Entries by Tamara Belgard

East Willamette Wineries Capture Your Heart

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by Like a nomad in an unexplored land, feel like you’re discovering a whole new wine country in Oregon’s East Willamette Valley. On the east side of the Willamette River lies more than 1,500 acres of wine grapes and more than a dozen boutique wineries you’ve probably never heard of and must see and taste […]

@Crown Royal Inspiring Generosity

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by This Saturday, whiskey producer Crown Royal is inviting the Portland community to help create an outdoor mural to further beautify the Kerns neighborhood at NE Sandy and NE 23rd from 9am-6pm. Local artist, Gage Hamilton, created the outline for the mural and locals are invited to help fill it in with paint. The photo shown […]

Taste Dundee 2017

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by Coming up quick, this weekend in fact, is Taste Dundee, featuring 25 wineries pouring artisan-crafted wines from the Dundee Hills AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Last year Taste Dundee tickets sold out and this year is predicted to be even more popular! If tickets are still available, this event should definitely be on your […]

Oregon Pet-Nat: Your Ideal Summer #Wine

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by Uncovering Pét-Nat Purely unadulterated, raw and a little dirty Grab a bottle of Champagne and subtract all the pomp and circumstance. Take away the arrogance, snootiness, superiority, and what are you left with? A playful, non-intimidating yet quirky bottle of bubbly. Enter pétillant-naturel. Pétillant-naturel, more whimsically known as pét-nat, means… (read more at Oregon […]

Clone Survivors: Oregon Chardonnay Thrives as Wineries Experiment

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by Ask three different winemakers about which Chardonnay clones produce the best wines from Oregon, and you’ll hear three different opinions. From clones Dijon to Davis, from Mendoza to Draper, the roots of Oregon Chardonnay grow deep, and conversations about those clones runs deeper. Most agree that Oregon’s early attempts at Chardonnay production were somewhat… […]

Columbia Gorge Wines Come to Portland

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by On Friday, April 7, 2017, over 20 Columbia Gorge wineries will be pouring their wines at Leftbank Annex in Portland. From 6pm to 8pm wine lovers can enjoy some of the 45 premium grape varieties grown in the Columbia Gorge, socialize with winemakers and learn about this renowned wine region. Pre-sale general admission tickets are […]