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Wine Tasting Has Never Been Easier: Portland’s Urban Wineries

Photo © Mattie John Bamman by Mattie John Bamman Step through the garage door at Enso Urban Winery, past the hand-painted sign from the building’s 100-year past—Storage...

A Honey-Do List of Northwest Meaderies

Photo © Celestial Meads By Jason Brick It was probably inevitable. The Northwest led the trend of microbrewing, then of boutique wineries, and recently moved on...

Spirited Libations: Portland’s Distillery Row

Photo © Carrie Uffindell By Carrie Uffindell For the first time since prohibition, independent micro-distilleries are creating high-quality artisan spirits in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Dubbed Distillery...

Hoppy Hour Ride in Victoria, B.C.

Photo © The Pedaler By Tamara Muldoon Beer and chocolate? It seemed an unlikely combination until we tasted six different handmade truffles expertly paired with an...

The Northwest’s New Cider Pubs & Taprooms

by Carrie Uffindell | Photo © Carrie Uffindell In the last year, several new Northwest cider pubs and taprooms have opened their doors, making hard...

Bellingham Brews

by Adam Sawyer | Photo © Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism While cities like Portland, Seattle and Bend clamor for the Northwest’s craft beer spotlight, a...

“New” Style Wines

by Cole Danehower | Photo © Abacela With more than 4,000 different vinifera grape varieties known, there should be a wine for every palate, from...

Okanagan Wines

by Mattie John Bamman | Photo © Mattie John Bamman If Napa Valley were to move 1,000 miles north and had a lake in its center, it...

Appreciating Beer

by Ginger Johnson | Photo © judithpavik.com It’s time to go back to school, and this time the topic is Beer Tasting. Who knew the...

Wines of Willamette, Oregon

by Mattie John Bamman | Photo © Mattie John Bamman Long renowned for producing world-class pinot noir, Oregon’s Willamette Valley offers visitors a rich and...

A Spot of Tea on Vancouver Island

by Heather Larson | Photo © Teafarm The sign next to the driveway says “Enjoy Slowing Down,” setting the pace for your visit to the...

The Artisan Sakemaker of BC

by Heather Larson | Photo © Artisan Sakemaker Step inside number 44, Railspur Alley on Granville Island for a tasting unlike any other. Here Vancouver’s artisan...

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