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 Florent-Pierre Merlier of Van Duzer Vineyards
Why Saké? An interview with Monica Samuels of Vine Connections
Why Wine? An interview with Craig Camp of Troon Vineyard
Why Beer? An interview with Ryan Pappe of Pyramid Breweries
Why Wine? An interview with Denise Shurtleff of Cambria Winery
Why Wine? An interview with David Hastings of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates
Why Wine? An interview with Gregory Bergersen of Solitary Cellars Wine Company
Why Wine? An interview with Meredith Bell & Luke Matthews of Statera Cellars
Why Wine? An interview with Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wine Cellars
Why Wine? An Interview with Jennifer Kadell of Bull Run Distilling Co.
Why Wine? An Interview with Michael Dorf of City Winery
Why Wine? An Interview with Shawn Burgert of Wandering Wino wine blog
Why Wine? An Interview with John Grochau of Grochau Cellars
Why Wine? An Interview with Matt Berson of the Portland Wine Company and Love & Squalor Wines
Why Wine? An interview with Tamara Belgard of Sip With Me wine blog
Why Wine? An Interview with Michael Claypool of Clay Pigeon Winery & Cyril’s
Why Wine? An Interview with Vincent Fritzsche of Vincent Wine Company
Why Wine? An Interview with James Melendez of James the Wine Guy
Why Wine? An Interview with wine writer Karl Klooster
Why Wine? An Interview with Rebecca Pittock Shouldis of Ghost Hill Cellars
An Interview with Julia Crowley, Founder of Wine Julia, a wine blog
Stone Barn Brandyworks is a small, family-owned distillery in Southeast Portland that cooks up spirits of all kinds, including many using locally grown fruit. Started by Sebastian and Erika Degens, Stone Barn Brandyworks has a cozy tasting space smack in the middle of their distillery
Clear Creek Distillery’s Pear Brandy Sidecar Recipe provided by Clear Creek Distillery 1 ½ ounce Clear Creek Pear Brandy ¾ ounce Cointreau ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice Shake all ingredients in a shaker, and double strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with fine sugar.
Glamping. It seems that most people know what it is– ‘glamorous camping,’ but few have actually done it. Yet it’s a great way to experience the great outdoors without hauling around a bunch of camping gear. And anyone who’s pitched a tent knows what a comedy of errors that
Fall is right around the corner and with it comes two of my favorite seasons. Here on the West Coast the 2015 grape harvest has either started (California) or will in a few short weeks (Oregon and Washington). Not only is there a new vintage of wine being harvested but also a new seas
This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Do you consider yourself a foodie? If so, you better be attending Feast Portland because your “foodie” card just might be revoked if you don’t go! Next month, Feast Portland draws about 10,000 food lovers from near and far to town. Since the festival takes place over a long weekend wi
Having a party and need a fun cocktail punch recipe? This cocktail is the perfect summertime punch to share with your guests. Made with just 3 ingredients; moonshine, lemonade and sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne, this drink is sure to please. ItR
2013 Cecilia Beretta Brut Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) Conegliano Valdobbiadene Italy k, so if you don’t know much about Italian wines, let’s dissect this label together. The producer, Cecilia Beretta, is named at the top o
When asked, most people say “I think I like saké but I’ve really only had it with Japanese food.” But what they likely don’t know is that saké is an incredibly versatile drink that can be paired with foods of all types, not just sushi. I describe saké as a polite drink that doesn’t th