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Oregon Advent

Oregon Advent: Day 8
Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011

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“This is the place of places and and it is here.” ― Gertrude Stein Why did Cornerstone, a prestige Napa cabernet sauvignon maker venture north to Oregon to make pinot noir? Oregon is the place of places for pinot noir. Craig Camp of Cornerstone states, “The Napa Valley is one of the few perfect places […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 6
Siduri Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2012

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“Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” ― Anaïs Nin Wine Harlots profess, excess is best. When we reached out to Adam Lee of Siduri for a single bottle of Oregon pinot for the project, this is what he […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 5
Repeal Day Special Edition

Volstead Vodka

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<BR />Volstead Vodka

“…Customers don’t come to a bar for drinks, they come for the bartender. Any bartender worth a shit knows, this, but you, you stand there, got a one-word answer for everything: huh, uh, duh, yes, no, maybe. You make people feel like losers, like they’re your punishment from a jealous God or something. I swear, […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 2
Fossil & Fawn Pinot Gris 2013

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“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportsmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 1
Eyrie Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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“The whole thing is balance. Tannins, pH, alcohol — these things all have to be in balance. When it’s in balance, it’s going to live forever. That’s my take on it.” — David Lett Eyrie Vineyards is one of the flagship wineries in Oregon. On press tours they gleefully announce that the pioneers of the […]

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Oregon Advent:
How to Create Your Own Wine Advent Calendar

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For this project, we chose to focus on a wine region, Oregon, but you can do anything that suits your fancy. Countries, regions, places you’ve visited, a single producer or your favorite varietal. Or mix it up! The major cost is the wine. If you are buying $10 bottles of wine, the wine cost will […]

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Oregon Advent:
Thank You’s and Credits

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The Wine Advent Calendar has been germinating in my mind every since I started Wine Harlots. Profiling a bottle of wine each day in December — super-fun, right? I want to extend gratitude to everyone in the wine world who works so tirelessly at their craft, so I may have the opportunity to taste and […]

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