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  • Quarantine Diaries Day 2: Virtual Happy Hours

    So in these days of uncertainty, we’re all trying to cope. For us wine people, it’s no different. So how have we been coping? Virtual Happy Hours! What are Virtual Happy Hours? Just exactly what they sound like. Happy Hour done from the comfort of our own home using videoconferencing software such as Zoom or […]

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  • Quarantine Diaries Day 1: Life in the time of…Corona???

    …and no, not the beer. The world is an ever changing place. Especially now. We all know that SARS-CoVID-2 (aka CoVID-19 aka Coronavirus) is running rampant throughout the world. Which is scary. It’s placing us into an unprecedented time of unrest and the unknown. A lot of wineries and breweries are being hit hard by […]

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  • An Open Letter to the Women After Me

    Dear faithful readers: Please allow me to take this momentary detour. This letter is personal, and if it applies to you or someone you know, please seek out the appropriate resources. Domestic Violence is more than just a physical assault. It is emotional, financial, and psychological abuse as well. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233 YWCA […]

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  • Dining Al Fresco: A Night at a Classic Steakhouse

    **Disclaimer: I was invited to this dinner as a guest of Husum Riverside Bed and Breakfast. As always, my opinions are my own.** When you think steakhouse, what do you think? I often think of a formal atmosphere with blindingly white tablecloths, perfectly set tables, and a rich, dark interior. Well, take that thinking and […]

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  • The Universal Language of Wine:  Fullerton Wines

    “Great wine speaks profoundly, a universal language transcending any one culture.”  ~The Fullerton Family Have you ever heard of Fullerton Wines? If you haven’t, they are a small producer of elegantly crafted Pinot Noir and Chardonny based out of Beaverton, OR. The story of Fullerton Wines goes back to 1969. When 14 year old Eric […]

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