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Marcus and Andy Wine Fight!

Wine Fight!

Evesham Wood and Haden Fig – We’ve been known to fight over them. We grab their wines the minute they arrive, and we drink them, a lot. We fight over who in the store gets them. And we only open them for friends if we’re in a really generous mood. Please hurry up and order [...]

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Evening Land

Evening Land Followup to 97 Point Chardonnay

Evening Land is one of Oregon’s biggest success stories. In only four vintages, they produced the highest rated Oregon white wine and many of the highest rated Pinots from each vintage, from multiple wine critics. They’ll do it again with these 2010s. At right, Evening Land’s Seven Springs Vineyard Evening Land Vineyards La Source Chardonnay [...]

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New Wines We Like – Analemma, Brigadoon, Arterberry Maresh, Result of a Crush, Illahe

Here’s the wines we’ve recommended to our Wine Club and customers this week. Jean’s Pick Analemma Gewurztraminer 2011 $22.45 in any 12 bottle order or build a case* ($24.95 retail) Very limited – order now – 36 bottles available The classic Analemma Gewurztraminer opens with a soft scent of jasmine, sunny summer days, and a [...]

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Oregon wine – St Innocent’s Gourmet Winemaker

Remembering Oregon Winemaker Mark Vlossak’s Winery Feasts St. Innocent Winery‘s Mark Vlossak is a wine maker and amateur chef whose annual winery open houses in the 1990′s hold a fond place in my heart. Located in a suburban office park near Salem, Oregon, Mark turned his cement block warehouse into a joyful, fat bellied party [...]

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Oregon Wine for Burgundy Lovers

“Ask Avalon” Question For the Day, from Raphe Reeves,  Unwine’d “Name three Oregon wines for a Burgundy lover to try.” Every week we ask our Facebook readers for questions about wine. This week we answer Raphe Reeves’, a blogger and videographer about wine and food.  Here’s our answer: Well, we tried to narrow it to [...]

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Crowley Pinot noir

Traveling with Oregon Pinot noir

"A "Friends of Avalon" Story By Mika Miyamoto-Shemali Wine Reviewed: Crowley Willamette Valley Pinot noir I travel a lot for work or pleasure. And I have to confess that I almost always bring a bottle or two of Oregon Pinot Noir to wherever I travel. I kind of think of it as my travel insurance [...]

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Evening Land Vineyards Seven Springs Vineyard Gamay noir

Oregon Wine – Evening Land Vineyards Gamay noir 2010

With all the deserved hub-bub over Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Pinots and Chardonnays,  one of their wines sells out faster than anything else: Celebration Gamay noir,  from the oldest Gamay noir vines in America. Evening Land Vineyards Seven Springs Vineyard Gamay noir 2010 $17.95 in any 12 bottle order ($19.95 retail) We tasted [...]

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