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Wine Weekend Getaway Contest

Hit the road in a Fiat 500 and get away for a weekend of wine and relaxation.


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Don't Fear the Riesling

Five delicious reasons to embrace Germany’s much-maligned grape

08/23/2012 By Allison Jones

Cover Story

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

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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


Kosher Cocktail

’Tis the season of Manischewitz—we show you how to embrace it. Really.

02/24/2012 By Deena Prichep

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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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Pinot Pioneer

Eyrie Vineyards has vintage vintages for sale.

09/21/2011 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


Day Tripper: Wine Country Wonders

It’s possible to squeeze a relaxing vacation into a single day when Oregon’s thriving vineyards are less than an hour away from the city.

05/13/2011 By Allison Jones


IPNC Walks it Out

The International Pinot Noir Celebration brought the area’s top sips to Portland’s Central Eastside restaurants to kick off the sunny season.

05/02/2011 By Allison Jones

Best of PDX

Five Places I Love

Eat Beat’s newest gastrophile, Allison Jones, waxes poetic about her all-time favorite spots in Portland.

04/13/2011 By Allison Jones


5 Questions for: Graped Crusader, STAR BLACK

Clyde Common and Olympic Provisions’ wine director talks natural wines, modern pairings, and the upcoming wine revolution.

04/11/2011 By Allison Jones


Cellar Notes

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

03/09/2011 By Condé Cox


Cellar Notes

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

02/18/2011 By Condé Cox