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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) http://www.northwest-wine.com/Evening-Land-Seven-Springs-Gamay-noir.html We tasted [...]

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Illahe Reserve Pinot mnoir 08

Oregon Pinot noir

The Illahe Vineyards Reserve Pinot noir 08 hit me like a bombshell. At a recent tasting of some of Oregon’s pre-eminent Pinot noirs, the Illahe hit me hard. It’s a new contender for my list of the Top Twenty 2008 Pinots,  especially at $32.36. The 2008 Reserve is a blockbuster. A nose of blackberry,  cedar,  [...]

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