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A Delightful Italian White Wine Made from the Pecorino Grape

Like me, you’ve probably heard of Pecorino in connection to Italian cheese. But did you know that there is a Pecorino grape that makes a wonderful Italian white wine of the same name? Yeah, me neither. One of the nice things about working in a wine bar/shop is you never know what wine rep is [More]

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Piquepoul Please

Though my heart clearly belongs to Muscadet, I am also fond of another French white wine with oysters: Piquepoul. (You may also see it as Picpoul.) It’s a grape you’ll find in Southern France and, like Muscadet, makes a very lively, dry, oyster-loving wine. A squeeze of lemon or a splash of a red wine [More]

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Oregon Sparkling Wine Shines at an Unforgettable Brunch

The Black Walnut Inn and Vineyard in Dundee, Oregon, was the setting for an unforgettable brunch made even more memorable by the presence of fantastic Oregon sparkling wine. Not only were the dishes superlatively prepared with quality and care by Chef Kris (owner and executive chef of Renaissance Catering) but the matches with the sparkling [More]

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A Vertical Tasting of Cadence Winery from the Wine Cellar

I cleaned out and packed up the bottles from the wine cellar I kept at an offsite storage facility and thought a vertical tasting of a Cadence Winery bottling would be a fine reward for all my lifting and hauling. (And lack of breaking.) So here are my thoughts from tasting (and drinking) the 2002, [More]

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Featured Foodie On Key Ingredient

I am honored to be this week’s Featured Foodie on Key Ingredient. Find out what I was doing in 2004 (hint: a cubical was involved) when I started blogging and whether or not Thunderbird was part of my wine repertoire. (I know you wouldn’t judge, regardless. Right?) 0

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A Barrel-Aged Cider and Grilled Cheese Renaissance

Nothing like a barrel-aged cider and grilled cheese for lunch to put you in a good mood. And the view at Renaissance in Port Angeles, WA, is one that I hated to walk away from. Seriously, check out this view again! Renaissance’s breads, cheeses, produce, and libations are all sourced with the vision of being [More]

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Welcome to My New Site

I’m a fan of White Burgundy and potato chips. And I like wearing t-shirts and jeans while I drink my fancy French Chardonnay. This pretty much sums up my attitude towards wine that I have refined (or rather, unrefined) since I began blogging about wine in 2004. Now I’ve migrated to a new look and [More]

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Valdivieso Eclat: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

I took part in another fantastic Wines of Chile online blogger tasting last month and the only problem I had was a corked bottle. Noooooo! (Very tempted here to go on a rant about alternative closures but I will resist.) Luckily the fine people at The Thomas Collective shipped me a replacement and I finally [More]

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