Our mission is to make wine fun. Not that it isn’t already…but how many times have you picked up a bottle and wondered if you’d like it or how it was made, or even who made it? Burning questions, we know.
With more wines than ever are being produced, why not make a more educated decision on what you’ll drink with dinner tonight and how your choice can ultimately affect the wine industry and our world? We really don’t want you to throw good money away on bad wine.
So we drink a lot of wine! Much of it from Oregon and Washington but also some from California, British Columbia and other regions in Canada as well as Baja Mexico! However, we are curious wine drinkers and love tasting wines so you will find wine tasting notes from all over the world. And did we mention that we love spirits too?
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Why Wine? An interview with Brent Stone of King Estate Winery2 min read
Why Wine? An interview with Spencer Spetnagel of King Estate Winery4 min read
Why Wine? An interview with Florent-Pierre Merlier of Van Duzer Vineyards2 min read
Why Saké? An interview with Monica Samuels of Vine Connections3 min read
Why Wine? An interview with Craig Camp of Troon Vineyard2 min read
Why Beer? An interview with Ryan Pappe of Pyramid Breweries4 min read
Summer’s here! The doors of many of Portland’s wine shops and wineries are open- encouraging our citizens to bask in the sun & warmth bathing our fair city in light. Take in a happy hour, supper club dinner or brunch and sip some liquid sunshine while enjoying the official d
In early June 2013, the Rabblers had the great opportunity to attend the 6th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in amazingly picturesque Penticton, British Columbia. We met many interesting and talented wine bloggers from around the US, Canada and the world. We also had the special tre
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