Oct 27, 2015

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Pair This: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Crea...

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 Oregon’s harvest is plentiful, enabling me to fill every corner of my kitchen with freshly gathered foods that will be transformed into meals my family will gobble up with joyful jubilance.  My husband, along with our two boys and I, relish in visiting our local farms this time of year – where I...

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Sep 15, 2015

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Bodacious Corn and Grüner Veltliner – A Tast...

Bodacious Corn and Grüner Veltliner – A Tasty Late Summer Pairing

When Snooth.com approached a group of some wine writing friends and me about writing a paragraph relating to Transitional Wines Under $20 that we bring back onto our tables as summer transitions into fall, I immediately thought about Grüner Veltliner.  Many food and wine enthusiasts say that Grüner Veltliner is the perfect summer wine that matches perfectly with sushi, smoked fish...

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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...

Feb 9, 2015

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A Trio of Beautiful Wines from J.K. ...

A Trio of Beautiful Wines from J.K. Carriere

My first experience with J. K. Carriere wines was at the 2013 IPNC...

Jan 23, 2015

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In The Glass: Dry Creek Vineyard Old...

In The Glass: Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

Dry Creek Vineyard, located in California’s Dry Creek Valley, makes...

Jan 15, 2015

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In The Glass: Angela Estate Abbott C...

In The Glass: Angela Estate Abbott Claim Pinot Noir 2012

The first time I was introduced to the Angela Estate wines was during a 2012...