There's just something about sipping a summery chilled Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc while looking out over the vineyards and/or valley. And although our urban wineries, like Territorial Vineyards and Wine Company and LaVelle's Tasting Room at the 5th, don't have valley or vineyard views, they do offer outdoor seating where people watching can be a great form of entertainment while enjoying a glass of chilled white wine.
Wine Down Eugene for June 6-12. A legacy lost is one never to be forgotten, and one that will always live on in Oregon; Edward J. King Jr: August 8, 1921-June 3, 2012.
Ahhhh, Spring is in the air...or so we all thought. Two days ago I was admiring the daffodils and blossoming trees. Today, the second day of Spring, those same flowers and trees are blanketed in about 6 inches of snow.
Wine Down Eugene - Dec. 28 - Jan 3, 2012. Whether you're going to ring in 2012 with a French Champagne, a Spanish Cava, an Austrian Sekt, an Italian Prosecco or an American Sparkling Wine, it's all bubbly, and the sound of a popping cork from a sparkling wine bottle is like none other.
“Making wine is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, and all the pieces must fit together to create a picture. Once all the pieces are together, the further away you get from the picture, the better the picture gets; it becomes seamless and whole.”
Julia Crowley's Wine Down Eugene: August 31- September 6
What's a Pinot Smack Down you say? It's a knock-down, drag out, 24 hour global brawl over what region has the best Pinot Noir. Thousands of people from around the world join up on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets for one 24 hour period to taste, review, and rate Pinot's from their favorite regions.
As we weather this shifting economic landscape, one that seems to be following Eugene's current weather patterns, we return to certain community rituals which revive faith in our fellow man and remind us that we may be struggling but we aren't alone.