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Before Dinner Drinks

Our Critic's Top Wine Picks

08/17/2012 By Condé Cox

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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

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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Belgian Bliss

For a truly continental taste, you must discover Belgian beers.

07/22/2011 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

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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

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There are deals to be had with winter wines.

12/22/2010 By Condé Cox

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Silcox Hut chef Jason Stoller Smith’s Winemaker’s Dinner Series pairs his sous vide-prepared black truffles, wild boar, short ribs, duck, and wagyu beef with Oregon’s best wines: Bergström, Chehalem, Cristom, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Lange, Ponzi, and R. S

11/18/2010 By Condé Cox

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While Oregonians have (understandably) acquired a taste for high-quality pinot noir, our neighbors south of the border in California are a step ahead when it comes to the brawnier worlds of cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel.

10/18/2010 By Condé Cox

Wine Country Weekends: Web Extra

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Condé Cox provides an oenophile’s wisdom when it comes to Oregon wines in this month’s Web Exclusive.

09/16/2010 By Condé Cox