Monthly Archives: February 2013

Attending your “Local Wine Event”, be happy..drink wine..smile

It’s coming close to the one local event that I have looked forward to for the past fifteen years, Umpqua Valley’s Greatest of the Grape. Held in Canyonville, Oregon at 7 Feathers Casino and Convention Center, this is the event … Continue reading

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It’s “Presidents Day”, let’s have a drink and go shopping!

It’s “Presidents Day”, A day to honor such outstanding presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and of course, a day for all the “Presidents Day Sales”, along with a three day weekend, for some. In honor of the great … Continue reading

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To take a Danube River Wine Cruise..or Not

I have recently been giving the thought of what larger trips I will make over the next couple of years, being larger international travel takes careful planning, for your time, as well as your money. As of yesterday, the plan … Continue reading

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WTF ! Was that Thomas Jefferson?

If your already dreaming of your next vacation, maybe this summer or spring even, maybe visiting our nations capitol comes to mind. Whether you have visited Washington DC, and or Virginia, these two destinations can easily be enjoyed with a … Continue reading

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Sip Southern Oregon wines, in a historic Stage Stop.

It’s been some time since I have written about our Southern wineries, below Douglas County that is. I did recently talk about Troon Vineyards and their participation in this years ZAP Festival in San Francisco a week ago (see previous … Continue reading

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Piece of Tail & Brazilian Steak and wine at Melrose Vineyard Valentines Winemaker Dinner

Last evening I attended an event at one of my local wineries, Melrose Vineyards Valentines Celebration Dinner, in Roseburg, Oregon. I have attended many winemaker dinners throughout the country , but I have to say that the experience that I … Continue reading

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The “Boutique” Winery, here to stay or gone tomorrow

In the early years of wine growing in the United States, the wineries that started up in that region worked very hard to become know to the European wine societies. The European wine market looked to the U.S. as a … Continue reading

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