Articles Tagged: Oregon

End of the Summer of Riesling

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2012 marked the 4th year of the Summer of Riesling.  Paul Grieco of Terroir Wine Bar in New York City (there are multiple locations) kicked off the annual celebration in 2009 by pouring only Riesling wine for its white wine by the glass selection.  That’s totally balsy and Paul gets total respect for that move!  Like most wine geeks, I am in love with Riesling, and when I serve it to people and don’t tell … Read more

Pork and Pinot – A Perfect Combination For Easter

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Easter is around the corner and you might be asking yourself what wines to serve to accompany Easter dinner.  We know that a number of you maybe serving ham and chicken.  There is no better combination than pork with Pinot, and it goes pretty well with chicken as well.  We say Pinot, we are talking about the major players in the Pinot family, which includes the famed Pinot Noir, the sublime Pinot Grigio, also known … Read more

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2011

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With much fanfare, Wine Spectator announced its top 100 wines of 2011. Not surprisingly, the list was dominated by American, Italian and French selections, as well as representations from a number of other countries, such as Spain, South Africa and Australia. The majority of wines were in the $50 to $100 range with the top price topping out at $175 and the lowest at $9. There was a wide variety of varietals and styles.

If … Read more

10 Great American Wines for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Since this is a quintessential American holiday, we thought that we would recommend ten American wines to drink this Thanksgiving. Some of these wines are from classic American or trailblazing wineries, a winemaker that helped put American wine on the map or are from American’s grape (Zinfandel).… Read more

High/Low Weekend – Oregon Pinot Noir

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We are launching a new series for your wine consuming pleasure! This new series is based on one of my favorite concepts – High/Low Wine. This will allow our readers to splurge on one wine while saving on the other. This originated in my wine tasting group where we had to bring two wines (once priced high and one priced low) that we blind tasting. It resulted in a number of surprising outcomes! Maybe we … Read more

For Beer Lovers: Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House

Portland has a lot of fine drinking opportunities, with great bars and wineries in addition to about 30 local breweries. Even the gas stations have a pretty sweet beer fridge.

If you like beer, then Rogue Ales is certainly a familiar name. Its Dead Guy Ale has made it a big name in craft brewing. If you’re ever in Portland, Oregon, pay a visit to its distillery and public house. In addition to a big … Read more