Jan 11, 2015

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In The Glass: Durant Vineyards Chardonnay Raven 20...

In The Glass: Durant Vineyards Chardonnay Raven 2012

Durant Vineyards is located in Oregon’s famed Dundee Hills and is a part of the incredible Red Ridge Farms – a destination that I recently highlighted in a Best Of Oregon article that can be found here.   They have the Northwest’s only Olioteca where cool climate olives are pressed and made into amazingly flavor-packed, delicious EVOOs that have easily become a...

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Jan 1, 2015

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Popcorn, Popcorn and More Popcorn. And Wine.

Popcorn, Popcorn and More Popcorn. And Wine.

I’ll admit, I do write and talk a whole lot about popcorn; it’s my all-time favorite food for so many reasons.  I wrote about how my husband and I spend each Valentine’s Day inventing fun toppings for popcorn to enjoy during movie watching and time for just us (Valentine’s Day Perfection: Brut Rosé and Popcorn for Two), and how spiced popcorn pairs really well...

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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...

Oct 11, 2014

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Captivated by Riedel Veritas: New Wo...

Captivated by Riedel Veritas: New World Pinot Noir Perfection

When in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, home to America’s complex,...

Oct 4, 2014

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My 1/2 Day Vacation: Alto Adige via ...

My 1/2 Day Vacation: Alto Adige via Elena Walch

For many reasons (one of them being the incredible value versus quality), my...

Sep 18, 2014

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End Summer with a Crisp Kiss of Blis...

End Summer with a Crisp Kiss of Bliss: Crowley Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc 2013

Coastal Camping, Breathtaking Sunsets, Grilled Oysters and Crowley Wines 2013...