¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

by: Maribel, staff The boys and I decided to vacation in Mexico last summer.  We’ve done the beachy coastal resort thing many, many times.  When they suggested Mexico City, I was so excited.  As soon as I booked our flights, I started looking up restaurant reservations.  Mexico City…

Vietnamese Snake Wine

by: Katie, staff Last October a few girlfriends and myself had the luxury of traveling through Việt Nam…     We stayed for a night in an agricultural village by the name of Yên Đức, east of Hà Nội.  It was an incredible experience as we got to…

Our Top Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party

It takes all kinds… Here to illustrate that idea is our staff’s list of the top tips they have to offer for hosting a successful dinner party. Let us state: this was intended to help initially, but as most things go around here, it devolves into foolishness pretty…

How to Survive Wine Tasting!

Summer is fast approaching, and with the weather comes the mass exodus for wine country.  Our staff has taken some time to compile their personal tips & tricks for surviving a full day of tasting wines: Get a ride. Doesn’t matter if it is a limo, Über, Lyft,…

Decoded: Oregon Chardonnay

While Chardonnay takes a distant third place in plantings in Oregon (behind Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris), more interest, investment and development has continued to be behind growth and plantings of the grape to develop its market presence and the potential diversity of its stylings.  Oregon Chardonnay runs…

Decoded: Eola-Amity Hills

While we’ve dedicated most of the month to decorating the Pinots from Oregon, Chardonnay is the third most grown grape in the Willamette Valley, and routinely compared to the Chardonnays of Burgundy – which can be credited to Robert Drouhin who “discovered” the potential of Oregon soil in…