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Chinato

Chocolate & Vermouth Pairing Class2 min read

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice is the name of this innovative class offered on Wednesday, May 30th from 7:30-9pm at The Meadow Salt shop in North Portland. Two Oregon vermouth producers, Patrick Taylor of Cana’s Feast and Neil Koppline, one of the owners of Imbue Cellars are working
Van Duzer, one of the Pinot 365 wineries

Pinot in Portland hosted by Pinot 3652 min read

Pinot 365 is bringing Pinot noir to the city for just one special evening. This group of 13 wineries are all open 365 days a year and spread across the Willamette Valley. Their mission is to provide an authentic winery experience, regardless of season or day of the week. But they also
2011 Ponzi Vineyards Arneis

Searching for an unusual wine for Easter?1 min read

If you’re looking for an unusual wine for Easter, look no further than Arneis. A wine varietal grown mostly in the Piedmont region of Italy, this white wine pairs well with the most unusual foods, such as asparagus! With its determined shoots popping out of the earth, asparagus is the
Pinot noir grapes

Pinot noir: The seductive temptress2 min read

Pinot noir. A tricky grape to grow but oh, the rewards for both the winemaker and wine drinker! Pinot noir is finicky, elusive, fussy, the list goes on and on. And this is exactly why people fall in love with it. It’s not unusual to meet regular folks that have fallen under it’s spell
Snow on the mountains

Wine Tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Thanksgiving Weekend3 min read

If you live most any place in the now drenched state of Oregon, you’ve likely heard how the wineries go all out over Thanksgiving weekend. New releases get poured, library wines are opened, wine club member pick up parties abound, along with much food and music to celebrate the end of
Lange Estate

Willamette Valley’s Miracle Wine Grape Harvest 20113 min read

With a very cold and wet spring, the grapevine budbreak in Oregon’s Willamette Valley vineyards began much later than usual. The grapevines are awakened from their long winter’s sleep once the average daily temperatures reach 50°F. Due to unseasonably cool weather in Oregon, this year