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CLASH OF THE PINOTS: OREGON VS. THE WORLD
"Oregon Pinot is Oregon Pinot BECAUSE it's not pretending to be anything else, but aiming be the best it can be." - nationally acclaimed wine journalist Bruce Schoenfeld at the Clash of the Pinots panel, exploring the differences and similarities between Oregon's pinot noir and red wine from Burgundy.
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CLASH OF THE PINOTS: OREGON VS. THE WORLD
"Pinot noir is like lingerie for the tongue."- Master Sommelier Andrea Immer Robinson at Clash of the Pinots: Oregon vs The World.
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CLASH OF THE PINOTS: OREGON VS. THE WORLD
The panel featured wine experts Scott Paul Wright of Scott Paul Wines, nationally acclaimed wine journalist Bruce Schoenfeld, Master Sommelier Andrea Immer Robinson, Savanna Ray of Wildwood, and David Paige of Adelsheim Vineyard.
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CLASH OF THE PINOTS: OREGON VS. THE WORLD
"Pinot noir is a chameleon with food. Give me four people, four different entrees, wanting one bottle. Oregon Pinot will work." - Savanna Ray of Wildwood at Clash of the Pinots: Oregon vs The World.
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WINE VS. BEER: THE REMATCH
Last year, the first Wine vs Beer battle ended in a tie. In 2013, these beer and wine experts battled it out again, winner takes all. The wine team: Randy Goodman of Portland's Bar Avignon and David Lynch of San Francisco's St. Vincent. Team Beer: Sean Burke of The Commons Brewery and Christian DeBenedetti, Portland-based beer writer.
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WINE VS. BEER: THE REMATCH
Wines and beers were paired with three cheeses hand-selected by Portland's star cheesemonger, Steve Jones. The audience was given a chance to vote for the best pairing during three rounds.
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WINE VS. BEER: THE REMATCH
To help the audience make their choice, teams Wine and Beer offered compelling arguments (and cheap shots at the opposition) during the tasting.
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WINE VS. BEER: THE REMATCH
After all the votes were tallied, wine beat beer, 2 to 1, settling 2012's tie score in vino's favor. Go wine!
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Three members of the Portland Matters panel: Andy Ricker (Pok Pok), Mike Thelin (Feast Portland), Karen Brooks (Portland Monthly)
"Off the radar of the national eye, Portland's culinary experimenters were given the freedom to break the rules." - Karen Brooks, Portland Monthly
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