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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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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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A special delight for Valentines Day ?

If you’re looking for a place to get away from it all, relax, have some good eats and maybe get a massage, then the Allison Inn and Spa should be in your sights for the next long weekend or vacation. … Continue reading

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A Visit to the “King”, King Estate Winery, Oregon

One of the largest production wineries and production facilities in Oregon,with perhaps the most recognized is that of King Estate Winery in Eugene Oregon. I find it amazing that after many years living here, I had never been to the … Continue reading

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Why my “Cheesy Balls” taste like GOAT ?

As I walked into the back room of the kitchen store, I felt my pulse quicken, that slight nervousness combined with unknown anticipation. I would be performing in an arena of strangers, an act I had never endeavored upon before. … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe..in a glass. An unexpected barrel tasting

Here it was, Thanksgiving Weekend, and where was I you ask, tasting the wines of Southern Oregon. We had just walked out the door of a winery in Douglas County Oregon, after tasting current wines and visiting with the owners, … Continue reading

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Putting the Kiwi in an American Wine

One of my most “Unforgettable Characters” , Ray Walsh of Capitello Wineries Ray Walsh grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and brags about the fact that his only exposure to vineyards was picking up his father’s spent ammo, and occasionally … 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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Bah Humbug ! Forget the holidays, Just drink wine !

So, the weekend is coming up, and Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner. From the looks of things in town, we will just forget about Thanksgiving this year, and just concentrate on Christmas ! Isn’t that just sick ! … Continue reading

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