Category Archives: wine

Old Cali Wine

This last weekend my older brother opened some special, very good, and darn old California wine! A 1996 Peter Michael Les Pavots; a left bank Bordeaux style blend, as well as a 1997 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. If you … Continue reading

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Wine Follies

The other night was a to be a night of grand wine, but an act of foolishness and the curse of Dionysus made for a very interesting evening. My older brother moved back to Portland just before the new year, … Continue reading

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Food Paired To Wine

All to often we seem to hear about proper wine pairing, but what do you do when you know what wine you already want to drink? Easy, just pair the food to the wine! Sometimes you have a special bottle … Continue reading

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Vinopolis

Well, its high time I wrote about my favorite wine shop ever. Located on SW Washington st. just above 10th in downtown Portland, lays a quiet giant. Giant cause in this beast is about 4000 cases of well over 1000 … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 11.28.2011

As the dust from one of my favorite holidays settles, it is easy to reflect on the long weekend as a whirl wind. Weather you traveled many miles to gather lots of family, partied with friends, or made a yummy … Continue reading

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Porchetta Pt. 2 11.27.2011

The night before Thanksgiving I roasted the porchetta that had been dry aging for four days. It turned out wonderful! Mahogany crackln, unctuous belly, and juicy loin. This roast is definitely going in my repertoire of feast meals, it is … Continue reading

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Sauternes 6.19.2011

It was a very long week, so yesterday I decided to treat my self to one of my favorite meals, meat and dessert wine. Sauternes is one of my favorite dessert wines, and if your not familiar it can be … Continue reading

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