Sip Northwest Magazine: Salem Drinking Guide

7 07 2019

My latest for Sip Northwest Magazine gives a pretty sturdy rundown of my favorite places to drink all the things in Oregon’s Capital City – wine, beer, cider, craft cocktails, distilled spirits, etc. Click here to read it.

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Willamette Valley Vineyards

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Sip Northwest Magazine: Illahe 1899 Expedition

19 06 2019

My latest for Sip Northwest tells the story behind one of my favorite trips from last summer – paddling wine 65 miles down the Willamette River for Illahe Vineyards. But there’s so much more to it than that! Click here to read the story.





Beaumont Made Me a Birder

18 06 2019

I went to Beaumont, Texas earlier this spring to discover the world of Birding. Here’s what I learned. Also super chuffed to finally get a David Attenborough reference into a story 🙂

 





Sip Northwest Magazine: Meet Oregon’s Potential New Appellations

14 05 2019

If you ever came along on one of my “Waterfall and Wine” tours, you’ll probably remember that we talked a fair amount about the different American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) in Oregon Wine Country. My latest story for Sip Northwest Magazine details how a new AVA comes into the world. as well as a handful of potential newborns expected any day now 🙂

 

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Olympic Peninsula Waterfall Trail

11 05 2019

The current issue of Northwest Travel & Life Magazine has a feature I wrote about waterfall hunting on the Olympic Peninsula – one of the most beautiful places in the Northwest! Pick it up on newsstands now, or click here to check out the PDF version.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: From Chef to Brewmaster

2 05 2019

The latest issue of Northwest Travel & Life has a story that I’ve been kicking around for a while – Brewmasters that began as Chefs. There are quite a few excellent examples in the Northwest, including the three all-stars in the story. Pick it up on newsstands now, or check out the PDF version here.

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Brewmaster Will Leroux. Photo courtesy of Public Coast Brewing





Sip Northwest Magazine: How to Drink Beer Made in Olympia

26 04 2019

My first story for Sip Northwest Magazine details the thriving craft beer scene in Olympia, Washington. From the story:

“There was a time not all that long ago that Olympia was considered more of an I-5 afterthought between Portland and Seattle than a place worth spending any quality time. If you haven’t been lately, that’s changed. The shift toward destination status is reflected in a number of artisanal and craft pursuits, not the least of which would be the beer. The Olympia Brewing Co. may be gone, but here’s a rundown of some establishments that have picked up the brewing baton in Washington State’s capital, and are running with it.”

Click here to read the rest.

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