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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Oregon’s Riedel Pinot Noir Stemware

A few months ago I became aware of the Riedel stemware which Riedel created specifically for Oregon’s Pinot Noir. This week I had the opportunity to use one of these glasses for a tasting. The bowl is large and the top flared. The flared top helps direct the aroma of the wine towards the nose. […]

Choosing Wine at a Wine Shop

On Saturday before Easter, we were planning a tomato pasta dinner for special guests. After looking at our wine cellar (wine shelves in a cool area) we discovered only white and fruit wines. There was nothing that seemed to pair with a tomato based pasta dinner. After our experience in Italy, we knew we liked […]

Should Restaurants Support Their Local Wineries?

Recently I was in a well-known restaurant. Taking a look at the two pages of wine offerings were some unique listings. Selections included wines from France, Italy, California and more. I was pleasantly surprised by the addition of wines from local wineries.  When tourists visit an area where wineries and vineyards are established, it certainly adds […]

Cathedral Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

The deep, dark ink color of Cathedral Ridge’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 wine and it’s definite cherry aroma makes this an intriguing wine. Slanting your wineglass one can see a purple hue edge on the wine. The taste is dry and crisp. With an alcohol level of 14.4 percent, this young, medium bodied wine is hot […]


Agricultural tourism is sometimes referred to as agri-tourism. Agricultural tourism is not a new concept. For a long time people living in crowded cities have sought to escape from the crowds and enjoy spending a day in the country. Farms provide numerous reasons for visiting. Whether visitors want to pick apples, visit a pumpkin patch, […]

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