Normal Is Boring Anyway

Pandemic holds on, yet we get along

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The Naughty List

Tasting notes not always so nice

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Winemaker Herb Quady ##Photo provided

Q&A: Herb Quady

Winemaker, grower, leader

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Pennsylvania Pleads the Fourth

A strange thing happened not long ago when I was on the Internet. For decades now, using Google to search for “largest wine-producing states in the U.S.” has sourced several key sites showing ...

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Johan Vineyards winemaker Morgan Beck. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Johan Travolta Lives

Biodynamic chicken wine has all the moves

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Out for Dinner

Tonight, let restaurants do the cooking


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Maria Stuart, co-owner of R. Stuart & Co. in McMinnville. ##Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

In Memoriam: Maria Stuart


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Kevin Love and Channing Frye of Chosen Family Wines. ##Photo provided

Q&A: Kevin Love

NBA star adds winery to résumé


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Ken Friedenreich ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

In Memoriam: Ken Friedenreich


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Kristof Farms Orchard Cider CEO Caroline Kristof and Tux the puppy are eager to share her family’s new cider with the world. ##Photo by ADAM ELLIS HARPER

Apple Bonkers

Unexpected CEO delivers classic cider


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The staircase to the wine cellar
reveals bottles “killed” at The Joel Palmer
House in Dayton. The poster hanging above
shows “Pig,” a recent thriller of which the
Czaneckis proudly consulted. ##Photo by Hilary Berg

Watch Your Step

Basements aren’t all scary, right?


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Neal Hulkower is interviewed for the Linfield University Oregon Wine History Archive. ##Photo sourced

Turning the Tables III

Interviewing the Interviewers: Neal D. Hulkower


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Don Neel. ##Photo provided

Q&A: Don Neel

Founder of Practical Winery & Vineyard Journal


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Friends enjoy the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers’ Magic in the Mountains tasting in Newberg at The Allison Inn & Spa.##Photo by Raymond Hall/Click Photography

Magic Mountain

A fun ride through a complex AVA


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Where the Wild Plants Grow

Backyard and beyond a feast awaits


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Winemaker Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wines. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Fielder's Choice

Meet the white wine never meant to be: Jackalope Wine Cellars 2019 Field Blend. Happenstance never tasted so good. In 2019, Corey Schuster was all set to make a 100% Alvarinho wine for his Jackalope label. ...

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Danuta Pfeiffer
##Photo provided

Q&A: Danuta Pfeiffer

Author, winery owner, history lover

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Writer Paul Omundson ##Photo provided

Turning the Tables II

Interviewing the Interviewers: Paul Omundson


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Jared Collins instructs Briley Ingram (from left), Chloe Warren, Layla Knight, Olivia Davison, Kaydence Vertner and Nole Lawson in the Tiger Vines Vineyard.##Photo by Brett Curtis

Reading, Writing, Rosé

Class always in session for YCHS Pinot Noir vines


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Oregon's top grapes: 1) Pinot Noir; 2) Pinot Gris; 3) Chardonnay; 4) Syrah; 5) Cabernet Sauvignon; 6) Merlot; 7) Riesling; 8) Viognier; 9) Cabernet Franc; 10) Tempranillo.

Oregon Grapes at a Glance

Winemakers talk shop on top


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Vanessa Block and Michael Sarnoski at the premiere of “Pig.” ##Photo provided

Q&A: Michael Sarnoski & Vanessa Block 

Dynamic duo behind the movie “pig”


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