Category Archives: Tasting

A serendipitous day in wine country – Part II

When I lived in Portland last summer to intern at the art museum, I began to cultivate a great love for the food cart scene. Now that I’m living there, I have graduated from merely a lunchtime cart goer to … Continue reading

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A serendipitous day in wine country – Part I

I could not have asked for a better trip to Oregon wine country than what I experienced this past Sunday. I ventured into the Willamette Valley as I have done so many times before with experience guiding my expectations. However, … Continue reading

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Simple Pasta Dinner & San Greal

What could be more satisfying after a busy day than tossing together pasta, cheese, and pepper, and grasping a half hour of personal reflection before delving into homework? I played off of a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, one of my … Continue reading

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My Last Tango with Lo Tengo

Lo Tengo Malbec 2008 beckoned to me from the shelf in my local grocery store, a great little place called Capella Market that sometimes features ridiculously good wines at ridiculously good prices. This Malbec hails from Argentina, is produced by … Continue reading

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Day Trip to the Dundee Hills Wine Country

Good friends? Check. DD? Check. Gas in the tank and yummy munchies? Check. Plenty of cash to spend on wine tasting in Dundee Hills? CHECK. This past Saturday, the boyfriend and our friends, Travis and Amanda, trekked to the northern … Continue reading

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Homework and Wine

Art law reading, museum theory, and research paper writing are even more enjoyable when done with a glass of Perrin Réserve Côte du Rhône Blanc 2008! A blend of Grenache blanc (50%), Bourboulenc (20%, Marsanne (10%), Rousanne (10%), and Viognier … Continue reading

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Viognier and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, I paired white wine and dark chocolate. Unconventional maybe, but after a stressful week it was really nice to bake up a batch of delicious cookies (recipe) and share a glass of vin with my roommate. We went old-school … Continue reading

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