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Grape Stomps and Where to Find Them

by Jade Helm | Photo © Willamette Valley Vineyards Somewhere at the intersection of barefoot puddle splashing, playing with food, and the delightful sensation of jumping on...

Sipping History: Legacy Wineries of the Northwest

by Andy Perdue | Photo © Kent Derek The decision to put Chateau Ste. Michelle in the then-unincorporated town of Woodinville did not involve extensive studies of...

Visit Medford’s Award-Winning Wine Region

Photo © Ledger David Recently named as one of the top travel wine destinations in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Southern Oregon is home...

Drink Local in Montana’s Flathead Valley

Photo © Glacier Distilling by Megan Hill The rise in craft brewery taprooms, small-batch distilleries and a few local wineries in northwestern Montana’s Flathead Valley gives...

Portland’s Ex Novo

Photo © Adam Sawyer By Adam Sawyer Portland’s love affair with craft beer is well documented. As home to 70-plus microbreweries and counting, the city has...

Tastings on the Columbia River

by Richard Duval | Photo © Un-Cruise Adventures Wine-themed outings are popping up in Northwest travel agendas given the ever-rising visibility of the region’s vibrant wine...

Trending: Hand Crafted Vermouth

by Jade Helm | Photo © Interrobang Vermouth may play a minor role in your beverage repertoire, if it plays a part at all. Most...

Boise’s Urban Wineries

by Mattie John Bamman | Photo © Split Rail Winery When was your last “Aha!” wine moment? That moment when you drank a wine so special,...

“Pearfect” Northwest Perries

by Carrie Uffindell | Photo ©  Grace Larson It’s important to understand the difference between perry and pear cider. Perry, or poire in French, is...

The New Eagle Foothills Wine Region

by Nickolas Neely | Photo © 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards For anyone who appreciates the variety of wines produced in the Northwest, the announcement of a...

Your Guide to Aquavit

by Allen Cox Those familiar with aquavit, a spirit that originated in Scandinavia, may have romantic notions of Vikings in horned helmets raising mugs of...

Make Your Own Elixir at Heritage Distilling Co.

by Heather Larson | Photo © Berry Lane Photography Waiting for the class to start, I noticed name plates behind each of the polished bronze stills. What...

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