3 Portland Restaurants in Wine Enthusiast top 100 Best Wine Restaurants Wine Enthusiast Magazine has just revealed their 2015 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America, and three Portland restaurants made the list: Ava Gene's Le Pigeon Muselet You can view the complete list here. Tastebud's long … [Read more...] about Tastebud in SW, Washington Post on Portland, Top 100 Wine Restaurants
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When I was 18, I clearly remember my dad saying that "life is too short to drink cheap wine". I'm sure he meant we shouldn't drink bad wine, and I've taken it as an anthem. I'd rather drink good wine occasionally than drink bad wine frequently. I thought of him today when I heard a story on CBS This Morning. … [Read more...] about Elevated Arsenic Levels in Wines – What it Means
Portland has so many wine shops it is easy to miss some of the best. Here is a guide to our favorites Last update 1/4/17 While many wine bars like Bar Avignon are gaining in popularity and exposure, Portland Oregon wine shops often fly under the radar of the public. Big retail stores like Fred Meyer’s, Zupan’s, New … [Read more...] about Guide to Portland Oregon Wine Shops
I've often been disappointed by a highly-rated wine. At the same time, I've found wines at the other end of the judging scale that I really liked. Over the years, it seems that my palate can vary from day to day, which can be really annoying when I open bottles of wine over a few weeks, and less impressed than … [Read more...] about Is Wine-tasting Junk Science?
Lots of wine shops come and go from the bottom of this list every year, but the top three always seem to be the same. New to the list this year is CorksCru on NW Broadway. The percentage spread between the top three is tightening, and they are all firmly entrenched at the head of the list. 2012: Cork Wine Shop, … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2013: Best Wine Shop in Portland
You may not have heard of the organization, but in 1977, the Court of Master Sommeliers was established to provide a worldwide certification of in the art, science and history that is required to become a sommelier. The exam is brutal. Over the past forty years, only 211 candidates worldwide have earned the Master … [Read more...] about The Movie “Somm”, Raises the Curtain on the Master Sommelier Exam
As a dog lover, a couple of events coming up this summer have caught my eye. The first is the "Canines Uncorked" License to Taste Passport and Wine Tour, which benefits the Oregon Humane Society. The event features complimentary wine tastings and activities for dog owners and their pets at more than a dozen … [Read more...] about Two Events Benefit Dogs and More!
By Ken Collura As a professional wine buyer and an active consumer, I'm inundated with ratings. Each major wine publication has seemingly hundreds of them each month. If that wasn't enough, they're encountered in big, bold numerals everywhere wines are sold. You'll see them in newspaper ads, on shelf-talkers, and … [Read more...] about I’m Rated Out! Do Wine Ratings Mean Anything?