Archive for the Tag 'Pinot gris'


Road Warrior Survival Guide ~ It’s not about anything but common courtesy

Ah… common courtesy, will we ever all be in a room together and get along completely? In light of the recent incident, when a group of rambunctious women were removed from The Wine Train, I’m relaunching this story. While it’s a very funny look at wine behaviors, beneath it is “courtesy,” as a missing ingredient […]


Around the Wine World in Eight Days – New Zealand continued

Around the Wine World in Eight Days – New Zealand continued   Turkey – Tuesday Chile – Wednesday Argentina – Thursday France – Friday And we’re taking off the weekend, sightseeing in France Spain – Monday Germany – Tuesday Australia – Wednesday New Zealand – Thursday — and today’s continuation into Friday.   Today is […]


Around the Wine World in Eight Days – New Zealand

Today is the eighth day of Around the Wine World in Eight Days, so today is New Zealand. It’s also a lovely ending to a massive project that I decided to undertake. I’ve come to think of it as a self-inflicted education, due to the massiveness of it all. The most significant part of this […]


Wines appealing to the adverturer inside of you ~ Rocca Sveva

There’s a group called the Wine Century Club, of which I’m a member. All you need to do is track how many different varieties that you’ve enjoyed… even if those varieties are in a blended wine. It almost feels like cheating; but those are their rules, and rules are rules. When I started I thought, […]


Who doesn’t love a little black dress?

When I was graduating from the eighth grade, my mother took me from Maine (where I was growing up) to Boston, to get my graduation dress. We met my cousin Ann in the city, she came in from Stoneham, to give me fashion guidance. Plus, living in the Boston area, she knew all of the […]


Wine and getting my just desserts ~ baked and gluten free

Wine and my getting just desserts ~ baked and gluten free… Oh yeah and oh yummy! Wine is gluten free, in almost every instance… It’s listed as 20 parts per million. There are a few exceptions to this rule. On, regarding Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity In some cases, the culprit will be the […]


November update from our Oregon producer friends

I get to work with a lot of different wine companies, so I asked for a November update from our Oregon producer friends… I mostly wanted to know what harvest was like for them, even though some are still finishing up on harvest. This is why, I know, that the following wine companies were so […]


A wine and cheese primer

Here’s a wine and cheese primer for your food and wine events. After an entertaining and informative class at Charles Creek Vineyard with Bill and Gerry Brinton, and Laura Matrinez of The Artisan Palate, those of us who attended have a much better understanding and appreciation of cheese. In an earlier blog, I discussed what […]


Wine Writer Eric Degerman

Wine writer Eric Degerman and I met this past June. When I was organizing the Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, sponsored by Oak Knoll Winery, the team of Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue were called upon to deliver the keynote speech. I had heard about Andy, but Eric was a background singer for me, which I […]

Oregon Get your Gris On

Oregon, Get your Gris On ™ ~ Will you be there to be Foursquare? It’s coming right along…. On August 17 and 18, 2013, each winery below will be focused on their Oregon Pinot Gris…Oregon’s Other Pinot, with an Oregon Get Your Gris On!™ day. Oregon, Get your Gris On!™ ~ Will you be there to […]