There is a lagoon famous all over the world that attracts millions of tourists every year. There is a city built on sand that inspired movies, books and intriguing love affairs. There is a port that made history worldwide. There are buildings that endured centuries, wars and domination. There is a unique culinary experience that accompanies it all.
The Southern Willamette Valley has some awesome wine industry growth right now. One of my favorite local producers is William Rose. They produce their wines right in the heart of Eugene, and sell it right off 5th and Lincoln at their location, The Oregon Wine Lab.
Trying to pair a dish with Sauvignon Blanc? Try teriyaki chicken! The sweetness of this delicious Japanese sauce pairs excellently with the crispness of the Sauvignon blanc. Enjoy!
Coming up on February 7th there is the 5th annual Heart of Willamette Wineries Barrel Tour. This event features 4 different wineries with some amazing food pairings. Be sure to act fast though - this event sells out quick!
This week I saw a single varietal wine from Eastern Washington that caught my attention. A 2011 Merlot? For under $20? I had to give it a shot, and I am so glad that I did.
Erath is one of the founding wineries of Oregon. Pick up a bottle of their delicious 2013 Oregon Pinot noir today, well within our frugal budgets. Cheers!
Riedel stemware is a great investment for any wine lovers collection. They might be fragile but they sure help wines taste their best. Cheers!
Cabernet Franc is commonly used for blending in wines, but it sure does do well on it's own. Oregon has many options of this delicious varietal, check them out!
The Essential Scratch & Sniff Wine Guide is a great addition to any wine drinkers collection. Full of interest facts and scents, it shows that there is so much to learn whether you are a beginner or an expert on wine.
Need a creative way to use up that "not so new" opened bottle of wine? Wine Jelly!