Entries by Tamara Belgard

Mencia makes its mark in the Columbia Gorge

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by If you’re a fan of Spanish wines, you’re going to love this! And if you’re a fan of wineries that take risks to bring consumers something unique, you’re going to love it even more. Experimentation is at the core of Oregon wine grape growing. After all, it’s what started the Pinot Noir movement in […]

4 Questions with Alex Fullerton of Fullerton Wines

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by The Fullerton family of Portland’s Fullerton Wines believes that great wine speaks profoundly; it’s a universal language transcending any one culture. And as a family that speaks many languages, it’s no surprise that wine has become a favorite language to connect, speak and share with others. After Alex Fullerton graduated from the University of Oregon in […]

Digging up the dirt on Oregon truffles

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by The elusive truffle is like buried treasure. If only we had a map to guide us to them. The pungent yet marvelous aromas the ugly little culinary nuggets emit — mustiness, garlic, earth, sweat — don’t sound or look appealing. But these gems of the kitchen are expensive and highly sought-after for a reason; […]

Local is the Word at Long Beach’s First Distillery

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

by When relationships with local farmers become the foundation of a distillery, you know you’re on to something tasty. Like those that were the inspiration for starting Adrift Distillers, located on the Long Beach Peninsula in southwestern Washington, a sibling distillery to the popular Adrift Hotel. “The distillery started with us wanting to do a cranberry liqueur,” […]