Apr 26, 2015

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In The Glass: Terras Gauda Abadia de San Campio Al...

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 offer, just a handful have totally, completely captivated me.  Varietals that I am wholeheartedly passionate about include Chardonnay (in particular Oregon Chardonnay and Pure Chablis), Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Albariño – all are consistent palate-pleasers that I could endlessly explore with ease...

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Feb 18, 2015

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Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfande...

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 its kind for me.  A “red carpet” entrance for guests came complete with my friend’s son snapping photos of the guests and taking notes on what we were wearing,  If I recall correctly, my jeans were from the one and only designers of Old Navy; along with a tee shirt and cardigan set from...

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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...

Jan 15, 2015

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Sip This: GoDucks Ginger Lemon Lime ...

Sip This: GoDucks Ginger Lemon Lime Drop

Monday night’s National Playoff Championship Game between my home town...

Jan 12, 2015

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In The Glass: Sokol Blosser Dundee H...

In The Glass: Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2009

The last time I visited the idyllic grounds and beautifully streamlined...

Jan 11, 2015

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In The Glass: Durant Vineyards Chard...

In The Glass: Durant Vineyards Chardonnay Raven 2012

Durant Vineyards is located in Oregon’s famed Dundee Hills and is a...

Jan 1, 2015

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Popcorn, Popcorn and More Popcorn. A...

Popcorn, Popcorn and More Popcorn. And Wine.

I’ll admit, I do write and talk a whole lot about popcorn; it’s...

Dec 18, 2014

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15 Outstanding Pacific Northwest Win...

15 Outstanding Pacific Northwest Wines Under $15 Dollars

Once a month, I wake up extra early and head into KPNW’s 1120 AM...

Dec 14, 2014

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#TakeMeToSantorini – Volcan Ko...

#TakeMeToSantorini – Volcan Koutsoyannopoulos Assyrtiko 2013

#TakeMeToSantorini is a hashtag I created after my very first whiff and sip...