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Pop! Pop!

Champagne has been herded into the special-occasion corner, but you might
want to keep a few bottles around after New Year's.

Food Reviews & Stories
Champagne is one of the most underappreciated members of the wine family. If you're like most of the drinking public, the bottles with bubbles only come out when there's a toast to be made or the ...   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2002 Otis Rubottom

Screw Driver

Think that a screw cap on a bottle of wine equals Ripple? Think again.

Food Reviews & Stories
If opening a bottle of wine and savoring the satisfying "pop" of the cork leaving the neck is one of your favorite parts about drinking vino, enjoy it while you can. There's a movement afoot to er ...   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 Otis Rubottom


Every year, 600 people pay almost $800 to drink wine at the International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville. What's the lure?

Food Reviews & Stories
Every year, over the last weekend in July, some of the biggest names in pinot noir--this year both Merry Edwards (one of California's first female winemakers) and the president and winemaker of Ma ...   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2002 Otis Rubottom

Wine On

Are wine bars the salvation of the cocktail nation, or just another place to drink

Special Section Stories
The retro-fueled revival of the martini has come and gone. Both the cosmo and the mojito have had their moments in the sun (or dark bar). And beer is as much a constant in the Northwest as liqui ...   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Otis Rubottom

Wine Guys: The Next Generation

Three emerging talents rise to the challenge of taking Oregon pinot noir into the 21st century.

Food Reviews & Stories
Jim Prosser loves his work. He'd tell you so himself, but right now he's catching up on some sleep--like two or three months' worth. The passing of the Thanksgiving weekend marks the beginning of ...   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 Otis Rubottom
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