Dec 15, 2016

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12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir – Day 1: Adelsh...

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 Noirs.  With one hand wrapped around the base of my Riedel Veritas Oregon Pinot Noir glass and the other typing the first in this ultra-fun twelve part series, I’m off to a truly incredible start.  Adelsheim 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is the wine that is gracing my glass…and my palate....

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Dec 13, 2016

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12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir: Affordable, Accessib...

12 Days of Oregon Pinot Noir: Affordable, Accessible, Ambrosial

Beginning December 14 and continuing for the following 12 days, I’ll be featuring one flagship Oregon Pinot Noir a day.  Hand-selected from established Willamette Valley wineries that are well-known for producing multiple tiers of world-class Pinot Noir, the 12 wines chosen to be featured are considered entry-level – they are the least expensive, most highly produced...

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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...

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...