Hotseat: The Third Degree

A climatologist describes how global warming will alter the wine industry.


Q & A
Gregory Jones can see the future…of booze. A climatologist at Southern Oregon University, Jones is an expert in why wines taste the way they do in the places they do. But as global warming rec   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Market Guide 2013: Introduction


Cover Story
From the Editor In this Market Guide, we’re making a few assumptions. We figure you know where you get your daily bread and your weekly milk (or rice milk, as the case may be). The decision to do    More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Willamette Weekend: 14 Things to Do in Portland, April 5-7

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Features
Friday, April 5 Wine Rush Indie, artisan wineries from the West Coast—the Willamette to Napa valleys—rush Portland with their rare and hard-to-find bottles of pinot noir to primitivo. Taste unknown vintages alongside bites from local chefs. Leftbank Annex, 101 N Weidler St. 5:30-8:30 pm. $75. 21+. Brent Weaver The George Fox University faculty member, one of the city’s most accomplished ...   More
 
Friday, April 5, 2013 WW Culture Staff

The Best Thing I Drank 2012

The best liquors, beers and wines WW staff had this year

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Food & Drink
How does one gauge the best beer one had when one spends the entire year playing a game called "I Want to Drink Every Beer Made?" Does he pick the beer where the taste of hops linger long past the pint emptying? Does he opt for the sour ale that visiting beer geeks contemplate pouring our travel shampoo bottles just to sneak 3.2 ounces back home? In my case, I’ll pick the one I’m kicking myself ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Scoop: Looking Back, Falling Forward

Portland culture in 2012, by the numbers.


Scoop
The most successful local theater production of the year was Sweeney Todd, which sold 19,859 tickets at Portland Center Stage. Patton Oswalt wasHelium Comedy Club’sbiggest draw, selling outall three   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Growing Rogue

Medford’s Porter Lombard makes wine unlike anyone.


Drank
Porter Lombard’s laboratory is dim and cluttered, its shelves packed with mismatched bottles of purple and red fluid surrounded by knives, beakers, notebooks, plastic tubing and one giant wood   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Future Drinking

An urban winemaking collective, Bipartisan at Milepost 5 and more new places to eat and drink in Portland

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Food & Drink
The latest scoop on new places to eat and booze in Portland, via the week's OLCC license applications:Four Portland "urban" wineries, Vincent Wine Company, Bow & Arrow, Helioterra Wines and Division Winemaking Company, are all moving into a single winemaking facility (ala Carlton Winemakers Studio), Southeast Wine Collective, at 2425 SE 35th Place. According to the presser, the space will feature ...   More
 
Friday, June 29, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Island Mana Wines: Aloha Lite


Bar Reviews
When a bar plays lilting ukulele tunes on its website and sets up speakers underneath its sidewalk sandwich board, I expect a full-on luau. I want a flower lei around my neck, the heat cranked up    More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

Courtney Taylor-Taylor Releases His Own Wine

"You'll shit. It's awesome."

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Food & Drink
We can't believe we missed this: After dabbling as a graphic novelist earlier this year, Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney-Courtney Taylor-Taylor has a new side gig: winemaking. The Portland singer announced via the band's website last month that his new wine label, Chateau Taylor-Taylor, has released its first drop: "Bocca d’Avolo 2010," a blend of 90 percent Nero d'Avola and 10 percent Grillo ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Building Block


Drank
 In 1965, a young upstart arrived in Oregon “with 3,000 grape cuttings and a theory.” As the story goes...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

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