Wines in the Wasatch: Highlights from the Food and Wine Classic

“Come for the winters, say for the summer,” is the local (unofficial) slogan in Park City, Utah. And after a weekend in the Wasatch Mountains I can see (and taste) why. Featuring active adventures around the ski-resort town turned summer outdoor haven paired with wine tastings and dinners galore, the Food and Wine Classic in Park…

A Delicious Journey down Main Street: Park City Food Tour

Originally posted on Evergreen Hiker:
yum – an interjection used to express pleasurable satisfaction especially in the taste of food. – And the slow-motion word of the day on the Park City Food Tour. Whether it’s snowing or seventy degrees and sunny, its a perfect day to savor and sample the flavors of main street Park…

2011 R. Stuart Blogger’s Blend

Just in time for Thanksgiving, I popped open a bottle of Pinot Noir apply named “Gratitude.” And this year I have more to be thankful for than just great wine! Beside my family and friends, I am very thankful to R. Stuart Wine Company this year for helping me to create this almost one of…

Dig into Oregon Wine

If you missed Lenne’s last dirty event, you are in luck. They are at it again. Come out to Lenne Estate and discover why they say “soil is everything!” Enjoy a blind tasting of eight high-end Oregon Pinot Noirs and learn how terroir, the soul and the essence of the wine, influences its flavor profile….

Get Dirty for Oregon Wine

Get down to the dirt about Oregon wine at Lenne Estate! This saturday, August 24 from 10:30 – noon, enjoy a comparative tasting of wines produced from two different soil types and locations. It’s a head-to-head battle that will be oh-so-palate-pleasing. Enjoy samples of four wines from the volcanic, Dundee Hills and four wines from…

Love and Bubbles at Pairings Portland Wine Shop

Love and tiny bubbles are in the air this season – and both will be floating around on Sunday, February 10th at one of Portland’s newest wine shops, Pairings Portland. Enjoy six perfect pairings featuring Missionary Chocolates from 4 – 6 pm for $20 and get your taste buds prepped and ready for a romantic…

A Wicked Pairing: Halloween and Wine

From sexy costumes to sultry chocolates, Halloween has turned up its “hellish hot” dial in the past few decades – at least for those over the age of 21. Now instead of the ghoulish goblins and villainous vampires (and anyone dressed up as a character from the Twilight series doesn’t count), on all hallows eve…

Blending Wine at R. Stuart & Co. Winery

After the finale of the Wine Bloggers Conference, I headed southwest out of Portland to the beautiful Willamette Valley to visit R. Stuart & Co. Winery for an afternoon of wine blending.

A Photo Tour of Willamette Valley Vineyards

As part of the first day of the Wine Blogger’s Conference, all the wine-Os hopped on mystery buses to visit  some of the state’s best wineries. My bus headed south to Willamette Valley Vineyards near Salem, Oregon to walk the vineyards, enjoy a delicious meal and of course drink their sold, Oregon wines. Enjoy some…

10 Things I Learned at #WBC12

Bringing together over 300 wine geeks – from industry members to writers and general wine lovers – the Wine Bloggers Conference, this year in Portland, Oregon poured with excitement. As you can imagine, the event was filled with delicious wines from across the world along with writing workshops, winery tours and general wine-centered mischief. But…

A Taste for Excellence

It’s the final week of The Lexus of Portland A Taste for Excellence Challenge – which means wine, wine and more wine. For the past two weeks, five Oregon wineries have been competing to get votes to be named Oregon’s Most Excellent Winery – but don’t worry other wineries, I think you are pretty special…

Celebrating Oregon Wine

To kick off Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board set loose more than 80 wineries on Portland’s Leftbank Annex on April 29 for an evening of unforgettable tastings all under one roof. With representatives from all the wine regions across the state, the tasting event, UnWine’d, served up samples to celebrate the industry and…