• One Glass
  • 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 […]

  • Clark County
  • FareStart Dinner in Pictures #IFBC15

    In the months leading up to IFBC, the Facebook group for attendees and alumni was buzzing with excitement. And who wouldn’t be excited? IFBC is one of the best conferences there is! One of the topics of conversation was a dinner at FareStart. The idea behind FareStart is really awesome. They train adults who are […]

  • In My Backyard
  • Kudos Wines – An affordable and great introduction to Oregon Wines

    According to Merriam Webster, the word “kudos” means “praise or respect that you get because of something you have done or achieved”. For Laurent Montalieu, this word takes a new meaning. Providing quality wine at affordable prices is always a key way to introduce folks to new wines and regions. With nothing over $35 a […]

  • In My Backyard
  • A Day In the Willamette Valley: Youngberg Hill

    I live within an hour of the Willamette Valley. Being so close, you’d think I would spend plenty of time down there, exploring wineries, meeting the producers and consuming plenty of delicious Pinot Noir. And I do…but I, like everyone else, get stuck in a rut. I don’t take the time to truly explore the […]

  • Holidays
  • A Thanksgiving Wine Primer

    Thanksgiving is, by a foodie standard, the orgasmic holiday. Everyone stresses the perfect turkey, the perfect sides, the perfect desserts and the holy grail…the perfect wine pairings. The typical Thanksgiving dinner has a myriad of flavors. Turkey. Mashed potatoes. Green bean casserole. Macaroni and cheese (that may just be my family…). Stuffing/dressing. Cranberry sauce. An […]

  • California
  • A Triple Header – 3 Wines from winechateau.com

    I was presented the opportunity to taste some wine from Wine Chateau, a retailer with both a brick-and-mortar presence in Metchuen, NJ & South River, NJ and an online storefront as well. I was sent three wines, an Italian Cab/Merlot blend, a California Cabernet Sauvignon and a California Pinot Noir. The first wine was the […]