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Sarah Tunnell

Wine lover and student. I love finding great wines at fantastic prices that are affordable for anyone and everyone. Both Oregon and Washington have some amazing options and I look forward to sharing them with everyone. Cheers!

What’s In My Glass? Ste. Chapelle Chardonnay

Ste. Chapelle Wines have really knocked it out of the park. I love the Chateau series Chardonnay. Sip on this wine for the perfect accompaniment to any occasion!

What’s in My Glass? Bridgeview Pinot Noir

The 2010 Bridgeview Pinot Noir was not only at an amazing price, it was fantastic! Light bodied, yet bold – this wine really stands out. Oregon Pinot continues to blow me away, and the Bridgeview Winery knocked it out of the park with this one. Cheers!

Wine Tasting Adventure! Sweet Cheeks

Sweet Cheeks Winery, just a short drive from Eugene, has some phenomenal selections – with a killer view! For Frugal wine buyers, they have many options that won’t break the bank either. Cheers!

What’s In My Glass? A to Z Chardonnay

A to Z Wineworks is a producer of fine Oregon wines, right in the heart of it all. The 2013 Chardonnay is a fantastic find and has the crisp, freshness that I love from this varietal. What a great find. Cheers!

Underwood Wine: In The Can!

Underwood wines are simply delicious. Both their Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are available in the can, which is unique to Union Wine Co. based in Tualatin, Oregon. These wines are not only affordable, but fantastic.

The Frugal Wine Gal: Ponzi Riesling

The 2014 Riesling from Ponzi Vineyards is made right here in Oregon, and a total steal. It fruit forward, bright, and has the perfect balance of acidity. Drink this wine on your patio while the sun sets, or any time – it is that good!

The Frugal Wine Gal: Cinder Winery

Cinder Winery is producing some fantastic wines from the Snake River Valley in Idaho. A new and growing wine region, Idaho has a bright future ahead of it and has much room to grow. Cinder’s attention to detail and quality was truly inspiring. Each sip was delicious, and I cannot wait to try more from this fantastic. I present to you, the 2013 Laissez Faire White Table Wine. Cheers!

Wine Tasting Adventure: Archery Summit

Archery Summit is a producer of amazing Pinot Noirs that truly reflect the area that the grapes are grown in. The focus for this winery is estate Pinot Noirs primarily, but I fell in love with the 2013 Vireton Pinot Gris and the 2014 Vireton Pinot Noir Rosé. Perfect for any occasion and delicious, these are an excellent addition to any wine collection. Cheers!

Tasting Adventures at Remy Wines

Remy wines is a producer of fine italian varietals, in addition to a few tradition Oregon grapes. Located in the heart of McMinnville, check out their beautiful tasting room and sip on some delicious vino. Cheers!

What’s In My Glass? Vista Hills Pinot Gris

Vista Hills Vineyard and Winery produces fine varietals right in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The 2014 Treehouse Pinot Gris was just delicious from start to finish. Enjoy this with your favorite seafood dish on the patio. Cheers!

Wine Tasting Adventure: Montinore Estate

Montinore Estate is a producer of fine Oregon wines in Forest Grove. They have an amazing array of varietals, and grow all of their grapes in biodynamic and organic vineyards. They also have some excellent options at our frugal price point. Cheers!

The Frugal Wine Gal: Gilbert Cellars Rosé

Gilbert Cellars is a winery in Yakima, Washington producing some amazing varietals. The 2014 Rosé is a blend of 58% Mourvedre and 42% Grenache, and truly represents how delicious wines from this region can be. Cheers to delicious wine!

What’s In My Glass? Portlandia Pinot Gris

Portlandia is a producer of fine Oregon wines from the Willamette Valley. The award winning 2013 Pinot Gris is delicious, and at a great price point. Drink local!

The Frugal Wine Gal: Eola Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

Eola Hills 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is exactly the type of wine I love to share – fantastic, local, and affordable! If you are looking for a delicious big bodied red, than look no further. You can’t beat the bang for your buck here. Cheers!

What’s In My Glass? Oregon Blossom

Willamette Valley Vineyards has some incredible wines ranging from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rieslings. I have always loved their Oregon Blossom though for a great go-to Rosé wine. Sweet and fruity, this wine can satisfy any palette. Cheers!

The Frugal Wine Gal: Brandborg Riesling

Brandborg Winery is located in Elkton, Oregon among gorgeous rolling hills and the Umpqua River. The wines coming from this newly from American Viticulture Area are phenomenal. The 2012 Oregon Riesling is the first to have this new label, and is so, so delicious. Cheers!

What’s In My Glass? Erath Pinot Blanc

Erath is a producer of fine Oregon wines. Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc are some of their specialties. The 2012 Pinot Blanc was a knockout, I loved every sip. Cheers!

Behind The Wine: J.Scott Cellars

J.Scott Cellars is a producer of premium wines that are truly representative of Oregon. Originally from California, this winemaker brings over 20 years of skill and his love of the grape into each bottle. Jonathan Oberlander, Owner and Proprietor, sat down with me and we talked all things Oregon wine. Cheers!

Great Gift Idea: Wine Bottle Candles!

Bella Bevanda wine bottle candles smell delicious, and are a great gift idea for any wine lovers out there. You can find them at wineries and retail locations in Oregon and Washington. Cheers!

The Frugal Wine Gal: Evolution Sparkling Wine

Sokol Blosser is a producer of fine wines in the Dundee Hills. This is a family operated winery for over 35 years, and a staple of the Oregon wine industry. The Evolution Sparkling Wine is one of great quality, and at an amazing price point. Trust me, you will love this wine. Cheers!

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