Oregon Advent: Day 11
Adelsheim Vineyards
Elizabeth’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

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“Wine enters through the mouth, Love, the eyes. I raise the glass to my mouth, I look at you, I sigh.” ― W.B. Yeats Iconic wine. Iconic label. The image on the label is the Adelsheim’s daughter, Lizzie, drawn by her mother, Ginny. Her father, David, talks about the origin of the labels, branding and […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 10
Lange
 Estate Winery & Vineyards
Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay 2013

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 Estate Winery & Vineyards<BR />Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay 2013

“Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.”  — Ludwig van Beethoven Of course the Wine Harlots are going to talk about the wine affectionately named “lingerie chardonnay” by winemaker Jesse Lange, which we assume means […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 9
Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer Umpqua Valley 2012

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“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  ― Albert Camus The Brandborg Gewürztraminer is like drinking the end of summer, the heady scent of roses, the dusky sweetness of apricots with a hint of lemons. Wine Folly opines gewürztraminer is like the grown-up version of moscato. […]

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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 7
Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2013

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“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ― Steve Jobs When Elk Cove Vineyards was founded in 1974 in the Willamette Valley, there were fewer than […]

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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 4
Kramer Vineyards Celebrate! Müeller-Thurgau Sparkling 2013

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“This new resolve gave her a sort of light-headed self-confidence: when she left the dinner-table she felt so easy and careless that she was surprised to see that the glass of Champagne beside her plate was untouched. She felt as if all its sparkles were whirling through her.” ― Edith Wharton, The Mother’s Recompense Kramer […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 3
Willamette Valley Vineyards Bernau Block Pinot Noir 2012

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“It’s nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don’t want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it’s a little like saving sex for your old age.” ― Warren Buffett What to get a wine lover for Christmas? Invest in Willamette Valley Vineyards. Often people buy wine as […]

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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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