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Lynmar Estate

Winery Spotlight: Lynmar Estate in Sonoma, California

Winery Spotlight: Lynmar Estate Slightly off the beaten path in Sonoma, California you’ll see a winery sign. If you follow that sign and turn off the road, down the driveway and through a wrought iron gate, you’ll discover a slice of wine heaven. One hundred acre Lynmar Es
Bliss House at Lynmar Estate

The Bliss House at Lynmar Estate

The Bliss House at Lynmar Estate According to the dictionary, bliss, a noun \ˈblis\ means “complete happiness.” And I think we can all agree that in today’s world, that can be very hard to find. Although the Winerabblers didn’t exactly go looking for bliss when
Why Wine? An interview with Denise Shurtleff of Cambria Winery

Why Wine? An interview with Denise Shurtleff of Cambria Winery

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
Glamping and wine tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Glamping and wine tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Have you even been glamping? A “glamorous” form of camping, glamping is great for those who want some of the creature comforts not usually available with traditional camping. A mattress, hot shower, heated blankets and electricity are just a few things you may find when you arrive at
Statera Cellars owners

Why Wine? An interview with Meredith Bell & Luke Matthews of Statera Cellars

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
Chardonnay wines at Feast

Chardonnay wine is for lovers at Feast Portland

It’s been said “All you need is Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay.” Local producers here in Oregon agree. They’re making some of the best Chard out there and it’s not at all like yo mama’s favorite buttery, oak bomb. Instead it’s an elegant, fresh ta
Red Mtn sunset

The lighter side of Red Mountain

In my previous post I talked about the Rabblers trip to the amazing Red Mountain AVA in Eastern Washington. We explored the area and met some great people and truly talented winemakers. I talked about the place and the wineries but what, you may ask, about the dang wines? Well, hang o
View from Red Mtn

Rabblin’ on Washington’s Red Mountain

Back in the spring of 2012, the Rabblers took a trip to the Prosser area in the state of Washington. We enjoyed the lovely accommodations at the Desert Wind Winery and explored the interesting wine region there. One of our excursions took us to the nearby Red Mountain AVA (American Vi
Patton Valley Vineyards

Delectable Patton Valley Vineyard Winemaker Dinner at Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine

Do you find food and wine pairings a challenge? Let the experts at Patton Valley Vineyards and Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine help you discover perfect combinations that celebrate the bounty of early summer crops. Winemaker Derek Einberger and chef Pascal Sauton invite wine and food lov
Wine aroma wheel

Smell & Memory: Wine 101

Did you know that your sense of smell is located adjacent to your memory within your brain? That explains how a whiff of something can suddenly trigger an intense memory that was long forgotten. I often find that aromas in wine take me back to childhood memories that have nothing to d