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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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“The Wine Snob”, let’s join their special club”

Things have certainly changed over the years. We no longer are satisfied with a cup of Maxwell House Coffee, or a bottle of  Budweiser. Instead, our tastes have matured to the world of Starbucks, with Café Mochas, and Latté’s, and … Continue reading

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Put something “Wild” down your throat, game and wine of course.

As I stroll through the racks in my game freezers, deciding whether to have a elk roast, venison steaks, or bear rump this weekend, I also reflected my wine cellar choices. I seem to always try something different with wild … Continue reading

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Your new “Best Friend”..Pinot Noir

I recently read an article in one of the best known wine magazines about Pinot Noir, and the “singular” thinking some wine drinkers have about this noble grape. By “singular” I am talking about those who live in a growing … 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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Rewarding to befriend the “small new stranger”

Having just finished devouring the latest issue of Wine Spectator, I sit back reflecting on specific articles within this ever so popular “Wine Geek Bible”. I myself anticipate it’s arrival, and pour through it’s pages, therefore I do include myself … Continue reading

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Get out of that gloomy kind of funk ! Sip some Oregon Wine !

Now that we have survived the holidays, and things are getting back to “normal”, we find ourselves in a more “gloomy” kind of funk. Nothing really exciting going on, weather is cold, raining, snowing, and just can be king of … 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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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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