Kick off Your Fourth of July with a Festive, Patriotic Wine: A Review of Charles & Charles 2014 Rose

To start off this festive week, I snagged a fun, patriotic wine to enjoy: Charles & Charles 2014 Rosé. The bright pink color and tribute to the American flag caught my eye on the store shelf.

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3 Roses You’ll Want to Drink Right Now

Pink is quickly becoming my new favorite color. Blame it on the heat or my red-wine rich winter diet, but I’ve been on one hell of a Rose kick lately. But this wine gal is not complaining. With so many delicious (and often bone-dry) Roses, it’s hard not to keep filling my glass with 5…

Stoller Family Estate’s Tempranillo Rose

   Light, refreshing and endlessly sippable.   Warm weather welcomes a blush to the cheeks and pink wine for the glass, so pour a rose and savor the start of summer. For my first glass of the season, I popped open this bottle from Stoller Family Estate, which I acquired at a wine club event last…

2011 Ghost Hill Pinot Noir Rose

Strawberry like summer, this Rose will make you blush. A mouthwatering anomaly, Rose of Pinot Noir has always been one of my favorite bottles to pour with food and this bottle by Ghost Hill Cellars is definitely not an exception. With subtle fruit that sprouts with each sip, the wine features notes of strawberry and…

Illahe’s 2012 Rose of Tempranillo

Pink is the new black in Oregon and Illahe’s Rose is the hippest of them all! A pale salmon pink, Illahe’s Rosé of Tempranillo features aromas of cherries followed by equally as delicious notes of strawberry, dry flowers and spice on the palate. Balancing the delicate flavors, the wine pinched the cheeks with nice citrus…

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…

Making Merry Wines at Maryhill

Along the Columbia River, where the wind never ceases to blow, the vineyards surrounding Maryhill Winery perch to the waters’ banks. Overlooking vast, tree-barren plains dotted with windmills, the winery is like a little oasis for wine lovers old and new. “You don’t have to be a good taster, to taste here,” said Joe Garoutte,…