Hale Pele, the Tiki Bar going into the old Thatch space at 2733 NE Broadway has announced an opening date of August 29th 2012. Located on NE Broadway, in the former space of Thatch Tiki Bar, Hale Pele will offer a list of classic exotic cocktails made with the finest ingredients and craft methods, as well as a list of … [Read more...] about Opening Date for Hale Pele Announced at Tiki Kon
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Twelve Oregon breweries have won awards at the 2012 World Beer Cup, held by the Craft Brewers Conference. In blind taste tests by judges from all over the world, beers from 799 breweries from 45 countries were tasted. Considering all the competition, Oregon did quite well, taking the following awards: Category 1: … [Read more...] about Portland Takes Six Awards in World Beer Cup for a Statewide Total of 12
Yup, you heard it right. Ian Hutcheon, a British astronomer, has introduced a red wine that contains... a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite. The meteorite from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is introduced into the wine just after a 25 day maloactic fermentation, and then blended with Cabernet. "The idea … [Read more...] about British Astronomer Markets “Meteorite Wine”
Food & Wine Magazine likes to post lists. Not only do they get people excited (and subscribing) in each city that wins, but they also generate tons of clicks as we click slog our way through never-ending slide-shows to find out who is on the list. This time the focus is "One of the 50 Best Bars in America". … [Read more...] about Clyde Common and Teardrop Lounge Named Two of “50 Best Bars in America”
I first sipped rosé in the South of France, so there was no choice but to fall immediately and deeply in love. I studied in Paris; during our late-summer break some friends and I vacationed in a small beach town near Béziers, on the Mediterranean coast. Immediately after ditching our backpacks at the budget hotel, my … [Read more...] about An Ode to Rosé Wine
Michael Alberty Takes a Look at Rosé Wines A few weeks ago I was pouring at a tasting where the lineup included a few rosés. As I tried to pour the first pink wine into one gentleman's glass he looked at me with that look of disappointment that told me we were about to have a conversation about rosé. It was the face … [Read more...] about Drink Pink Wine!
So what is it we want out of wine? That it tastes good, right? Oh, and if it doesn't empty our wallets that is certainly a nice bonus. This is especially true for yours truly, since the "stock option" plan for VINO employees consists of drinking leftover wine from weekend tastings. Luckily, there has never been a … [Read more...] about What Do We Want Out of Wine?
It frustrates me the way vintages are reduced to "good" and "bad". It’s not that vintage doesn’t matter – it can matter tremendously for many wines. But it’s a lot more complex than black or white. Take 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. The wines are gorgeous, but a little like me at the end of the work week – they’re … [Read more...] about Wine Musings: Vintages – “Good” and “Bad”