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....
Oregon’s Iberian Connection

Oregon’s Iberian Connection

The impact of Iberian grapes on the Oregon wine industry can’t be measured simply by overall production. The state’s reputation for world-class Pinot Noir is well established, but those premium bottlings are anchored principally in the Willamette Valley. Southern...
Local Meets Global in Portland, Oregon

Local Meets Global in Portland, Oregon

Portland originally earned the nickname Stumptown because its rapid growth meant that freshly cut tree stumps littered empty lots. Today, the city’s food and drink scene continues apace, marked by an emphasis on locally grown and produced ingredients, and playful...