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
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
Although it seems that Portland’s main sport is eating, drinking runs a very tight second. It’s no exaggeration that Portlanders love to dine, and when we do, there’s often something local in our glass. And with the opening of the newest urban winery in the city, there are even more c
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
The Oregon Starka Project is an innovative collaboration between three Portland area distilleries. Big Bottom Distilling, Bull Run Distillery and Indio Spirits all got together and made a batch of vodka. But the project didn’t end there. Once the batch was finished, each distill
This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. Now, the interviews have broadened to include craft spirits as well. For many, the journey into wine and spirits is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are wha
Thirst Fest, a two-evening celebration returns to Portland’s Melody Ballroom this Friday and Saturday night. A wine, beer and spirits festival supporting the LGBTQ community, attendees will be able to sample an array of unique beverages. With over 40 craft distilleries, craft brewerie