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Aug 14, 2012
If any wine suffers from an identity crisis, it’s port. People have somehow gotten the idea that this rich, sweet fortified wine only keeps company with heavy desserts, cigars and boorish men in...
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May 19, 2009
Since David Lett of the Eyrie Vineyards planted the Willamette Valley’s first pinot noir 40 years ago, the Burgundian grape has become the sine qua non of Oregon wine. The state’s pinots rival in...
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May 19, 2009
With due respect to James Brown, when it comes to making wine, ours is not a man’s, man’s, man’s world after all. A look at the preeminent producers in Oregon viniculture confirms that the ladies...
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May 19, 2009
Believe it or not, there was a time not long ago when a wrong turn into the "organic section" sent the average shopper fleeing for the safety of canned green beans and frozen french fries. But...
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May 19, 2009
With so many wine bars and tasting rooms at our disposal, we Portlanders are no strangers to wine tasting. But while many of us may understand the difference between a pinot noir and a pinot gris,...