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Tasting Notes Week of November 19, 2012

2010 Silvarado Chardonnay Carneros (Estate Grown) Gold color with a nose of butter, orange blossom, and pointed minerality. On the palate, racy acidity and tart green apple. A very long, elegant focused finish. 2010 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon Very delicious, earthy, well-balanced wine with concentrated fruit and a real sense […]



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Experiencing Seven of Hearts

So we were at the Wine Bloggers Conference and are so appreciative to have visited all the different regions as part of various dinners, pre-trips, and post-trips. After the conference, Seven of Hearts (based in McMinnville, Oregon) sent me several wines to try and here I will discuss my three favorites. So I really enjoyed […]



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#WBC 2012 Portland – Pairing Food with Argentina Wine

“What are they serving at this buffet?” was the whisper for the opening kick-off morning of the 2012 Wine Blogging Conference. The buffet – starting at 10am and sponsored by Winebow – was labled an “Argentina Food & Wine Pairing Brunch.” Several participants wondered if we would be sitting at tables and if traditional brunch […]



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Comparing Pinot Gris from Alsace & Oregon, and Pinot Grigio from Italy

“I’ve never had a wine that could be altered in so many ways!” said a bewildered friend after blind tasting three different versions of the Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio grape. And it’s true … some might even call Pinot Gris/Grigio the multi-personality wine because of the way it takes on so many different expressions. This is […]



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Pinot Noir: Blind Tasting California, Oregon, and Burgundy

  Have you tried a themed tasting? In studying for my MW (Master of Wine) program, I typically ask wine stores to send wine blind (wrapped in bags) to try them with a friend before dinner and deduce what they are. Just recently, I decided to ask the stores to create "themed" tastings, which is […]



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Craggy Range Pinot Noir

    …. so by now, you’ve seen the film Sideways, tasted Pinot Noir, and count yourself as one of the varietal’s many fans. Yet do you like Pinot Noir from around the world, or just certain locations? Have you taught yourself to tell the difference between a Pinot from New Zealand and Burgundy? The […]