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
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Part of the allure of wine tasting is the drive, going to areas of the state that we don’t see very often. The advantage is we get to enjoy great wines while taking in breathtaking vistas of mountains or being enthralled by the way the clouds form over a beautiful valley. This can hap
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We like to go wine tasting. We do it a lot. With so many options in the Willamette Valley and Hood River areas, it’s easy to just jump in the car and go. But we have learned from past experience that just jumping in the car and heading out is not the best way to utilize our time or mo
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