Jan 15, 2015

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In The Glass: Angela Estate Abbott Claim Pinot Noi...

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 winter wine event in the small wine-centric town of Carlton, Oregon – a town I like to refer to as “the front porch to wine country.“  Ducking into one of the many tasting rooms that line the quaint downtown main street, I discovered Angela Estate wines via the Folin Cellars tasting...

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Jan 15, 2015

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Sip This: GoDucks Ginger Lemon Lime Drop

Sip This: GoDucks Ginger Lemon Lime Drop

Monday night’s National Playoff Championship Game between my home town Oregon Ducks and Ohio State’s Buckeyes was a tough game to watch.  Our guys worked hard this season; they played really well and had a monumental and memorable year.  Our quarterback, Marcus Mariota, literally broke records and brought home numerous trophy’s; including, the Heisman (2nd...

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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...

Dec 13, 2014

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Best of Oregon: Inn at Red Hills

Best of Oregon: Inn at Red Hills

Located in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country, right on the main...

Dec 8, 2014

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Pair This: Keeler Estate Chardonnay ...

Pair This: Keeler Estate Chardonnay with Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Saturday is my favorite day of the week.  It’s when my husband (Joe)...

Nov 13, 2014

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Best of Oregon: Red Ridge Farms

Best of Oregon: Red Ridge Farms

Red Ridge Farms is located in the heart of Oregon’s breathtaking...

Nov 6, 2014

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Best of Oregon: Republic of Jam

Best of Oregon: Republic of Jam

One of my favorite things about being an Oregon-centric writer of wine (and...