Category Archives: Wine Tasting

Living it Up Down Here in Southern Oregon

It has been a  trip. Literally.  Move from a town north of Seattle to a town west of Medford. The last time I wrote was quite awhile ago; so many events and life changes have come between me and my … Continue reading

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RED Mountain: The Big, Bold & Tiny AVA

Located on the Eastern edge of Yakima Valley, this AVA established in 2001 has properties that lend itself to growing stressed vines bearing small berries of high tannin content.  The primary grape varieties planted include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Sangiovese, … Continue reading

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2015 is here and I have made some Wine Blogger Resolves.

First, I have have been reading the Top 100 lists of  2014 in various magazines, the Drunken Cyclist (a fine Word Press wine blogger) just posted his Top 10 and they are doozies! So you would think I could come … Continue reading

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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Tasting – Newberg Art Walk and Wine Notes -Part 2

This continues the highlights from  my first pinot noir journey into the northern Willamette Valley.  Located about 25 miles south and west of Portland, you wend your way up the low hills, covered by vineyards, fir trees and white oak. … Continue reading

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Mr. X’s – Open That Bottle Night

I consider myself an unpretentious wine appreciator, but I find that as my palate is becoming more honed, I am hampered by the budget of a single working lady. With few exceptions I buy within my own wallet limitations. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Taste Washington – The largest national single-region Wine Event was awesome!

April 29th was a typical Seattle Spring Saturday that started out with windy conditions and rain. That was quickly forgotten once you entered the halls of  the Century Link Event Center. The air is fragrant with wisps of sweet and savory … Continue reading

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The Best Sunset of My Life

  Sipping coffee watching the Travel Channel this morning, I realized that I have not achieved something that should be on everyone’s bucket list – the best sunset of my life. I have seen some pretty ones, even some beautiful … Continue reading

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