Tasting

Once again, Lodi impresses me greatly during a virtual tasting with their...

May 15, 2015

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SakéOne Not Only Produces Stellar Sa...

SakéOne Not Only Produces Stellar Saké, They Import Some of Japan’s Finest

Saké (pronounced sah-kay not sah-kee) originated in Japan and is an alcoholic...

May 8, 2015

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In The Glass: Winter’s Hill Dr...

In The Glass: Winter’s Hill Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir 2014

With summer-like weather for much of the month of April, and so far, May too,...

Apr 26, 2015

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In The Glass: Terras Gauda Abadia de...

In The Glass: Terras Gauda Abadia de San Campio Albariño 2013

Of the many white wine varietals that this beautiful earth of ours has to...

Feb 18, 2015

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Francis Ford Coppola Director’...

Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel 2012- The Ultimate Oscar Party Wine

A few years ago, I attended a friend’s Oscar Party – the first of...