One of the great things about a West Coast Book Launch Tour (for my new book, KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France) was the great travel and wine experiences to be had…from Washington to Oregon to California! After Washington, we hit Oregon and THE region for Pinot Noir in the U.S....Willamette Valley. Sarver Winery was our [...]
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Champagne, Sparkling Wines ... always make any occasion festive! But it is a very complicated subject. What makes Champagne, Champagne? And what's the difference between Champagne and Sparkling Wine? During our March Fine Wine Divas event, we set out to explore the subject. Here are some of the highlights and the group favorites. What is [...]
For the wine lover on your Christmas list, or even as a great gift for yourself, the Indulge Wine School Wine 101 Video Class is the the perfect interactive and educational wine tasting hour. Everything you need, including the wines tasted in the class, comes in this one one kit directly to your home! My [...]
I'm always a big fan of sparkling wine, special occasion or none. And the holidays are the perfect time to bring out ANY bubbles. Last week, I attended an "I Brake for Bubbly" tasting at The Curious Grape, a local wine bar and shop, for a great tour through the sparkling wine world....Austria -> Chile [...]
There are no shortage of wine recommendations out there for what to serve with your Thanksgiving feast. Rather than sharing a lengthy list (I stick by my list from last year), I thought I'd share what I'm serving (or bringing to friends, as is our tradition) this year. Sparkling & Rosé This is a great [...]
As part of the 5th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, we had the opportunity to travel Oregon and around the world via wine glass. During Live Wine Blogging sessions, think speed dating for discovering new favorite wines, we spent a fast paced hour of wineries visiting tables and giving several minute presentations on the one wine they were [...]
In addition to visiting three fabulous wineries at the 5th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, we had the opportunity to travel Oregon and around the world via wine glass. One lively tasting opportunity was the Live Wine Blogging, think speed dating for discovering new favorite wines. This fast paced hour has wineries visiting tables and [...]
"Fine wine has a destiny," Robin Pfeiffer told us during our lively morning visit to his Pfeiffer Winery on the Wine Bloggers Conference 2012 pre-excursion to Eugene, Oregon. The fact that Pfeiffer Winery sells 90% of their 70-acre sustainable vineyard's grapes to King Estate Vineyards, tells you they must be good. After a visit with [...]
My first sip of King Estate wine was back in 2004 living in Seattle. Since then, they've been on my 'must visit wineries' list. When this year's Wine Bloggers Conference, to be held in Oregon, announced a pre-conference trip to Eugene with a King Estate Winery visit, I finally had my excuse to visit the [...]
Wine bloggers of the world have descended on Oregon this week to explore the state's wine offerings. For those of you that haven't tried an Oregon Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir, get out there and get one! Over the next few days and weeks, I'll share more about the world of Oregon wine. I spent [...]