Oregon Wine Links for January 10, 2013

Oregon Wine: Oregon Wine Press Announced their Persons of the Year SouthEast Wine Collective’s Bow & Arrow Wines are inspired by the wines of the Loire at right, Scott and Dana Frank of Bow & Arrow Oregon Mushrooms are in Season and Here’s a local place to get them, along with lots of other Oregon [...]

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Oregon Wine: First Commercially Produced Sparkling Wine

Oregon wine: Can you guess what the first commercially produced sparkling wine in Oregon was? It’s not who you think. It was made by Fred Arterberry for his family’s Red Hills Vineyard, and the Maresh family (he married Martha Maresh) still have a bottle of it to show off. It’s made from the original Chardonnay [...]

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Oregon Wine Links for Friday, January 3, 2013

Oregon Truffle Festival is January 25-27 Cole Danehauer launches new Northwest Wine website Wine Spectator interviews David Adelsheim Wine Spectator interviews Argyle’s Rollin Soles New reviews: 93 Point Washington Wines New wine: Ramseyer Vintage Five 2009 Archive article about Rollin Soles that shows off his one of a kind style right, Abacela Vineyards in the [...]

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Oregon Wine: Ten Top Trends from 2012

1 – Wines of the Year – The release of Eyrie’s library Pinot noirs For decades David Lett, Oregon wine pioneer, cellared his finest wines. In 2012 son Jason Lett released them, creating a once in a lifetime opportunity to drink Oregon wine history. We recommend David Lett’s very special cuvee made to celebrate his [...]

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Oregon Wine – New Winery – Jared Etzel

Jared Etzel is the new General Manager and winemaker for an as yet unnamed vineyard and winery on The North Willamette Valley’s Wine Industry’s “Gold Coast,” Worden Hill Road. Jared is the eldest of Mike Etzel’s (Beaux Freres) three sons. His other wine projects include the Coattails and Horsetail wines, made with his brothers at [...]

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Turducken: The Name Says it All

“You may remember a few weeks ago when we wrote on these pages about pairing champagne with biscuits and gravy. It seems that article may have opened a Pandora’s Box of sorts – since then we’ve been challenged almost constantly to up the wine pairing ante. So, in the spirit of rising to meet the [...]

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Sweet Earth Pinot noir

Robyn’s “House Pinot” – Sweet Earth Vineyards

Welcome guest writer Robyn Lillehei! Forecast: heavy rain, gusts of wind to 30mph for three days, possibility of resulting landslides. So begin the Holidays in the Oregon Coast Range! In an overt effort to stave off seasonal anxiety, we served up our favorite flavor bullets tonight, honored by Sweet Earth Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010. Steady [...]

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Adopt a Northwest Bubbly

If sparkling wines so powerfully evoke celebratory feelings, why do we (Americans) only drink them on special occasions? As a wine store owner, I see customers fill up their baskets with sparkling wine during the holiday season. But the rest of the year, these wines merely trickle out – a bottle here for an anniversary, [...]

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When Small is Big and Sweet is Dry

Avalon Recommends  Two Surprising Wines If you spend even a little time chatting with someone who is really into wine, it’s likely that you’ll hear them talk about the excitement of finding a wine that defies expectations. As with any hobby, serious wine drinkers and collectors often chase the unexpected. In wine, it is often [...]

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Best Under $25 Oregon Pinot noirs

Holiday Oregon Wines Under $25

If you plan on including wine in your gift-giving this year – even if it’s for your own stocking – I recommend taking a look at this under twenty-five list. A mixed case of these wines is a great way to help your loved ones forget about the coal you gave them last year. To [...]

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