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One of the reasons why Cabernet Franc is so interesting is because of its historical significance. It's one of the most important varieties in France, particularly in Bordeaux, and the Loire Valley, where Cabernet Franc reigns supreme. The grape is...
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Marc Hinton, Enobytes  Over the years I have attended a lot of charity events involving wine. This year, while in search of what I might finally declare, "Best Charity Wine Event in America," I think I finally found it. I...
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Rioja Wines  Portland's love affair for Spanish food and drink is flourishing. We have no shortage of great Spanish wine events--the Oregon Tempranillo Celebration, La Ruta PDX, and World Tapas Day, are just a few that give Portlander's an opportunity...
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Pamela Heiligenthal  This week I highlight some of the delicious wines from Oregon. As always, there are plenty of Pinot noirs to choose from, but don't forget about the audacious Chardonnay and other white wine blends from Southern Oregon. Outstanding...
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Pamela Heiligenthal  As cooler weather approaches, it's always fun to pull out fuller bodied wines that pair with richer dishes. This week, I tasted a lineup of delicious Oregon and Washington wines that pair with your favorite fall foods. They...
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Penner-Ash Wine Cellars   Celebrating 19 years of producing great wine, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars continues to embody the spirit and passion of a boutique winery. Husband and wife team Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash specialize in Pinot Noir and old-vine Riesling...
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Pamela Heiligenthal  Corbieres, Minervois and Saint-Chinian might be the darlings of the Languedoc, but growers and winemakers are working hard to upgrade quality across the region. New appellations like La Clape and Pic Saint-Loup, as well as many older regions...
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Separated by 59 appellations, the Loire region offers stylistic diversity, which gives you leeway to find something different without suggesting something too obscure. Pamela Heiligenthal  If you're looking for something other than Oregon Pinot noir or a delicious Oregon white,...
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Pamela Heiligenthal  This year kicked off the inaugural La Ruta PDX event, a gastronomic Portland festival that brings local and Spanish chefs together to encourage collaboration and mutual enrichment between two gastronomic cultures. The first edition of the event which...
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2015 Rain Dance Nicholas Vineyards Chardonnay is bright, round, complex and purePamela Heiligenthal  I'm really excited about Oregon Chardonnay. Stylistically, you can't compare them to California or Burgundy Chardonnay, and that's a good thing. They are a style of their...
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