Van Duzer Vineyard

How can I not start the newsletter this week without mentioning the crazy three-day heatwave? I have been to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. I never experienced heat like I did this past week. It…

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Van Duzer Vineyard

How can I not start the newsletter this week without mentioning the crazy three-day heatwave? I have been to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. I never experienced heat like I did this past week. It…

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Corollary Wines

Last week was Apple’s Developer Conference, WWDC, aka Dub Dub. 2021 was the second year WWDC was held virtually. Every year it floors me how much they add to their whole platform (iOS, macOS, WatchOS…

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Audeant

It is strange what memories stick with us over time. I lived in Missouri until the age of 9. I remember there was a radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey, who used to tell mesmerizing stories. I…

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Audeant

It is strange what memories stick with us over time. I lived in Missouri until the age of 9. I remember there was a radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey, who used to tell mesmerizing stories. I…

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Lavinea

With Monday being Memorial Day, it feels like I have been playing catch all week. Typically by Tuesday and at the latest of Wednesday, I have the newsletter structure in place. Here I am Thursday…

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Brynn Mawr

It is Memorial Day weekend. I am so ready for summer to be in full effect, and for most of the US, air conditioning units are running, allowing escape from the heat. In Oregon, the…

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Brynn Mawr

It is Memorial Day weekend. I am so ready for summer to be in full effect, and for most of the US, air conditioning units are running, allowing escape from the heat. In Oregon, the…

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Youngberg Hill

Earlier this week, I picked up my daughter from school and decided to pick up a Chocolate Tundra cookie from Hungry Hero as a snack on the way home. It was funny how she immediately…

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Alloro

Long-time readers know I enjoy my bike rides during the summer. I used to live in Sherwood, and my main route was always down Lebeau Road. There is one main reason I enjoyed this route.…

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Alloro

Long-time readers know I enjoy my bike rides during the summer. I used to live in Sherwood, and my main route was always down Lebeau Road. There is one main reason I enjoyed this route.…

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Jim Maresh

Typically, I ramble for a little bit every week, but I will change things up a bit this week and get right into it. Enjoy! When I think back on the history of Oregon Wine,…

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Jim Maresh

Typically, I ramble for a little bit every week, but I will change things up a bit this week and get right into it. Enjoy! When I think back on the history of Oregon Wine,…

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Ponzi

This morning I was walking Globgor. The sun was out. I was wearing short sleeves and should have been wearing shorts instead of jeans. Outside of the enjoyment of being outside and on the cusp…

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Ponzi

This morning I was walking Globgor. The sun was out. I was wearing short sleeves and should have been wearing shorts instead of jeans. Outside of the enjoyment of being outside and on the cusp…

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Kings North

For April, my Apple Watch has me doing 2,260 exercise minutes. This averages out to a little over 75 minutes/day. I enjoy the fact my Apple Watch pushes me, but sometimes I feel it is…

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Kings North

For April, my Apple Watch has me doing 2,260 exercise minutes. This averages out to a little over 75 minutes/day. I enjoy the fact my Apple Watch pushes me, but sometimes I feel it is…

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Bells Up

I finished up the 44-hour audio version of Stephen King’s The Stand this week. I first read the mammoth book back in the late ’80s, and it made quite the impression on my younger self.…

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Bells Up

I finished up the 44-hour audio version of Stephen King’s The Stand this week. I first read the mammoth book back in the late ’80s, and it made quite the impression on my younger self.…

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Nicolas-Jay

I heard of the new tasting room and finally found time on the calendar to visit. Walking into the tasting room, I was greeted with a glass of 2019 Pink Vinyl Rose. Angela proceeded to…

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Nicolas-Jay

I heard of the new tasting room and finally found time on the calendar to visit. Walking into the tasting room, I was greeted with a glass of 2019 Pink Vinyl Rose. Angela proceeded to…

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McMinnville Wine Competition 2021

Last Saturday morning was the exact opposite of a lovely relaxing morning. Before the thought even enters your mind, the last thing I am doing is complaining. The last time I had to be somewhere…

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Vidon

Sometimes I am completely out of touch with the outside world, even pre covid. Sunday morning, I opened my eyes, tapped my phone, and the glaring readout promptly told me to get the freak out…

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Vidon

Sometimes I am completely out of touch with the outside world, even pre covid. Sunday morning, I opened my eyes, tapped my phone, and the glaring readout promptly told me to get the freak out…

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Abbott Claim

In October, I visited this new winery and was blown away. I have been reluctant to share details but also filled with excitement to share. This tasting was magical, and let’s take a minute to…

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Abbott Claim

In October, I visited this new winery and was blown away. I have been reluctant to share details but also filled with excitement to share. This tasting was magical, and let’s take a minute to…

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