• Clark County
  • Turning Male Bovine Excrement into Filet Mignon: In Defense of IFBC 14

    There’s a post out there that is critical of IFBC after the author attended a whole whopping two sessions, then walked away. The first two, to be exact, based on what this person wrote. The two kick off sessions and you discount the conference. Yeah…um, let me insert the popular photo of McKayla Maroney here. […]

  • Clark County
  • An update on my open letter to the Board of Clark County Commissioners

    The Board of Clark County Commissioners hold weekly public meetings. On Tuesday, July 2nd, they met and announced that the proposal that would severely impact the Clark County wine industry had been tabled, pending more research by the Commissioners and their staff AND give the opportunity for more public comment! They will meet again on […]

  • In My Backyard
  • Lunch with Planeta Winery – A Journey to Sicily without the Jet Lag!

    So shortly after WBC, I got an email from the rep from Palm Bay International, who is the US importer for Planeta Winery, asking if I’d like to join them for lunch at Portland’s Serratto Restaurant. I had some use-it-or-lose-it time from work to utilize as I wished, so I said, “Sure!” Now, I seem […]

  • In My Backyard
  • WBC12 – Day 1 – Just another Thursday in the life of a blogger…

    So the Thursday before WBC 12 was pretty low-key for me. Lunch at Mother’s Bistro with the lovely ladies behind Virtual Wine Bar and Crushworthy Wines. A tasting of Two Shepherds Vineyards offerings. An opening reception from the Oregon Wine Board. Ya know, just a normal Thursday for a wine blogger. 😉 The highlight of […]