Category: Willamette Valley
Forbes Article: 36 Of The Best Pinot Noirs Willamette Valley Has To Offer
My love of Pinot Noir is no more a secret than my love of Willamette Valley. Over the course of the last 12 months, I’ve had the pleasure of tasting A LOT of fabulous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. In fact, WV is one of the only wine regions I visited earlier this year. After reviewing…
Forbes Article: Willamette Valley Riesling And Gamay Noir Are Worthy Of Attention
Willamette Valley is well-known for producing exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, and growing in recognition for outstanding Chardonnay, but there is more to this world-class region than these two grapes. A deeper look reveals two additional grapes cultivated here that are worthy of your attention. Learn more in my latest article for Forbes digital.
Forbes Article: Solidarity Defines Oregon’s Wine Community
Fall 2018, 2 days before the start of harvest, Copper Cane Wine & Provisions abruptly cancels their 2,000 ton contract with Rogue Valley grape growers. This action would effectively bankrupt many small growers in many wine regions, but not in Oregon. You won’t believe what happened next. Learn this amazing story of solidarity and the…
Forbes Article: These Boutique Family-Owned Wineries in Willamette Valley Can’t Be Missed
One of the many charms of Willamette Valley is the host of family-owned wineries. Some of the larger ones offer incredible tasting experiences, while the smaller ones afford wine lovers the opportunity to sit down and taste wine with the owner/wine maker. In my Forbes Life latest article, I introduce you to 5 boutique family-owned…
My First Article For Forbes: 5 Great Tasting Experiences in Willamette Valley You Can’t Miss
I am super excited to announce I am now contributing to Forbes. I hope you will follow along as I journey through the marvelous world of wine, food, and travel. Please take a moment to read my first article.
Willamette Valley Makes Wine Family Style
Family wineries are the soul of Willamette Valley. Life there is community minded, a place where farmers raise families as well as vines. As international praise continues for the wines of Willamette Valley, the valley stays true to its farming roots.
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Left Coast Cellars and Braised Beef Short Ribs
I am a self-proclaimed wine geek. I am also a Pinot Noir lover. I think these two facts make me a super wine geek (a wine geek wearing a cape). If you are a super wine geek like me, I have the perfect wine for you. Left Coast Cellars Latitude 45° is situated on the…
The Daily Meal Article: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Meal Requires Oregon Wine
Thanksgiving is almost upon us. It is a day that centers around possibly the most important meal of the year. It is also a complicated meal featuring a wide variety of textures, spices, and flavors. A daunting meal to prepare, much less pair with wine. Some try to go the dangerous one wine route. I…
Aberrant Cellars: Pursuing the Profound
Aberrant: adjective meaning departing from an accepted standard, diverging from the normal type In a world of paths, standards, and expectations, what happens when you wander off the path of standards and expectations? How will you know if you never try?