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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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Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, not only about the wine

My adventures in wine continued this weekend at the 31ST Annual Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival in Astoria, Oregon. It has been my pleasure to attend this outstanding event for the past six years, and I do hope to … Continue reading

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Is a “Barrel Tour” in your future?

If you live in wine country, or are planning to visit a wine country in the U.S. then get ready for a ride, because this is “Barrel Tour” season. This weekend has kicked off the Umpqua Valley Oregon’s first Barrel … Continue reading

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A “Taste of Temecula”, surprise your palate

I had purchased two very fine, thick cut steaks yesterday to cook on the Traeger Smoker / Barbecue, which if you have never experienced, your just missing out, just saying. Of course, with a juicy steak, on a Friday night, … Continue reading

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Travel with wine? Why not!

As we start getting closer to that time of year when travel plans start to take shape, I start to think of ways I have made traveling the world a little bit better. Traveling lighter, planning things ahead, and speaking … Continue reading

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“Stuff” Happens, the sad demise of a Virginia Winery

I sauntered into my wine cellar to see what special Cabernet Sauvignon I could come up with to enjoy with the home made pasta, sauce and hot Italian sausage. A smile came to my face when I spotted a bottle … Continue reading

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Top 5 reasons you need a Wine Cellar

Over the years after really discovering wine when I relocated to the West Coast, I found my tiny but excellent collection of wine increasing. We all have been there, with wooden wine racks in the living room, closet, bedroom and … Continue reading

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