Tag: Pinot Gris
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.
#Food & #Wine Pairing: Left Coast Cellars
It was a cold mid-December weeknight and getting to be dinner preparation time. A busy week overflowed from one day to the next with little time to think about a weeknight meals. It is these times I turn to my massive stack of recipes I have accumulated over the years and look for something quick…
Exploring the Wines of Alsace
Sadly, in the 2016 global political landscape nationality is a hot topic. But what if your nationality had changed multiple times in your lifetime? What if you lived with your parents in the same village your entire life without sharing their nationality, only the nationality of your grandparents? There are a handful of locations on…
Pike Road Wines: Celebrating Oregon’s Bounty
Willamette Valley is a beautiful place to grow grapes. Image vineyards overlooking hazelnut orchards, dairy farms, and wheat fields surrounded by trees. Here the spring is cool, seeing a slow unfurling of buds that leisurely blossom into grapes. This leisurely pace quickens as the seasons unfold and soon the vines vigorously expand through the trellis…
Is Pinot Noir the Princess Grape?
Are you familiar with the Hans Christen Andersen short story “The Princess and the Pea?” In an effort to paraphrase and not violate copy-right rules here is how it goes: A prince wanted to marry a princess. He traveled the world but could not be sure the princesses he met were authentic so he returned…
Beat the Summer Heat with Delicious Food & Wine
I don’t know about you but things have certainly heated up in Dallas this August. Gone are the days of endless rain; we are in full-fledged heat and humidity. During this time of year I like to eat light, clean foods paired with crisp, refreshing wine. Additionally, the hot Texas summer offers a perfect time…
A Leap of Faith with Claiborne and Churchill
Back in early November I received a box of media samples that immediately had me excited. Three beautiful California wines with fresh and clean labels and well-prepared trade sheets from an unfamiliar winery, Claiborne and Churchill, were sent for review from Parker Sanpei and Associates. As I anticipated opening these three wines I wanted to…