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First Time Wine Tasting in Willamette Valley

I was in the Willamette Damnit! Given my love of Pinot Noir, I’d been trying to get over to Oregon to do some wine tasting in Willamette Valley for years. Years I tell ya! Well, I finally flew myself (my husband got to play too) out to Portland and headed

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Wine Tasting in Burgundy France for the Newbie

OK, so you FINALLY made it over to France. Perhaps you’re visiting Paris or are in the South of France somewhere on a beach. You’ve heard folks talking about French Burgundy and Bordeaux and all about the fancy villages and chateaus. But you don’t speak French, are a bit intimidated

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A “Good” Cheap Pinot Noir

A $7 Pinot Noir! And it was good! I always say how difficult it is to find a good Pinot Noir for under $20. Cheap Pinot Noir is tough! And to be clear, I just say this about Pinot Noir. Plenty of other good wines can be made for under $20

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A Bit of Wine Tasting in Uruguay and Buenos Aires

We were vacationing in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I knew my husband wasn’t going to let me drag him from extreme eastern Argentina to extreme western Argentina to try to make it to Mendoza in the same trip. So doing some research, I saw that I could fit in some

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Craving Carneros Pinot Noir

Many years ago I was on a business trip in San Francisco and my husband had come along to join the fun after the, er um, work. I recall sitting in the wine bar at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant trying to decide what to try. I absolutely love

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