Vine Buzz: Warm Weather Sips by Maxine Borcherding

Sippin’ wine on the porch in summer – but what to drink? From Oregon Culinary Institute — Portland’s only independent culinary school — sommelier/instructor Maxine Borcherding has just the advice you need for drinking with tips for whites, reds & rosés–juice that you can enjoy by themselves or with just about any summer foods. Her tips: White: Sauvignon Blanc – bright, refreshing, full of citrus flavors … Continue reading Vine Buzz: Warm Weather Sips by Maxine Borcherding

Simple Summer Pairings; Pairing the Right Wine with Warm Weather Favorites

The irony of sitting down and writing this article is that my heater is on in my house and it is pouring rain. It is time to get a little imaginative. Let’s pretend it is 80 degrees, you have been playing on your boat all day, returned home and it is time to sit out on the deck with a few summer favorites. Let’s begin … Continue reading Simple Summer Pairings; Pairing the Right Wine with Warm Weather Favorites

Vine Buzz; Wines to pair with Light Fresh Dishes for Spring by Jack Chase

As we move into Spring, we tend to start thinking about lighter meals. Enjoying fresh, seasonal foods and even thinking about cooking and eating outdoors. The temperature is getting a little warmer so why not look at opening up a few different wines to pair with these foods? Let’s face it. Who doesn’t like a nice salad in the Spring? Look for wines that will … Continue reading Vine Buzz; Wines to pair with Light Fresh Dishes for Spring by Jack Chase

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase; Whites, Wines with Body and Complexity

Author:  Jack Chase I find myself wanting to write just a little about those white wines that tend to bring something very special to the table. Quite often, I drink these wines with food, but not always. My suggestion for this week is to look for wines from Italy, France, South Africa and New Zealand. Italian whites; you may want to look for a great … Continue reading Vine Buzz with Jack Chase; Whites, Wines with Body and Complexity

Vine Buzz with Jack Chase; Whites, Wines with Body and Complexity

Author:  Jack Chase I find myself wanting to write just a little about those white wines that tend to bring something very special to the table. Quite often, I drink these wines with food, but not always. My suggestion for this week is to look for wines from Italy, France, South Africa and New Zealand. Italian whites; you may want to look for a great … Continue reading Vine Buzz with Jack Chase; Whites, Wines with Body and Complexity