Entries by Tamara Belgard

Innovation is the key to unique Limited Addition wines

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by In a practice that is hundreds of centuries old, employing new techniques is often not easy, or at least not easily embraced. That’s especially true in Old World wines, with their traditional methods perpetuated generation after generation. But in the New World, innovation is generally well received, especially in the Northwest, where traditions are […]

Troon: A vineyard reimagined

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by The expression, “What goes together, grows together,” is often used by chefs and winemakers to describe successful food and wine pairings. But in the case of Troon Vineyard, the expression also applies to their whole vineyard philosophy. Troon is a place where vines have been replanted using the biodynamic model, additional crops have been […]

Old world city slickers at Division Wine Co.

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by As is often the case, the start of a winery began with a sip. Thomas Monroe, co-owner of Portland’s Division Winemaking Co., says he and partner Kate Norris were initially inspired to create a winery in Oregon in the mid-2000s after tasting the dynamic yet restrained New-World-meets-old-winemaking-style of the Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs. The […]

Wine farms – A new trend in grape growing

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by You’re likely familiar with organic farming, and might even know about biodynamic farming, but Stephen Hagen, farmer of Antiquum Farm, does neither. Instead, he practices a technique he calls Grazing-Based Viticulture, incorporating a variety of rotating livestock to help manage his crops and provide nutrients for the vines. The result? Wines with a true […]

How to Eat Your Way Through Portland’s Pine Street Market: From slices of pizza to bibimbap, this is how hit all of Pine Street Market’s stalls in one go

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by In 2016, downtown Portland became home to some of Portland’s biggest names in a sprawling food hall. First conceived as a restaurant incubator of sorts, the Pine Street Market gave new and existing restaurants the opportunity to evolve in a large space with access to new customers and lower rent than a traditional restaurant. […]

Mencia makes its mark in the Columbia Gorge

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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 […]