Oregon (/ˈɒrɨɡən/ ORR-ə-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, north by Washington, south California, east Idaho, and southeast Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, the Snake River largely its eastern. Oregon's area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in Oregon Country in 1843, Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.It is the 9th largest and 27th most populous state. Its capital is Salem, third most populous of its cities.
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    • 5 Things You’ll Learn About Wine Tasting from Anthony Giglio

      Instead of focusing on wine tasting as some sort of elaborate, rigid routine fraught with ritual and stern judgement, wouldn’t it be nice if someone could just break it down for you via a few simple rules that maximize pleasure and learning while minimizing angst and consternation? I was witness to just that when, as an invited media guest at the Taste of Tulalip, I attended Anthony Giglio‘s g.

      Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink- 6 readers -
    • The Most Interesting Wines Of 2014

      The Most Interesting Wines of the Year – some of the more thought-provoking discussion here on these virtual pages have come courtesy of this annual list, compiled with a not insignificant amount of effort on my part in looking back on the crap-ton of wines that I had the pleasure (mostly, anyway) to have tasted over the last twelve months.

      1 Wine Dudein Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Thank You and Happy 8th Anniversary

    … loosely titled our conversations about wine, "#WineMuse Podcasts." I've become the wine "expert" on the podcast, which has forced me to learn even more about the world of wine. What a blast! Host Linda Reznicek is teaching me by example how to interview. We've spoken with many winemakers from Washington, Oregon, California, New York, Chile, France…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • Sparkling Surprises at Southeast Wine Collective in Portland

    … this wine from Chenin Blanc (from Yakima), Cabernet Franc and Gamay. Kate Monroe explained they chose these varietals for "lots of texture." This wine is not yet released and is a bit like a toddler. Just when you think you have a hold it shifts a bit beyond your grasp - slippery bugger. There is a definite orange zest and spice. We are excited…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 2 readers -
  • Sagrantino: The Insider's Italian Wine

    … and price often keep it under the radar. They shouldn't. Prices are comparable to fine Oregon pinot noir and less than most Napa Cabs. What better time than Christmas to splurge on an exciting, sure-to-impress Italian wine? And the best sagrantinos age beautifully for 15+ years in the cellar. I recently tasted an astoundingly deep and complex…

    Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun- 4 readers -
  • 2004 Cayuse Syrah En Cerise Vineyard – Bottle Notes

    … Cayuse was founded in 1997 by Christophe Baron, a native of France who grew up in family of winemakers in Champagne. Baron studied viticulture in Burgundy and Champagne, and had ambitions to make Pinot Noir in Oregon. However, on a visit to Walla Walla he found property that he believed would be perfect for growing grapes and decided to purchase…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • 2014: Favorite Sake Items

    … the amount of imported Sake. SakeOne, located in Oregon, grew by 8.4% to 89,000 cases. There is plenty of room for growth so we need to continue advocating for greater Sake consumption. Favorite Honjozo Sake: The Nyukon "Into Your Soul" Tokubetsu Honjozo, produced by the Musashino Shuzo, is made from Gohyakumangoku rice which has been polished down to 60…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Host Holiday Party for Charity

    … to an Oregon-based charity. The wine lineup included two Pinot Gris wines under $20 and four Pinot Noirs. The Pinot Noir wines ranged from $22 to $55 a bottle. Now the group has some real wine geeks and they provided the wine knowledge during each pour. We had a great lineup of small bites including flat breads, pâté and the usual assortment of cheese…

    Howard W. Hewittin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • Durant Vineyards 2012 Olivia Grace Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $60

    … Chad Stock of Minimus Wines in McMinnville is credited with developing this stunning Pinot Noir from the Durant family’s young Pommard block, planted in 2006. The 12-month program of 100% new barrel adds cola and baking spice notes but does not overwhelm the region’s tell-tale, high-toned red fruit profile. Cranberry and red currant aromas…

    Great Northwest Wine- 6 readers -
  • Donate your spare corks to a good cause this holiday season

    …://winesisterhood.com/2014/10/20/help-a-sister-out-this-holiday-through-corks4coats/ To read more about One Warm Coat, visit http://onewarmcoat.org Connect with the Wine Sisterhood: Facebook Twitter (Follow the project #Corks4Coats) Pinterest Google+ Connect with Dracaena Wines: Facebook Twitter Connect with Diaz Communications: Facebook Twitter This article was also published on Examiner.com. Please read others or subscribe to Michele’s articles by following this link. email Michele Francisco …

    Winerabblers- 2 readers -
  • Grilled Chestnuts, and Wine to Impress

    … You know the famous Christmas song, “Chestnuts roasting on your Weber grill… ?” Oh wait. Those aren’t the lyrics? Well, they are in my house, because we just can’t hold back from any opportunity to use the grill or smoker, even in the wintertime. Yes, even when it comes to roasting chestnuts for the holidays. The song, written in 1944…

    Vindulgein Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Jackson Family Wines buys South African vineyard

    Jackson Family Wines has expanded its recent buying spree beyond US shores by acquiring vineyards in South Africa's Stellenbosch region. A view of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Jackson Family Wines have bought vines in Banghoek Valley.Jackson Family has bought Fijnbosch farm, which includes eight hectares of vines, from the Engelage family for an undisclosed fee, a spokesper ...

    Decanter- 6 readers -
  • Argyle Winery 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $40

    … Considering that their regular Willamette Valley release is nearly four times the size, this is a reserve bottling for the Dundee, Ore., team of founding winemaker Rollin Soles and his successor, Nate Klostermann. They’ve held production of the reserve steady for a number of years, and this captures aromas of Rainier cherry, red plum…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 12 readers -
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