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What's on the Kitchen Sink
What We're Drinking Now
(Bottles on the Drainboard)

For August 21, 2005
by Jean Yates








About Jean Yates

Jean Yates is owner of Avalon Wine, and has worked to promote Oregon and Washington wine for over 19 years through her wine shop, web site, and articles.

Jean previously worked in the computer industry and does most of the work on the Avalon website. She is a passionate photographer and many of the images on this site are hers


Article Sections

Introduction Page

Value Pinot noirs -
You Don't Have to Spend a Lot

Oregon's Finest Pinot noir
New Releases for Fall 2005

Value Northwest Reds-
Up-and-Comers and Old Timers

Classic Reds
New Releases for Fall 2005

My Kitchen Sink
What we are Drinking -
bottles on the drainboard


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Paley's Place and Dusky Goose Pinot noir- new article
Wine Spectator rates Oregon's 2002 vintage 97 points

New section- under $20 Pinot noirs
New Section- $20-$30 Oregon Pinot noir

November 4
Under $25
Big Red Wines
Local and Small Production Wines

November 2
Under $25 Pinots
New Releases

October 30
Oregon's 2004 Vintage- Shea Wine Cellars

October 29
Owen Sullivan's

October 20

October 18
WA Cult Big Reds
Mark Ryan,
Woodward, Abeja

October 5
New "Insider"
2004 Pinots

October 2005

September 20
Wine Spectator
New OR WA Wine Ratings

September 13
Andrew Will
2003 Red Blends
Champoux, etc

September 12
Owen Roe 2004
Ex Umbris, O'Reilly's

September 9
2004 Wines

September, 2005
Value Pinot noirs
720 Cellars, Ransom, Lumos, McKinlay, O'Reilly

September, 2005
New Releases-
Classic Reds

September, 2005
New Releases
Best Value Big Reds

September, 2005
New Releases-
OR Best Pinot noir

August 21, 2005
New Wine Releases

August 27
Pinot noir
New Wines

June 7, 2005
New Wine Releases
Dusky Goose, Alpine, Ribbon Ridge, Chehalem, Et Fille

May 27, 2005
Archery Arcus,
D'Vine Syrah,
Gypsy, Archery Summit, New Wines

May 12, 2005
New Wine Releases
& Sales
Staff recs, sales,
Wine Spec

May 7, 2005
New Wine Releases

Focus on Bergstrom Winery

May 5, 2005
New Wine Releases
2003 Pinots,
K-Vintners Special Cuvee,
More Summer White Wines

April 26, 2005
New Wine Releases
Focus on Hamacher Wines

April 22, 2005
New Wine Releases
2003 Pinot,
Sale Pinot,
White Wines

BY Jean Yates

April 2005
New Wine Releases Reviewed
by Jean Yates

March 2005
New Wine Releases Reviewed
by Jean Yates

March 2005
Oregon Pinot noir-
What to Expect in 2005

by Jean Yates

February 2005
Washington "Big Reds"
Cellar Selections
and Bargains

by Jean Yates

Avalon Wine


Rock the Cellar!
Music to Make Wine To

Oregon Wine Dinner:
The Asparagus Challenge

“The Washington Wine Industry
has a Friend in the Governor’s Mansion”

Beyond Expectations
On the
Pinot Noir Trail

It's Hip to Spit

Latitude 46° N

Belle Vallée Cellars

Champagne- Not just for Breakfast Anymore

Champagne Cocktails-
A Compendium of Recipes and Lore

Oregon Pinot noir- What to Expect in 2005

Dueling Crabcakes-
Mike Sherwood on
NW Food & Wine

Big Reds-
new Releases

New Winery-
A Photo Tour

Ken Wright's Tyrus Evan

Vacuvin vs Private Preserve

Veronique Drouhin

Dubrul Vyd has Own Winery

Washington's New Superstars

Stoller- 21st Century Vineyard

Sineann- A True NW WInery

Aren't We All

Cole on the
2004 Harvest

Charlie Hoppes
& Fidelitas
"Cream of the Crop"

Ciel du Cheval

New Superstars

Fall Mushrooms
and Northwest Wines

Nota Bene-
First Release of Wines from Another Boeing Guy

2002 Vintage-
and the
Climate Changes
that Brought It

Winemaker Interview
Trey Busch
Basel Cellars

Cool Climate

Is This the End of the Willamette Valley’s Great Vintages?

What's so Scary
about Screwcaps?

by Cole Danehower

Corral Creek Vineyard

Aging Wine

Saviah Cellars
A Sense of Place

Shea Vineyard
In depth

Weather and Winemaking


Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Cataclysm, Light
& Passion:

Washington Terroir,
soils, and Light

Oregon Pinot noir