Rogue Valley Winery Kriselle Cellars ranch vineyards

Rogue Valley Winery Kriselle Cellars

Like many budding winemakers, it starts in the garage, and suddenly their hobby outgrows their abode and overwhelms their lives until they take the big dip to start a winery. This predicament rang true for Scott Steingraber, owner, and winemaker of Kriselle Cellars, Rogue Valley winery located very close to Medford. As a Civil Engineer,

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Walla Walla Wine L'Ecole

L’Ecole No 41: Pioneering Walla Walla Wine

A pioneering family helped establish the Washington Wine industry and Walla Walla as a prime wine region.  Foresight is the foundation of this family’s legacy. Not only are the Ferguson’s a fixture in the wine business, but their ancestors established the Baker Boyer Bank in 1869 in Walla Walla, making it the oldest bank in

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Sta. Rita Hills AVA © Cori Solomon

Day Tripping to Lompoc and Santa Barbara County for a Taste of Good Wine

It does not take much to entice my husband and me to drive up to the Central Coast to go wine tasting. Santa Barbara County has so many areas to visit, including Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, and Lompoc. The various appellations of Santa Barbara County open the door to many options for

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Best Wine 2020

Year In Review: Best Wine 2020

As a wine writer, 2020 took on a different significance in terms of wine tasting.  You might say enjoying a bottle of wine brought us to a happier place.  The virtual wine tasting was the norm and still will be in 2021.  Wine get-togethers with friends are now virtual.  Looking back at the wine I

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Virtual Travel

Virtual Travel 2020: A Journey to Eleven Destinations

The year 2020 took on a different role when it came to travel. Any travel that existed came to a halt in March. Local travel was acceptable, but the bulk of traveling took place virtually. I thought I would share my 2020 virtual travel year as I discovered many places I hope to visit in

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Dracaena Cabernet Franc

Dracaena Cabernet Franc: The Best in Cab Franc

Cabernet Franc Day, December 4th, has come and gone. However, the wine, Dracaena Cabernet Franc Classic and Reserve I enjoyed during a Grand Reserve Rewards Wine Tasting for this special day are still available. Owners Lori and Michael Budd would be excited for you to experience and learn why they love Cabernet Franc so much.

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TWA Hotel Interior Vantage

TWA Hotel: Going Retro In This Mid-century Masterpiece

Iconic architecture symbolizes both the past and our future. One such monument to midcentury construction is the TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport. This New York airport hotel is erected around the original flight center terminal designed by architect Eero Saarinen in 1962. TWA went out of business in 2001, and the terminal laid dormant

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Apalta Colchagua Valley Vineyard (c) Viñedos Veramonte

Primus Wine: The Best Of The Colchagua Valley & Maipo Valley

I first sampled Primus wines in 2016 while under the stewardship of a different winemaker. At the time, I sampled the 2014 vintage of The Blend and the Cabernet Sauvignon. It is interesting to see how a winemaker’s influence makes a difference in the wine and its style. I could see the difference in these

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Halleck Vineyard Sebastopol Winery © Mark Wegner

Halleck Vineyard: Discover the First Sebastopol Winery

The art of giving is part of the intrigue for Halleck Vineyard because philanthropy and outstanding wine go together in Ross Halleck’s mind. There is more to the story of Halleck Vineyard as they develop a community through wine, making this small Sebastopol winery a gem of discovery as you become part of Halleck Vineyard

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Thanksgiving 2020 Wines

Thanksgiving 2020: Four Wines To Enhance Your Holiday Feast

This year more than ever, we have a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. The challenges of this past year have brought families closer and made us reevaluate our lives. Although many of us cannot celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 together because of COVID, we can share wine on this holiday, whether in person or virtually.

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