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Dirty + Rowdy at 18 Reasons

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Now this is how to throw a winemaker dinner. And this how to make wine. Last night in the Mission at 18 Reasons, Dirty and Rowdy held their annual chicken dinner, and what a playful and irreverent evening it was. It started with a (very) welcome glass of sparkling which was paired with a retro-cool […]

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Bargain Alert!
$7 Red from Portugal

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“No nation is drunken where wine is cheap.” — Thomas Jefferson Run as fast as you can to your local Trader Joe’s and stock up on the Tuella Douro red. It’s juicy, unpretentious and delicious — and with the price of $7, we recommend stocking up for summer entertaining. And it’s delicious. (Did we already say that? […]

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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 17
Remy Wines Lagrein 2011

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“For nonconformity, the world whips you with its pleasure.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Specializing in wines that aren’t pinot noir in the Willamette Valley takes a rebel heart. Enter Remy Drabkin. Remy grew up in the valley, and began working harvests at thirteen. The circuitous life-journey led Remy to a passion for Italian red varietals. […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 14
Lumos Pinot Noir Temperance Hill 2012


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“Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night.” — Victor Hugo “I believe that there is luminosity hiding in the shadow of the mundane. And things that hover at the periphery of our vision. If that’s […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 12
Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2012

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“I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” ― Langston Hughes French soul. Oregon soil. It’s the motto of Domaine Drouhin Oregon. The French are cooler than we are. It’s that whole savoir faire, […]

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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 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 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 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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