A while back our friends Inna and Igor - fellow wine afficionados - proposed a novel idea for a wine tasting: a side-by-side tasting of the same varietal - in this case, Pinot Noir. What made this proposal particularly novel is that all four wines would be from the same producer, Etude Wines. We have … Continue reading Gluttony Punished
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We traveled to Oregon in late September to drop off a kid at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Wrapped around that momentous event, we planned a series of adult activities for ourselves: wine tasting, visiting some nice restaurants, attending an Oregon football game, and staying at some wine country bed and breakfasts. This post is the … Continue reading A B&B That Serves Wine for Breakfast
Don Essig has been the public address announcer at Autzen Stadium, the football home of the University of Oregon Ducks, for the past 46 years. In 1990, umbrellas were banned at Oregon football games after fans complained about blocked views. Fortunately for the fans who attended that first umbrella-less game, it did not rain that … Continue reading A Fun Little Lie in Eugene, Oregon
A couple of months ago we "met" an Oregon winemaker named Jerry Sass on Twitter. At this point we can't remember if he followed us first or the other way around. But either way, after checking out his website we liked what we saw in terms of the winery's story and the approach to winemaking. … Continue reading A Lot of Sass In Willamette Valley
We spent nearly a week in Oregon at the end of September, a trip motivated by the need to drop our son off at the U of O. We decided to add a couple of days to the trip and visit some wineries and wine regions we have not been to before. One of the benefits of writing … Continue reading O, Oregon!