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Crispy Pork Belly and Columbia Gorge Wines

Source: Uploaded by user via Jameson on Pinterest   Nora’s Table in Hood River, Oregon was a charming setting for a tasting of wines from the Columbia Gorge region. Chef Kathy Watson served the pictured crispy pork belly with a refreshing apple and fennel salad with honey walnuts and salted caramel. Not only is Nora’s [More]

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Oregon Pinot Noir for an Oregon Coast Sunset

At a recent tasting of wines from Anam Cara Cellars I was really struck by their 2008 Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir. It has become one of my favorite values in Oregon Pinot Noir. Now, do not equate value with cheapness. Yes, it’s over 20 bucks. But for the level of complexity and finesse, it is [More]

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The 2007 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Hits the Mark

Drinking the 2007 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Premier Cuvée at The Inn at Langley was not only pleasurable, but thought-provoking. The 2007 vintage in Oregon for Pinot Noir was characterized in great part by the large amounts of rain towards the end of the grape-growing season. The critical reports at the time were not encouraging. [More]

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I Will Accept Zinfandel as a Small Percentage of a Red Wine to Drink at an Outdoor Summer BBQ

Zinfandel, my nemesis grape that people seem to love to drink while roasting in the sun and eating roasted food, does have a place in summer: when it’s blended with Pinot Noir and Syrah. Never in my life would I have thought someone would blend Pinot Noir with either Zinfandel or Syrah, but the folks [More]

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