Wine In The News

Wine, the Secret to Old Age

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Now here’s a little longevity advice we can all say cheers to. Celebrating her 100th birthday today, Violet Ewen says she credits her longevity to her dinnertime drink. The centenarian, from Swindon, England, says she indulges in a glass of red wine every night with her meal. “It’s important you always have something …

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Turkey + Zin = Happy Thanksgiving!

  SACBEE.COM – The traditional Thanksgiving practice in our household is to set the table with a bottle of each of the varietal wines most at ease with the wide range of weights and flavors in the customary holiday meal – zinfandel, pinot noir and riesling. This year, I’m tweaking that approach and going solely …

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Here Comes “Savor Idaho”

  IDAHOSTATESMAN.COM – I am looking forward to partaking in Idaho’s barrel tasting festivities, which occupy many times and dates during Thanksgiving week, but especially Nov. 27-29. Earlier this month the Idaho Wine Commission shared a schedule for a series of barrel-tasting events occurring all over the state. Most of what you will be tasting …

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A Very Rich Pinot Noir History

  GAZETTE.COM – Wine grapes have been grown in Oregon since the mid-1800s, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that the seeds were sown for the development of the internationally renowned wine industry found there today. With nearly 700 wineries, the state has become synonymous with world class pinot noir. Oregon also has blazed the …

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2015 Harvest: The Year Fruit Was Exceptional

  GOLOCALPDX.COM – According to the Oregon Wine Industry, 2015 was an especially fruitful harvest. Industry representatives reported that this year’s harvest delivered “exceptional fruit quality” thanks to a “nearly ideal growing season.” The 2015 growing season began with warm weather conditions in the winter than continued throughout the spring a summer. Light scattered showers …

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Nurturing Budding PDX Winemakers

THE COLUMBIAN – Let’s play a little word association game. I say “winery” and “tree-lined drive leading to quaint or palatial tasting room surrounded by lovingly maintained vines” probably comes to mind. A concrete building smack dab in the middle of a bustling multi-use neighborhood in Oregon’s largest city may not make the visual norm, …

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Busting Snobby Myths About Wine

MENTAL FLOSS – There’s no good reason to hide your boxed wine from company or to feel ashamed about dunking a few ice cubes in your Pinot.  And for those of you who still consider these sins unforgivable, it’s time to rethink the “rules” of wine consumption. Here are 11 myths we need to let …

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