4 Movies About Wine to Watch While You Drink

Some nights you just want to settle in with a glass of wine and good movie. So sit back, relax, and pop some popcorn to watch these four great movies about wine. By the time your bottle is gone and the credits are rolling, you’ll even have learned a little more about the world of…

Foodworx Conference: Food for the Future

Portland really is becoming known as the center of the foodie universe. From the Willamette Valley’s famous Pinot Noir to the city’s urban craft breweries and some of the world’s freshest produce and meat markets, the city embodies culinary culture. This February 4th, join me at the FoodWorx Conference to experience the bounty of food…

2009 Stafford Hill Tempranillo

Great for any night of the week, this Tempranillo is simply enjoyable for both your palate and pocket. Crafted by Winemaker Jay Somers, the 2009 Stafford Hill Tempranillo is a deep ruby color with aromas of black fruit, stone and spice. The palate follows the nose with soft leather, black cherry, all spice and sweet…

4 Wines to Drink While Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

Hours and hours of time are spent each holiday season perusing the grocery store isles for that perfect wine to serve with the golden bird. Yet only 15 minutes – if that – is spent savoring that pairing before elbows start to fly, chatter commences and the cranberry sauce and gravy start to blend. So…

Oregon Wine Day Trips Part 2: Columbia River Gorge

This is the second part of a five part series featuring day trip itineraries in Oregon’s wine country. Each itinerary features 4-5 wineries within driving distance of each other near a city or accommodations hub. From delicious urban tasting rooms to wineries with mouth-watering views of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood, the Columbia River…

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…

You Know You’re a Wino When…

You can garage sale 25 wine glasses and still have enough glasses for a house party bigger than your small, singleton apartment.

Nothing a Glass of Wine Can’t Fix: Après Ski at Sun Peaks Resort

After hitting the slopes for a rush through fresh powder, the legs may be aching – hot from carving turns down the steep mountainous valleys and toes a little frosted from the cold. Yet luckily even the most sore winter legs are nothing a glass of wine can’t fix. After unstrapping the boots and hanging…

2009 Cornerstone Pinot Noir

A rich Pinot noir with heavy oak and undertones of blueberry & dark cheery. With an aroma highlighted by bright cherry and blue tones, the 2009 Pinot noir features dark fruit flavors mixed with an oaky influenced spice and sweet lingering finish. Showing initially stringent, the blood red wine blossoms after fifteen minutes to showcase…