Tag Archives: Pinot Noir

Pinot Challenge

Recently, I was surprised with a lovely gift, seven bottles of excellently-rated, American Pinot Noir and a challenge to identify my favorites. Always up for a challenge, I dove in head first and found that price wasn’t always correlated with … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway Idea: Pigs and Pinot

Do you need a spring break idea?  Do you love Pinot Noir?  Do you love bacon? If the answers are ‘Yes!’ to all of the above, check out Charlie Palmer’s 8th Annual Pigs and Pinot event in my favorite town … Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Holiday Party Passings

Last week, I traveled to my day job’s corporate headquarters in Chicago for a conference. As part of the event, there was a cocktail hour, and I was pleased to see modern wine options: Sauvignon Blanc for the white and Pinot Noir … Continue reading

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Reapings from an American Harvest

What are you looking for in a fine dining experience? This week, I enjoyed a dinner out at American Harvest Eatery in Springfield, Illinois. If you have the opportunity to try it, please go. It really is a treat! After that … Continue reading

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A Red and White for a Spring Night

Temperatures are rising, and sipping a glass of wine on the deck is a great way to make any night special. This past weekend, I started working through my Sonoma finds, and I found two bottles to share with my … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!

Thanksgiving is a week away, and guess who is in charge of the wine selection this year? Yes, the WWG is busy picking a nice selection for this annual gathering. I’ve got a white, rose, and dessert wine in mind for next … Continue reading

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Un Paseo Through Spain

Until a few months ago, ‘Tinto’ was the primary term I used when navigating Spanish wines. At each stop on a leisurely stroll (paseo) from tapas bar to tapas bar in Madrid, Sevilla, San Sebastian, etc.; I was typically content with the house red that … Continue reading

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WWG’s Guide to Portland: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled to Portland and discovered a city teeming with friendly people, beautiful beverages, and scrumptious eateries. In short, it is a great destination for a long weekend getaway! And for those of you watching your waistline, … Continue reading

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A Picturesque Pair–Portland and Pinot

On Sunday, the WWG decided to make a pilgrimage to an area that currently rivals France’s Burgundy region for the hearts and minds of Pinot lovers everywhere–Oregon’s Willamette Valley. I was primed to hit four wineries in about five hours on Sunday, so like any athlete before the … Continue reading

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Southwest Michigan: An Up and Coming Wine Destination

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As I previewed a couple weeks ago, the WWG traveled to Southwest Michigan for a wedding last weekend. The wedding was beautiful, and I must send out a round of congratulations to my newlywed friends, K+K!  Your wedding at Granor … Continue reading

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