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Carlton Food & Wine Reception 02.18.2017 We were privileged to join a VIP Food & Wine Reception in the charming wine country town of Carlton, Oregon co-hosted by the Visit Carlton Tourism Committee and the Northwest ...

Common Connoisseurs on the Road

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The stylishly appointed Vintner’s Cellar is not your typical craft beer, local cider and wine bar. With plenty of parking around and a caress away from the Pearl it’s a calm oasis below cars that creep above along the ...

Vintner’s Cellar – Portland’s Interactive Posh and Pearl-ish Wine Advantage

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So you are trying to impress your guests. You’ve planned a great theme and made some delicious food. You've spent more than you should on the wine; so how do you know you are getting the most out of your wine when you ...

Are You Getting The Most Out Of The Wine You Serve?

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I wanted to write about food service. It could be said that we’ve shifted from an industrial society to a service oriented one, however, when I brought up the question of service around Portland, I found that the ...

Server-Diner

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Produce is a hot topic these days, recalls are frequent, and people are demanding more information about how our food is grown.  Having grown up on a farm, I have some of my own questions about changes in the industry. I ...

To Market To Market – Charlies Produce

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This story begins with a farmer sitting in a brand new spic and span building with gleaming stainless steel, immaculate floors and a troop of workers who are wrapped in white, faces covered, hands gloved and knifed.  The ...

To Market To Market – A visit to Anderson Ranches Oregon Lamb

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When I first decided to write a story on crab fishing it was because I love crab. The delicate flavor that needs little more than a pat of melted butter can deliver such a subtle yet distinctive flavor it always causes me ...

To Market To Market – Coastal Crab and The Catch.

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You’ve heard of the perfect pairings: Oysters and Muscadet. Caviar and Champagne. Cabernet Sauvignon and grilled steak. The classics are delicious and they work because they compliment food flavors and textures.  But what ...

3 ways to compliment and contrast wines with common dishes

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When is the last time you enjoyed a glass of wine enough to try and find it later? With so many great wines out there coming to market, it should be happening to you fairly often. If not, you need to get out more and try new ...

Find the Wine

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