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Salem Wineries and North to Soter Vineyards

As fate would have it, it’s that time of year when an excursion through Willamette Valley wine country seems not just fun, but necessary. I decided to shake things up a little so we got our start in Salem. Arguably, … Continue reading

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Fine Italian Wine, Online!

The Piedmont region of Northern Italy is a picturesque, landlocked valley guarded by sloping hills and mountains, known for outstanding aromas and wines. A very traditional land, with most of world-revered wines it produces being cultivated on family estates from … Continue reading

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Oregon Pinot Noir

Some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir vintages come from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It’s at the same latitude as Burgundy, and similarities to its climate make it ideal for this difficult-to-grow variety. Eyrie Vineyards first put the Oregon Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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DION Winery – Up and Coming…

I was recently exposed to a new winery (new to me) that I think has much promise to become a real contender in the Willamette Vally Pinot Noir rivalries. My tasting experience was of a wine that showed purity and … Continue reading

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Chardonnay or ABC?

In the US, Chardonnay is ‘KING’, the most popular of all white varietals. It is the most consumed white wine and sales are increasing every year. Go figure! So often I hear people asking for wines like Pinot Gris and … Continue reading

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Pinot in the City

I just attended the ‘Pinot in the City’ event on Sunday here in Portland [OR] and boy, was it HOT! No, I mean the weather. Wow. It was sponsored by ‘Willamette Valley Wineries’, a non-profit that’s committed to getting Oregon’s Willamette Valley … Continue reading

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Walla Walla

So we made our annual pilgrimage to Walla Walla Washington this past weekend and it did not disappoint. Our main goal was to attend the Spring Valley Vineyard harvest party and then on to other fantastic Walla Walla fine wine … Continue reading

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The Weekend before the Holiday Weekend

Its always fun to go to my favorite wineries and take advantage of the good food and new wines especially before the holiday, in this case, Memorial Day. Saturday consisted of my usual suspects, Adelsheim Vineyards, SOTER Vineyards and Trisaetum … Continue reading

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