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Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2011

For this year’s list of Oregon’s 50 best wines, we gathered five of the city’s top wine connoisseurs for marathon blind-tasting sessions of some 400 of the bottles our fair state has to offer.

08/20/2012 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Allison Jones

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Before Dinner Drinks

Our Critic's Top Wine Picks

08/17/2012 By Condé Cox


Porto Bello

The fortified wine of Portugal isn’t just for the men’s club.

08/14/2012 By Otis Rubottom

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Summer Rosé

Amalie Roberts from Kir Wine Bar sings the praises of four plucky rosés.

07/18/2012 By Allison Jones

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Wineries Worth Visiting in the Gorge

A panoramic view is even better with a fine wine to accompany it.

05/25/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell

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Tap Dance

What's on tap? Wine! Enjoy premium Oregon vino straight from the keg.

05/24/2012 By Condé Cox

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The Chameleon of Wine

Our critic’s picks for the best syrahs of the season.

04/27/2012 By Condé Cox

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Wine & Dine

To find the best food pairings in the Willamette Valley you need to know where to look.

03/23/2012 By Condé Cox

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Place Matters

Our critic's guide to the subregions of the Willamette Valley, home of the world's finest pinot noir.

02/24/2012 By Condé Cox

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French Connection

Wine writer Conde Cox digs into his own cellar for dinner at new French bistro Noisette.

01/26/2012 By Condé Cox

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Cellar Notes: Keeping Wine Weird

Wines from the mountainous Northeast of France are anything but ordinary.

12/23/2011 By Condé Cox

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Pinot Pioneer

Eyrie Vineyards has vintage vintages for sale.

09/21/2011 By Condé Cox


Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: An Appendix

Want to be a wine critic? Just fill in the blanks of our Mad Libs-style tasting notes, and you'll be halfway there.


Eat & Drink

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Sip and savor a trio of wines with a holy history.

08/19/2011 By Condé Cox


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Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine style closely associated with California. Of course, we've got our own cabs here in the Northwest.

06/29/2011 By Condé Cox


Cellar Notes: Best buys for spring/summer

We've got three sweet deals on worthy wines for under $15.

05/20/2011 By Condé Cox


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Barbera wines masterfully walk the tightrope between Old World food-friendly restraint and New World flavor-forward exuberance.

04/22/2011 By Condé Cox


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A look at the nebbiolo, a red wine from the Piedmont region in the northwestern corner of Italy.

03/09/2011 By Condé Cox


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Find a superb Oregon white wine to complement your next fresh seafood or crab dish.

02/18/2011 By Condé Cox


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Despite what some critics say, the Oregon 2007 vintage pinot noir has matured into a quality wine. Notable 2007 pinot noirs include Cristom, Erath, Bethel Heights, Lemelson, and Et Fille.

01/14/2011 By Condé Cox