Discover Willamette Valley Through the Ribbon Ridge AVA

One of the hardest things when visiting the Willamette Valley is deciding where to taste. While that’s the case for many wine regions, I find it particularly true for the Willamette Valley. It’s a region dominated by one varietal – Pinot Noir – so how do you even begin to

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A Taste of Longevity Wines

Here we are 3 weeks into January 2022 and I haven’t written a thing nor posted anything on social media. Did I miss it? Nope. Not even a little bit. It was the break I didn’t know I needed, but really did need. I even had half of a dry

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Tasting the Finger Lakes Through Ravines Wine Cellars

Y’all, I am smitten! And I’m long overdue for this level of “smittenness.” I’m not sure if that’s really a word, but I’m not going to look it up and we’re just going to go with it. Work with me here.

Living in Houston, I have access to an amazing

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My 12 Most Memorable Wines of 2020

And here we are, the end of 2020 and the time when I share my most memorable wines of the year. Categorizing anything as “most memorable” in a year like 2020 is certainly no easy feat. Seems forever ago that on January 26 I was so devastated to learn of

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Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Tantalizes the Tastebuds

Perched on southeast-facing alluvial terraces of the Santa Lucia Mountains near California’s Monterey Bay is one of California’s most exquisite, yet under the radar wine growing regions – the cool climate Santa Lucia Highlands (“SLH”) AVA. And the wines are spectacular!

The Santa Lucia Highlands

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