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Munching Vidal Blanc on Keuka Lake, New York
Tag Archives: Beer
My wife’s beer, “Golden Oak” nears completion. Inspired by Lange Estate Winery’s iconic, barrel-fermented Pinot Gris, Jesse Lange lent her a barrel to ferment her Belgian Golden Strong (read about the journey here). After two months it has absorbed all that magic Pinot Gris from the barrel. … Continue reading
I have made moderately terrible wines from grapes. I have made a few lovely beers with my brewing wife (thanks to my wife). I have never toyed with hard apple cider. With Fall upon us, nature throws an emergency-opportunity my way: Continue reading
Go to Willamette Week’s Fourth Annual Beer Pro/Am Saturday, October 15th in Portland, Oregon (tickets: here). Why? To witness my wife crushing the competition with her revolutionary Belgian Golden Strong Ale.
This is her journey: Continue reading
After rising and falling to the siren song of Pinot Noir for two packed days at IPNC 2016, it all comes to this: The Salmon Bake. This grand open air feast will set you back $225. That sounds like a … Continue reading
My IPNC weekend of Pinot Noir is winding to a close. Linfield College’s grassy campus in McMinnville, Oregon has absorbed countless gallons of spilt and spit Pinot. After an afternoon exploring Champagne barrels at Claude Giraud’s seminar, I trundle off … Continue reading