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The 2020 Lost Vintage: Willamette Valley Fires & Wine Impact

2020 is associated with the pandemic and a worldwide shutdown. It’s also the year when the Willamette Valley fires occurred, leading to many vintners, vineyards, and wine grapes being affected by the smoke. In fact, the smoke from the wildfires impacted most of the area’s winemakers. According to the University of Oregon, 62%

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Champagne drinks being poured on a tray

Bubbling Over: The History and Impact of Champagne

Champagne, the epitome of luxury and celebration, has a rich and storied history. Born in France centuries ago, this effervescent tipple has left its mark on society, its influence echoing through time and generations. In this in-depth exploration, we unravel the history of champagne, delve into its impact, and discover

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Saffron Fields Vineyard at night

The Best Vineyard Views in Willamette Valley

A View From the Top: Best Winery Views in Willamette Valley  The picturesque Willamette Valley, Oregon is considered among the top fine wine regions in the world. It is also known to have beautiful landscapes where vineyards are located. The Willamette Valley winery views take one’s breath away, ranging from

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Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore

How to Plan Your Italian Wine Vacation

If you’ve ever daydreamed about sipping Chianti while gazing at rolling hills studded with cypress trees or savoring a glass of Barolo in an ancient fairytale-like village, then an Italian wine vacation may be just what you need. Italy is a veritable treasure trove for wine lovers and offers a

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Vineyards in North Willamette Valley

Oregon Wine Statistics 2023

Oregon Wine Stats (2022 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report) The 2023 edition of the Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report based on the year 2022 by the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement at the University of Oregon is out with lots of fun Oregon Wine statistical data to process!  Here

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Napa Valley Book Recommendations

12 Must-Read Books for Napa Valley Wine Lovers

Napa Valley Book Recommendations Below are 12 must-read Napa books for any traveler who wants to brush up on the area’s history and wine offerings. While some wine-producing locations have cultivated and created spirits for thousands of years, Napa Valley is a relatively young winemaking area. It was not until

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Rhone Valley Vineyard


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. It’s located in the south of France, in the Rhône Valley. Most wine drinkers know Châteauneuf-du-Pape for its rich red wines, but many are unaware of its interesting history, or how it earned the name Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The

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The Van Duzer Winds of Willamette Valley

The Van Duzer Corridor is a gap in the Coast Range Mountains that lies between Corvallis and Lincoln City, Oregon. During certain times of the year, this corridor can be particularly windy due to low-pressure systems moving along the Pacific from Alaska. These winds are known as “Van Duzer Winds”

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Nebbiolo -Grapes In Crate

All about Nebbiolo: An Italian Favorite

Nebbiolo is a traditional Italian grape variety that hails from the Piedmont region in northwestern Italy. This noble grape is known for its bold, earthy characteristics and can be found in several renowned wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, and Carema. The wines made from Nebbiolo tend to have high

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