• 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Oregon
  • Treated like Kings…err…well, actually Queens… – A Visit to King Estate Winery

    So after indulging us at the Wine Bloggers Conference with a delicious meal, King Estate provided us with the opportunity to come visit. I took them up on their offer and convinced my Mom, my good friend Sharon and my grandmother to come along on the 2.5 hour drive to Eugene to visit the beautiful […]