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  • Wine Yakima Valley Events
  • Wine Yakima Valley An Overview
  • The Scenic Route Part 6 - Visiting Rioja in Washington and dinner at a gas station in Walla Walla
  • Entrance to Valdemar Estates Winery and Tasting Room
    The Scenic Route Part 6 - Visiting Rioja in Washington and dinner at a gas station in Walla Walla
  • The Scenic Route Flash Tour 2019 Day 6- One day 3 Washington AVAs
  • Vines on the top of Snipes Mountain at Roskamp Vineyard in Washington's Yakima Valley
    The Scenic Route Flash Tour 2019 Part 5 - One day 3 Washington AVAs
  • The Scenic Route - Flash Tour 2019 Day 5- Naches Heights and Yakima Valley
  • Wilridge Vineyard in Naches Heights AVA at Sunrise
    The Scenic Route - Flash Tour 2019 Part 4 - Naches Heights and Yakima Valley
  • Stems
  • Newburg OR to Bridal Veil, to Syncline Winery
    The Scenic Route - Flash Tour 2019 Part 3 - Columbia Gorge to the Yakima Valley
  • The Scenic Route - Flash Tour 2019 Day 4 - Columbia Gorge to the Yakima Valley
  • Map of the South West of France
    French Poets, Philandering Kings and little sweetness from Jurançon #Winophiles
  • Cowhorn Entrance Gate in the Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon
    The Scenic Route - Flash Tour 2019 Part 2 - Southern Oregon Applegate and Umpqua Valleys
  • The Scenic Route, a Flash Wine tour
  • The Scenic Route - Flash Tour 2019 Day 3 Girardet Vineyards
  • The Scenic Route - Flash Tour 2019 Day 3, Cowhorn Wine
  • The Scenic Route California to Applegate Valley
  • The Scenic Route, Vegas to Lake Tahoe
  • Beckham Estate Amphorae Project
  • Beckham Estate Vineyard, the Story
  • Elephant Mountain in Yakima Valley Washington
  • Yakima Valley Wine and Beyond
  • Owen Roe Harvest 2018
  • Owen Roe Union Gap Vineyard
  • Mary Hill Winery, Columbia Gorge AVA
  • The Scenic Route - Flash Tour 2019 - Part 1 Vegas to Southern Oregon
  • Illahe Vineyards, "1899" back in time
  • Illahe into the Cellar, out to the vineyard
  • Illahe Vineyards – Into the Winery, Episode 2
  • Illahe Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Episode 1
  • Los Hernández Authentic Tamales Union Gap Washington James Beard Award Winner
    Los Hernández - Great authentic food in the Yakima Valley
  • Beckham Riesling block
    Amphorae, riesling, Jura varieties and more with Beckham Estate Vineyard
  • magenta chair art
    Beckham Estate Vineyard - The story
  • 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