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18 Feb Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It is a light-bodied grape and done well, it can be smooth and delicate. The flavor profile of Pinot Noir ranges from fruit-forward and plush to...

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03 Feb Chilean Wine

Wine production started in Chile in 1551, when the Spanish first planted grapes in their colony. 2500 miles long and only 109 miles wide, Chile's climate ranges from dessert to...

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28 Jan Wines of Portugal

Portugal is a land famous for their eponym, Port. But Port is not the only beverage made from grapes in Portugal. The Portuguese make some fabulous 'regular' wines too.  One of...

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13 Jan Spanish Wine

Want to know more about Spanish wine? Here's a little beginner's guide to some terms to get you started! Basic Terms: Tinto - In Spain, a red wine is called "tinto" Blanco - In...

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06 Nov Bordeaux

This past week at our staff meeting we talked all about Bordeaux. Each of us was assigned homework, then brought their facts about Bordeaux wines to the meeting, which we...

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15 Sep Pacific Northwest Wines

Oregon is growing fantastic representations of cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. Importations of French clones have made for unique wines from mostly small, family-owned,...

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15 Aug Rosé

Rosé… not pronounced like the flower, but rather as “ro-zay” is a pink-hued wine made from (mostly) red wine grapes (like Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah and Monastrell) that are pressed...

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28 Jul The History of Hard Cider

Apples trees were grown in England even before the Romans arrived, and the Romans brought organized cultivation. As apples grew better than grapes in the cool northern climate of England,...

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