Cellar Notes

Can we interest you in the noble, thick–skinned Spanish grape varietal called tempranillo?

03/16/2010 By Condé Cox


Cellar Notes

Enjoy local saké from SakéOne, the only American-owned saké brewery (or _kura_) in the country.

02/15/2010 By Condé Cox


Sommelier Erican Landon to Leave Ten 01

Landon heads to wine country. The Heathman’s Jeff Groh to replace

02/03/2010 By Eat Beat Team


Cellar Notes

The nebbiolos of the Piedmont region of Italy are some of the most food-friendly wines out there. Here are a few of our favorites.

01/19/2010 By Condé Cox

Holiday Shopping

Booze: The Greatest Gift

Potable presents part deux

12/21/2009 By John Chandler


Cellar Notes

Though the wines from Burgundy are the benchmark for pinot noir, some Oregon wines have narrowed the gap.

12/11/2009 By Condé Cox

Cellar Notes

Oregon Chardonnay

09/18/2009 By Condé Cox


Taster's Choice

Portland sommeliers take us through the perfect menus for our top 50 wines.


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Our Cup Runneth Over

More of the best Oregon wines that we couldn't fit into print.

08/18/2009 By Condé Cox

Pinot Primer

Fevers and Chills

The summer of 2006 brought a heat wave that changed pinots, learn how vineyards coped with the challenge.

08/18/2009 By Condé Cox

Vino Vocab 101

Crush Course

When it comes to wine, now you can know (or at least sound) like you know what you're talking about with these key terms.


Get Yo Grape On

Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2009

Oregon's one of the best wine-growing regions in the world—and we have the guide to finding the best quality and the best value to match it.

08/18/2009 With Randy Gragg By Condé Cox


Relief Pitcher

There's more to drink in Portland than that tasty hoppy beer that's taking up space in the fridge. Use some local fruit and make some sangria.

07/20/2009 By Tom Colligan


Southern Oregon Tempranillo

Tempranillo is becoming the backbone grape of the Southern Oregon winemaking territory.



Strong Sake

An ancient Japanese beverage fuels Portland's newest bar.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston


Soter Vineyards

Our Critic's Top Wine Picks



Heavy Drinking

A high-octane combination of age and alcohol makes barley wine an effective antidote to winter.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Tasting Notes

Willamette Valley Syrah

A few Willamette Valley winemakers are beginning to make a name for themselves with syrah.

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox