What To Drink This Spring

What To Drink This Spring

Spring is a wonderful time in the Willamette Valley. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and every situation is better with a glass of wine. While there is no bad time to have a glass of Oregon wine, here are a few wine suggestions for the best spring wines. On...
Oregon’s Secret Ingredient | Terroir

Oregon’s Secret Ingredient | Terroir

“Terroir,” the ultimate wine buzzword. So, what does it actually mean? Here is the good ole dictionary definition: terroir, nounter·​roir | \ ˌter-ˈwär  \Definition of terroir: the combination of factors including soil, climate, and sunlight that gives wine...
Pinot Gris | Oregon’s Best Value

Pinot Gris | Oregon’s Best Value

Pinot Gris – not just for housewives. While this popular white wine may have garnered a cult following with rich ladies drinking white wine at noon on Tuesdays, this grape deserves attention from the rest of us normal wine drinkers with it’s refreshing...
Learn the Basics | Oregon Chardonnay

Learn the Basics | Oregon Chardonnay

There are few things in the world of wine more divisive than Chardonnay. The same grape, treated in different ways produces wine with almost zero similarities to each other. One end of the spectrum is rich, oaky and buttery, while the opposite end is fresh, light and...
Emerging New-World Destinations for Wine Lovers

Emerging New-World Destinations for Wine Lovers

There will come a time when you’ll feel the need to leave the comfort of your dining table and explore the wines you revere at their points of origin. It’s not exactly a hard sell. Iconic regions, after all, deliver magnificent scenery, exciting food, upscale lodging...
The State of Oregon Pinot Noir

The State of Oregon Pinot Noir

Barely 50 years ago, the first Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs were released. A 1980s guide to Oregon wine listed just a couple dozen wineries statewide, many long gone. Today, Oregon has close to 800 wineries, and Pinot Noir continues to star in that success story....