Pinot Gris

Oregon Advent: Day 18
Union Wine Co.
Underwood Pinot in a Can

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“Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.” — W. C. Fields No corkscrew? Union Wine Co. Underwood Pinot in a Can to the rescue!  Union Wine Co. was based on the premise that rejected the construct that […]

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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 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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Chef Matt Gordon’s Steamed Baja Mussels with Smoked Tomato Butter

photograph of a white porcelain bowl with Urban Solaces' matt Gordon's Baja Mussles with Smoked Tomato Butter heaped into the dish

Last week as I was creating the commentary of the Witness Tree Pinot Gris, I knew it would pair perfectly with the Steamed Baja Mussels with Smoked Tomato Butter that I often order at Solace & the Moonlight Lounge, but the internet didn’t provide a facsimile recipe to link to share with you. I published […]

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Witness Tree Pinot Gris Stand Sure Vineyard Willamette Valley 2010

photograph of Oregon Witness Tree Vineyard Pinot Gris Stand Sure Vineyard Willamette Valley white wine

“I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone.” — William Claire A sunny winter day on the beach. Rocky shore, the sun warming your face, the cold breeze buffeting your body and reminding you that even though the sun is shining, it’s not close to […]

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Innocent Bystander Victoria Pinot Gris 2009

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“Death is only going to happen to you once; I don’t want to miss it.” — Jim Morrison In the seconds before death, your life is supposed to flash before your eyes The last photo album of an innocent bystander. Some of us will be here for a long time. Others for just a good […]

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Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

“Champagne yes, philosophy no.”  —  Kit Moresby in Paul Bowles’  The Sheltering Sky This is a great domestic sparkler.  The color is a golden straw, with the requisite small bubbles.  The flavors are a crisp, but creamy, yeasty vanilla citrus blend.  Wine Harlots can’t get enough of this one, it’s especially good on a sultry summer […]

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