Hills and Valleys-Part 2-Willamette Valley

{This is part two in a series documenting our trip to the Willamette Valley last year. The previous post highlights the coast and McMinnville, Elizabeth Chambers.} The house we rented was located in Sherwood, an immaculate equestrian property fully stocked for a large group and entertaining. When we arrived in early August of 2017, the […]

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Hills and Valleys-Oregon-Part 1

We gathered in the golden hills to celebrate a golden anniversary. Fifty years of commitment and compromise. Fifty years of trials and triumphs. Fifty years of  love. We chose the Willamette Valley because we wanted a place with beautiful views, temperate climate, and a comfortable home to gather. After my experience at Pinot in the […]

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Three Little Pinks and the Big Smooth Reds

{These wines were provided as media samples with no other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own. All photos are bottle shots taken from the respective website. Thank you Teuwen Communications, The Provence Rosé Group, and Freehand PR for providing them} Once upon a time there were Three Little Pinks. Two lived in a charming country home […]

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Sparkling Monday Wines-Domaine Bousquet

{These wines were received as media samples, no other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} While Argentina’s Mendoza region may not be synonymous with sparkling wine,  their bubbles should be on your list of wines to explore. I recently sampled two sparklers which far outshine their price point. Produced in the Charmat method, priced around […]

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Albariño Shines in Summer-#AccessAlbariño

What do you seek in a white wine? Do you crave acidity or creaminess? Tropical or stone fruits? Aromatics? Salinity? Do you want a little weight to your wine or do you like to keep it light? What if you could find all of these qualities in one region, in one grape? I recently participated […]

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An Array of Tributes- Mother’s Day

Recently a winemaker I love shared a post I had written last year for Mother’s Day. It was a light-hearted guide to picking a wine that suited your mom’s personality. As I was trying to think of an angle for this year, I decided to look back at posts from year’s past. The first one […]

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Poring over the Wines of Portugal-Alentejo

{These wines were provided as media samples. No other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? A typical party question which allows you to ascertain a great deal from the answer. For those posing the question, the answer provides insight. How adventurous […]

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A Perfect Day for Rosé-Texas Wine Revolution

{Media passes were provided, but no other compensation. Thoughts and opinions are my own.} Temperatures hovering around 80 with just enough of a breeze. Texas tunes and plates. Cerulean blue in the sky, an array of pink in my glass. Is there a better way to spend a day? As the Texas Wine industry continues […]

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A Spanish Pair for Vegan Fare-Beronia

{Wines were provided as media samples. I received no other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own} Spring fever, spring cleaning, spring green. Spring brings renewal, a time to revive healthy habits, a time for new life. One of the changes around my home since last spring is my husband’s decision to give up meat, eggs, […]

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