The Dundee Hills

The Dundee Hills AVA

The Dundee Hills AVA The Dundee Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a wine-growing region in Willamette Valley, Oregon. The Dundee Hills AVA is known for its warm, dry summers and moderate winters, which provide ideal growing conditions for a variety of grape varieties, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot

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A History of Wine Tasting

A History of Wine Tasting

A History of Wine Tasting Wine tasting has been around as long as the history of wine itself. While tasting is an obvious part of wine drinking, the specific practice of wine tasting as a group or for purposes of evaluation and critique has developed in various ways throughout history.

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Willamette Valley and Native Land

The Willamette Valley, located in the Western portion of Oregon is known for its history, culture, and natural beauty. Before European settlers arrived in the 19th century, the valley was home to various indigenous tribes who lived off the land and thrived in the region’s diverse ecosystems. Much of the

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Visiting Tuscany

What is the historic Sant’Antimo Abbey? The Sant’Antimo Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery located in the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany, Italy. The history of the abbey dates back to the 9th century when it was founded by Charlemagne as a Carolingian-style church. The abbey underwent several expansions and

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Willamette Valley Sparkling Wines

Willamette Valley Sparkling Wines Sparkling wines have been taking off in recent years in the Willamette Valley. The Willamette Valley’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two of the three grapes typically used in making champagne, make it an ideal location to craft and produce some of the best Sparkling Brut in

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How Does Wine Tasting Differ From The Old World To The New World?

Wine Tasting Differences Old World vs New World

Old World vs New World Old World and New World are important terms in the wine world. The Old World refers to the countries that have been making wine for thousands of years, like France, Italy, and Spain. While the New World refers to countries that have been making wine

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Williamette Valley sustainable wine practices

What Makes The Willamette Valley One Of The Most Sustainable Wine Regions?

Willamette Valley Sustainability One of our most asked questions is about Willamette Valley sustainable vineyard practices. It’s no secret that some practices within the modern wine industry can have a detrimental impact on the environment. Things like pesticide usage, greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the shipping process, and water usage

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order wine like a pro

How To Order Wine Like A Pro

How To Order Wine Like A Pro Picture yourself on a date. You wanted to do something special for your first dinner date, and you’re at a plush fine-dining restaurant in town. Your date asks you, “Let’s order wine, shall we?”. And you start to sweat a little. You don’t want to look

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Ten Best Gifts for the Wine Lovers in Your Family

Top Ten Best Gifts for Wine Lovers

Top Ten Best Gifts for Wine Lovers It is common for serious wine lovers to be choosy and have strong ideas about the greatest bottles. This can make it difficult to find the perfect gift for wine lovers. Here are ten gifts ideas wine lovers are sure to love. 1.

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Common FAQ’s About Wine Tasting and Wine Tours

Wine Tasting and Tours FAQs

Wine Tasting and Tours FAQs Are you planning a visit to a winery or wine region in the near future? If so, you probably have a few questions regarding logistics, wine tasting, or even how to act on a wine tour. Here is a list of the most common FAQs

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