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Best-Ever Sauerbraten Recipe

Chef Joey Gibson of Parallel Food and Drink says, “Sauerbraten is one of those dishes you can’t rush. Prepare yourself to marinate the meat for days and to ...

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    Exploring Walla Walla Red Wines

    Enjoying Walla Walla red wines equals sunshine, sagebrush desert, and sweeping views of the Blue Mountains. The Walla Walla Valley AVA comprises more than 100 wineries and some 2,800 acres of planted vineyards, and is part of the broader Columbia Valley AVA which includes part of eastern Oregon and Washington. The area is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Grenache, Viognier, and ...

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    Van Duzer Vineyards: A Gem in the Willamette Valley Wine Region

    Van Duzer Vineyard’s wine labels are easily recognized on wine shop and wine department shelves. Designed by well-respected illustrator John Martinez, the colorful Art Nouveau-ish labels depict the Greek goddess of the west wind, Zephyra. Van Duzer’s owners, Carl and Marilynn Thoma purchased 84 acre-estate in 1998, and were one of the first to plant Pinot Noir in this part of the ...

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    A Pop-up Dinner at Teutonic Wine Company

    On a damp, winter Portland evening, Chef Joey Gibson stood outside Teutonic Wine Company’s tasting room parking lot, stirring “caldrons” of German spätzle perched on propane burners. Ingenuity, including make-shift kitchens, is all part of pop-up dinners, since they often involve venues without professional kitchens. Gibson and his wife and partner, Stacey, a Sommelier, operate Parallel Food and Drink, a company offering ...

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    Enjoy Wine Tasting in Prosser, Washington

    The approach to Prosser, in the from the south on Highway 22 brings you to one final hill ascent, and the top of that hill rewards you with a view of the city and farmlands below and sets the scene for your visit to the birthplace of Washington wine. Yakima Valley became the first American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the state of ...

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    Smith Teamaker Kicks Off The Holidays

    Entering the doors of Smith Teamaker’s tasting room and headquarters in Northeast Portland, I’m wrapped in aromas of peppermint, licorice, and other herbals, cacao, cream, cranberries, pine, and whiskey. Wherever I turn, there’s something new. Head Teamaker Tony Tellin says, “We’re here to kick off what we’ve been doing for the holidays, and introduce some of the new products we’ve created with ...

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Harney & Sons: Quality Teas from Master Tea Blenders

It’s not difficult to imagine John Harney, founder of Harney & Sons tea company, becoming interested in tea and learning the art of tea blending in the basement ...

On March 13, 2017 / By