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Kosher Wines for Passover (Easter, too)

by David Honig Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine Passover begins this year at sundown, on Friday, April 6th. Jewish families around the world will be sitting down to the Passover Seder, the traditional meal to celebrate the exodus from Egypt and slavery. The food on the Seder Plate is traditional and [...]

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The Charm of Oregon’s Wines

By David White Originally published on Terroirist.com. There’s something special about the wines from Oregon. The state produces some of the finest Pinot Noir in world. Its Pinot Gris, which generally flies under the radar, is full of character and often offers a tremendous value. Oregon’s top sparkling wines are absolutely stunning. It’s a region [...]

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Syrah: The Perfect Wine for Winter

By David White Originally published on Terroirist.com All wines are appropriate for all seasons. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a simple white or crisp rosé in the winter, and big reds work all year long. But our diets change as the weather cools. Just as we look forward to watermelon and fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes in the [...]

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Smells of Wine and Roses

by Ryan Reichert Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine I visited the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon, this summer, obsessed with sticking my nose into every multi-layered blossom. I had just finished my Intro Sommelier course and was determined to learn how to distinguish the aroma differences among all the [...]

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The Sensual Side of Pinot Noir

by Kerry Newberry Originally published in Palate Press: The online wine magazine I love Pinot Noir. And I don’t toss this word about flippantly. Our relationship blossomed in graduate school: late star-lit nights, candles burning by my laptop, a pile of books and a split of Pinot Noir. Last October I shared my passion for [...]

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