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Oregon Salmon Baked in Parchment with Veggies

Ask anybody – Oregon wine goes with salmon. Grilled, baked, poached, roasted, flaked into salads, made into dip, salmon Nichoise, Oregonians have a lot of recipes. You see, salmon used to be cheap. Yes, I know it sounds impossible, but it used to be as low as $3 a pound. So everyone here ate it, [...]

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Top Scoring 2010 Oregon Pinot noirs

Tanzer’s Annual Review of Oregon Pinot noirs – 2010 Vintage Oregon 2010 vintage Pinot noir really is something special.  The tiny yields brought in have produced some outstanding Pinot noir. According to Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar’s Josh Raynolds, “Fans of bright, focused pinot noir are going to find plenty to like from the 2010 vintage…The [...]

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Oregon Wine: Chehalem Mtns AVA

Chehalem Mountains is the largest AVA in Oregon and includes Ribbon Ridge, the smallest AVA in the state and one of the smallest in the country. About 69 wineries and vineyards fill the area. All specialize in Pinot noir. The Chehalem Mountains AVA includes some of Oregon’s best known: namesake Chehalem, Adelsheim, Archery Summit, Ponzi, [...]

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Changes at Grochau Cellars

Oregon winery Grochau Cellars is moving from the Portland winery John Grochau shared with Boedecker Winery to McMinnville. In downtown “Mac” he will share space with Marcus Goodfellow’s Matello and Love and Squalor wineries. We asked John what prompted the move. He says: “a few things came together. Last year we noticed we were running [...]

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Deer Hunting and Oregon Wine

  Robin Lillehei goes to Minnesota and gets her inner deer hunter on.

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Instant Gratification Oregon Pinots

We need more instant gratification Pinots, like Belle Pente’s 2009 single vineyard wines. Sure, it’s great to age Oregon Pinots in vintages like 2008 and 2010, but sometimes you just want to crack open a beautiful bottle and know it’s ready. Belle Pente Murto and Estate Vineyard 09s are strutting like a peacock. This is [...]

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