Oregon Wine Adventure – A Closeup Look at the Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Wine often expresses a sense of place.  Place is attributed to by a number of different factors:  layers of mineral deposits and sediments left after millions of years of geologic activity that contribute to different flavor profiles; climatic factors like temperature patterns & annual precipitation that have an effect on vine growth and, therefore,… Continue reading “Oregon Wine Adventure – A Closeup Look at the Eola-Amity Hills AVA”

Crushing It In Oregon – Active Wine Touring, Pacific Northwest Style

 The word “crush”, in wine terms, refers to pressing grapes after they have been harvested in order to extract all the lovely qualities out of them for our sipping pleasure.  The carbonated beverage, Grape Crush, brings up memories of sweet, candied soda pop…the sticky stuff that makes childhood dreams come true.  “Crushing… Continue reading “Crushing It In Oregon – Active Wine Touring, Pacific Northwest Style”