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Jan 28, 2010
Somehow my office posse got onto the subject of classic drinking songs.
Not my favorite, but I’ve always been partial to this one.
How about you drinking buddies? If you were making a mixed...
Jan 21, 2010
What better way to start the day than sipping whiskey straight from the barrel? I snagged an invite this morning to witness (and sample) some of the House Spirits-distilled whiskey that will be...
Jan 20, 2010
I’m up to my elbows in whiskey at the moment drinking buddies, but I wanted to drop you a quick note about Spints Alehouse, a new bar and eatery at 401 NE 28th Avenue, located in a former leather...
Jan 19, 2010
The nebbiolos of the Piedmont region of Italy are some of the most food-friendly wines out there. Here are a few of our favorites.
Jan 15, 2010
I’m currently slaving away on a feature for the magazine about Oregon-made whiskeys, so a large part of my work day of late has been taken up with research. High-level analysis of aroma, taste,...
Jan 11, 2010
One of my favorite activities—and indeed one of my very few god-given talents—is coming up with quick, catchy names for all sorts of things, and if I can squeeze in a pun, so much the better....
Jan 6, 2010
I’m not the craftiest bear in the woods, but here are some ornaments I can happily endorse.
I was having a few beers at Rontom’s with my degenerate friends the other night, and couldn’t help...
Jan 4, 2010
New Year's Thinking
Pardon me while I screw on my thinking cap.
I was at Dante’s on New Year’s Eve, awaiting the ceremonial emergence of a fresh 365-day interval. A sparkling clean 2010, as yet untainted by scandal,...
Dec 23, 2009
Home for the Holidays
If there was ever a holiday that required the drowning of sorrows, it’s this one. Being alone on Christmas day is right up there with prostate exams on the list of “life’s fun things,” so it’s...
Dec 21, 2009
So, what terrors await thee ’neath the Christmas tree this year? Horrible, horrible clothes? Music from a relative who has no idea what you like? The dreaded "gag" gift? (A Chia Pet is funny...
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