Category: White

Survive the Summer Heat with Elk Cove Pinot Gris

Last year, I gave kudos to King Estate Pinot Gris, a favorite white for me and my husband. Although I still have plenty of love for this wine, this past weekend we found another Oregon white that is now top on my list. Hats off to the Elk Cove 2015 Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley!

Crazy for Muscadet

When it hits wine o’clock in our household it’s usually still light out, and that means we’re pouring a crisp, vibrant white. The one we’ve been finding in our glass lately is Muscadet.

Discovering More Than Two Buck Chuck

A Trader Joe’s wine tasting has turned up a fantastic white, a surprising Brunello, two bargain-priced Amarones that are repeat buys, and two that are on the “do not call back” list.

A White to Sip on this Summer

Tired of drinking the same ‘ole Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio during the dog days of summer? Break out of the rut and try a fresh, crisp Verdicchio. A dry Italian white, Verdicchio features bright citrus. Think lemon curd.

Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico)

If you think Tequila and Corona Light are the drink of choice in Mexico, think again! We just returned from a week-long vacation in Cancun and we found ourselves pleasantly surprised with our introduction to Mexican wine.

Walla Walla – So Nice they Named it Twice

For us, finding a Petit Verdot we love is like a treasure hunt—it requires a laborious search but the booty is worth the effort.

Feeling InSPIREd

Last night was St. Patrick’s Day so what other way does a wine enthusiast spend the evening other than at a wine tasting? Luckily, we planned ahead and had our traditional Irish fare the night before, feeling lucky to get two of 14 spots available to…

The Light and Dark Side of Pinot

We recently took a group ski trip to Mount Bachelor, which is outside of Bend, Oregon. Sadly, we just didn’t have time to add on a side trip to the Willamette Valley, but we did manage a pit stop at Safeway to grab a…

White is the New Red

Yeah, we know. White wines just taste better in the summer. It’s not even spring yet, so what gives? We have a basic rule around here. Whites before sunset, reds after dark. That means we’re always looking for a good white, especially an unoaked…