Tag Archives: pinot noir

Oh Savanna ! A star in the world of wine

As I was seated by the host at the Wildwood Restaurant in downtown Portland, the aromas drifting from their kitchen tantalized my senses and created visions of what could soon be. As I wasn’t really there for the food so … 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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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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“Real Men” drink wine during Thanksgiving football !@

Thanksgiving Day or “Turkey Day” is a holiday that is looked forward to for family gatherings, parades and football games, maybe not in that particular order. If you haven’t yet completed your shopping for meals and accessories, there’s a good … 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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Pre-Release 2011 Pinot Noir Wine Tasting at Domaine Drouhin

As I drove into the estate of Domaine Drouhin Vineyards and their bright orange vineyards I immediately noticed a ton of vehicles parked along the gravel roads. The event I was her for had just started 30 minutes prior, so … Continue reading

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The World of Wine Apps

Talking about “best wine apps” is something in today’s fast paced market that can be a futile attempt to nail.  That being said, I will try to stick to “Apps” connected to wine programs that I have been using for … Continue reading

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You can swirl, sniff and sip, but do you swallow ?

A short while ago I had the opportunity as well as pleasure to attend the IPNC12, which is the International Pinot Noir Conference, held in McMinnville each year. This international wine event is attended by many of the best producers … Continue reading

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