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  • Carhartt 2018 Savignon Blanc bottle shot with apple, lemon zest and honeydew melon
    Tasting blind - globetrotting at home
  • Map of Italy
    A tale of two Malvasia Biancas
  • Le Cocagne Rosé of Pineau d'Aunis from Coteaux du Vendômois 2018
    A Loire rosé, a Bordeaux from Pommerol and…..cheese #winophiles
  • Sparkling Vermentino - "tears of laughter and joy"
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
    Faults in wine
  • Wine Faults
  • So wine is made of 5 major components that go through some chemical changes, fermenting and such and create the tasty libation that we have all grown to love in all of it's many forms.
    The chemistry of wine
  • Wine Composition and Chemistry
  • Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses - courtesy Gérard Bertrand
    Exploring the Grand Terroir of Gérard Bertrand with Tautavel and La Clape
  • Willamette Valley Wine Country panorama
    It's Oregon Wine Month
  • Map Yakima Valley 2019 courtesy of WineYakimaValley.org
    Elephant Mountain Vineyard in Yakima Valley's Rattlesnake Hills
  • Yakima Valley with Co Dinn and Kerry Shiels
    Yakima Valley Seminar
  • Panoramic view of countryside and vineyards in Chablis
    Mont de Milieu Premier Cru Chablis from Simonnet-Febvre and Pôchouse #Winophiles
  • Hopsteiner Talk with Nicholi Pitra at Yakima Valley Flavor Camp, a view of Hops on the Vine
    Yakima Valley Hops with Nicholi Pitra
  • Reading Steven Laine's Root Cause by the beach.
    Guilty pleasure - wine reading on the beach - Root Cause
  • Tieton Cider Works, in Yakima Valley Washington
  • Barrel Tasting with Rudy Marchesi at Montinore Estate
  • Montinore Episode 4 Biodynamics
  • Montinore Estate Vineyard, Episode 3
  • Montinore Vineyard Episode 2
  • Montinore Vineyard, Episode 1
  • Oregon Wine Trailer
  • Cadaretta
  • Owen Roe's Union Gap Vineyard - A tour with David O'Reilly
  • Whole berries in a fermentation bin at Owen Roe Winery in the Yakima Valley
    Full fermentation bins! A walk inside Owen Roe Winery at Harvest.
  • Illahe Vineyards Cellar Skylight
    Illahe into the Cellar, out to the vineyard and back in time
  • Vista Hills and the Uncommon Wine Festival 2018
  • Leah Jorgensen, Are you baking blueberry pie? Nope, that's my Malbec
  • Leah Jørgensen Cellars 2017 Rosé of Cabernet Franc
  • "Tour Rain" Vin Rouge - Leah Jørgensen Cellars
  • Blanc de Cab Franc....What?
  • Southern Oregon Sauvignon Blanc from Leah Jørgensen
  • Les Fa'Bulleuses cartoon
    Where are the Women in Champagne? #Winophiles
  • Grapes of Southern Oregon with Leah Jørgensen
  • Leah Jørgensen Wine - inspired by the Loire Valley
  • Maloof Wines: 2017 Beckenridge Vineyard Gewurztraminer
  • Maloof Wines: Where ya pjs at?
  • Maloof Wines: 2017 Nemarniki Vineyard Riesling
  • Ross & Bee – Maloof Wines
  • Deven Morganstern is making a Joyful Noise
  • Wine, Art & Hedonism with Libertine Wines Alex Neely
  • Fossil and Fawn, 2017 Do Nothing, 100% Mondeuse Noir
  • Jim & Jenny - Fossil and Fawn, Willamette Valley Oregon
  • A Cheerful Note with Ariel Eberle, the story behind the label
  • 2013 A Cheerful Note Pinot Noir
  • A Cheerful Note with Ariel Eberle, the history
  • Esther Glen at the Uncommon Wine Festival 2018
  • Croquettes de Brandade
  • Yakima Valley Wine
  • Illahe Vineyards
  • Daniels Artisan Washington Cheese
    Yakima Valley - Wine and beyond with Wine Yakima Valley's Flavor Camp
  • Illahe Vineyard Tasting room
    Illahe Vineyards – Into the Winery
  • Illahe Vineyard Tasting room
    Illahe - flowers, deep roots, happy cows and birds...oh and wine grapes.
  • a map of the wine regions in Provençe
    Curled up with a Bandol and a book - #Winophiles
  • Illahe Panorama
    Crushed Grape Chronicles & a visit to Illahe Vineyards
  • Montinore_Estate_Stephen_Webber
    Barrel Tasting with Rudy Marchesi at Montinore Estate
  • Biodynamic logos on labels
    Fabulous French Biodynamic Wines and some Exquisite Pairings #Winophiles
  • Biodynamics at Montinore Estate
  • The Amazing Sarah Tracey of The Lush Life
    Pairing with Bubbles - Gloria Ferrer and the amazing Sarah Tracey
  • Tablas Creek 2009 Espirit de Beaucastel Panoplie
    The 12th Day arrives...2009 Esprit de Beaucastel Panoplie & Duck
  • Larner Ballard Canyon Syrah
    On the 11th Day - A Ballard Canyon Syrah from Larner & Beef Stew
  • Bonny Doon beach
    On the 10th Doon of Wine...short ribs and Syrah from Bonny Doon
  • Ad Beckham 2016 Amphora Pinot Noir
    Day 9 of the 12 Days of Wine with Beckham Estate AD "Creta" Pinot Noir & bacon wrapped dates
  • Leah Jørgensen Cellars, Blanc de Cabernet Franc,
    On the 8th day…a Cabernet..well a Cabernet Franc…a Blanc de Franc at that.
  • Maloof Wines. Where ya Pj's at
    The 7th day Pizza & wine in your PJ's
  • Joyful Noise 2015 Pinot Noir
    On the 6th day there was Joyful Noise
  • Montinore Estate Muller Thurgan 2014
    Day 5 Müller Thurgau from Montinore Estate and crab and celery root crostini
  • Montinore Vineyards driveway trees
    Montinore Vineyards
  • Kooky Varieties
    Fossil & Fawn- the wines
  • Leah Jørgensen Cellars
  • Illahe Vineyard
    Illahe Vineyards - Stepping back to a simpler time
  • Libertine Wines, Alex Neely
    On the 3rd day we pair Riesling with a Tamales!
  • Maryhill Viognier With Thai Food
    On the Second Day a Viognier
  • Montinore 2014 Muller Thurgau
    12 Days of Wine, a holiday wine List.
  • The wines of Vignobles & Signature for our French Style Season Dinner
    Un repas de Noël pour les fêtes de fin d'année (A Christmas Dinner for the end of the year celebrations)...with wine. #Winophiles
  • Fossil & Fawn 2017 Oregon White Win
    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Gerwürvignintocloniger!
  • Montinore Estate - About the wines
  • Illahe Vineyard in the proposed Mount Pisgah/Polk County AVA
    Soupe aux choux and a Grüner Veltliner from Illahe
  • Willamette Valley Map courtesy of Willamette Valley Wine Association
    Montinore - the deeper history
  • Montinore Vineyards Entrance
    Montinore Estate - a recent history
  • Oregon Wine Country
  • Cranberries Orange Rosemary
    Giving thanks for a quiet kitchen
  • Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé.
    A Sparkling Rosé by any other name…just might be a Crémant - #Winophiles
  • Pierre Sparr Crémant d'Alsace
    Crémant d'Alsace perfect for a country picnic (maybe in the living room)
  • A little Sleight of Hand with dinner at Doubleback
  • Stunning views and happy wine writers at Cadaretta's Glasshouse at the Southwind Vineyard
    Dinner with a view - Cadaretta
  • Uncommon Wine Festival 2018 at Vista Hills Winery
  • Vista Hills Vineyard and the Uncommon Wine Festival 2018
  • Map of LIrac
    Lirac – Castles, Keeps, Wolves & Divas in the Southern Rhône
  • Equestrian Wine Tours Oregon
    Are you baking blueberry pie? Nope, that's my Malbec.
  • Leah Jørgensen Cellars 2017 Rosé of Cabernet Franc
  • Yakima Valley Cheese Plate
    WBC18 in Walla Walla the Sweeping Overview
  • Leaving Lake Tahoe
    #WBC18 Crushed Grape Chronicles Travel Log Day 2
  • #WBC18 Crushed Grape Chronicles Travel Log(Day 1)
  • Blanc de Cab Franc....What?
  • Southern Oregon Sauvignon Blanc from Leah Jørgensen
  • Oregon-Wine-Walla-Walla-Valley Courtesy of Oregon Wine Board
    Washington Wines and beyond with #WBC18
  • 2016 Oregon "Tour Rain" Vin Rouge
    "Tour Rain" Vin Rouge - Leah Jørgensen Cellars
  • Oregon-Wine-Map-Southern-OR-AVA Courtesy of Oregon Wine Board
    Grapes of Southern Oregon with Leah Jørgensen
  • Leah Jørgensen - Pirate Princess and Winemaker
    Leah Jørgensen - Pirate Princess and Winemaker