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Gary’s quick guide to wine and food pairing..

Choices in the Sparkling Wine section This is an easy selection, as in my opinion sparkling wine and Champagne pairs with just about every meal. My favorite is fresh shrimp with a nice hot cocktail sauce, on a upper level … Continue reading

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A Very “Noble” Estate Winery

A few years ago I stumbled upon (not literally) one of the nicest winegrowers I have met in Oregon, and trust me, I have met hundreds. I was making my track through some back country roads searching out a few … Continue reading

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Big surprise at local wineries

Had a really pleasant weekend including a visit to one of my local favorite wineries, Reustle Vineyards. Got an email from them telling me about this weekend, and what was going on in their “cave” this last weekend before the … Continue reading

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Spending Thanksgiving on a “Deserted Island”

“Was the morning after Thanksgiving and all through the house, memories of a wonderful, relaxing Holiday, just me and the spouse” There we were with just the two of us, and of course the “kids”, two Rotties, three horses and … Continue reading

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You $100 Bottle of wine is “tainted”, now what ?

As the Thanksgiving and other end of year holidays come upon us, more wine bottles will be popped and served, both at home as well as dining out in restaurants. That means the odds of perhaps buying or being served … Continue reading

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Have you attended an Oregon Seafood & Wine Event ?

With Thanksgiving in a week, and the Christmas holidays around the corner, my mind is wandering to the new year, and which of the many major wine events I will choose to attend this year. I always try to attend … Continue reading

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