Category Archives: OREGON

Left Coast Cellars: Mea Culpa Wine

When somebody says ‘Europe’ I don’t think of Russia.  When they mention the Eastern seaboard, my mind does not conjure up an image of Boca Raton. Me, I’m from the Midwest.  The ‘mid’ part I get, but not the ‘west’: … Continue reading

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Pyrenees Vineyards Refuses To Make a Name For Itself

First of all, I should not be writing this column.  I have seven children and I am on all counts over the creative kick of naming things.  In fact, my youngest daughter is called  La’Taesha Ayala Tanquenika because I totally … Continue reading

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Cloudline Pinot Gris: Send in the (Mutant) Clones

Pop quiz, class: When is a pinot grigio not a pinot grigio? Answer: When it’s a pinot gris. In Italy, where the workhorse grape of Veneto and Friuli is generally vinified as clean, green and routine, the result is a … Continue reading

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