In This edition of Wine Down Eugene, we've got another great Frugal Wino entry from Sarah Tunnell. Originally published a year ago, Sarah was spot on then and it's perfect for now.
We eat, sip and celebrate while watching the festivities unfold in New York City's Times Square via Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. It's become a tradition - one we look forward to each year. With tradition comes appetizers that are so immensely enjoyed by everyone that they must be made each year.
I love Oregon Pinot Noir. Its diverse terroir driven characteristics and fresh, pure berry and earthy deliciousness; combined with, unmatched complexity, depth and elegance, enable each wine and vintage to be individually exciting, exclusive and unique.
From Champagne in France and Cava in Spain to Sekt in Austria and Asti in Italy, different terms for sparkling wine indicate the wine region where the sparkling wine was produced. Here in Oregon, we simply call it Oregon Sparkling Wine.
Changes are happening all over the South Willamette Valley, and from my own personal experiences, change is always good.
The worlds leading wine-related socially interactive website, Snooth.com, invited a group of top wine and food bloggers to attend a weekend filled with tasting world-class wines.
Wow, this is the 100th issue of Wine Down Eugene! For a total of 100 weeks, I've been bringing the readers of Eugene Daily News a weekly listing of wine related happenings and events at local shops, restaurants, bars and wineries.
Last week, my husband and I drove up a twisting road lined with tall banks of snow, to an elevation of 6,000 feet, where the historical Timberline Lodge is perched on the side of Mt. Hood.
I used to think that wineries sort of slowed down during the winter months, the perfect time for a well deserved break between harvest in the fall and bud break in the spring.
I'm off to McMinnville Wednesday morning for a two day wine tasting extravaganza, where I will be focusing on two Willamette Valley AVA's (American Viticulture Areas): McMinnville and Yamhill-Carlton.