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Burger King Sommelier

Other Beverage

Burger King

“Hello, I’m having a Whopper, can you suggest something to pair with it?” This is the kind of question Burger King has taken a proactive position on, with pairing suggestions listed on the soft drink dispenser.
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4 comments 09.02.2008 |

The Whistler Tree

Wine

Whistler Tree

This is the Whistler Tree, the largest and oldest cork oak tree still commercially producing wine bottle corks. Now, before you write this blog off because trees are dumb and boring, consider this: In the harvest before last, this one tree yielded enough cork to make over 100,000 wine corks! Yes, this tree is the real deal. See the full post »


1 comment 09.01.2008 |

Mutineer on Tour – Saginaw Vineyards

Wine

Saginaw Vineyards

Today I discovered something about the Willamette Valley…it’s friggin’ big! I left the Willamette Valley today to begin my pilgrimage to the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, and after driving south for 3 hours, I saw a billboard proclaiming wine and music at a winery off the next exit. Ignoring the pleas of my GPS system, I headed towards the mystery winery. See the full post »



Mutineer on Tour – Eyrie Vineyards

Wine

Eyrie Vineyards

There are a lot of exceptional Pinot Noir wines coming from the Willamette Valley, and I’ve been fortunate enough to try a great deal of them, some of which I’ve ranted about on this blog. That said, Eyrie Vineyards, in my humble opinion, is the crown jewel of the Willamette Valley. These wines are RIDICULOUS! I’d go into more detail here, but if I get going I’ll never stop, so look for a piece on Eyrie in the upcoming issue of Mutineer Magazine, and in the meantime, hunt down a bottle of Eyrie for yourself…you’ll be glad you did.


1 comment 08.28.2008 |

This Is What Happens When You Drink Cava

Wine

Cava

The fine people at Freixenet know how to market a product. It’s simple, you drink a bunch of Freixenet Cava and then you have rock star sex on a big, psychedelic bottle of Freixenet while roses rain from the sky!

Freixenet is the largest Cava house in Spain. What is Cava? Cava is a sparkling wine (think Champagne) that can only be produced in Spain using the same method used to produce Champagne. Most Cava comes from the Spanish region of Penedes near Barcelona. See the full post »


1 comment 08.27.2008 |

Robot Somm: The Job Security Killer

Wine

Robot Somm

Check out this little guy. He is a robot Sommelier created by the fine people at NEC System Technologies. I haven’t been able to find an official name for him, so I shall dub him Box the Somm after the coolest robot ever from Logan’s Run. See the full post »


2 comments 08.26.2008 |

In the Heat of the Day

Beer

Unibroue Ephemere
It’s hot and a little sticky, you’ve just finished washing the car and you come inside for a refreshing drink. All you have in the fridge is cola and an lmperial Porter. Don’t get me wrong I love porters, but on a hot summer day its not my choice for a thirst quenching beverage. See the full post »


1 comment 08.26.2008 |

10 Reasons Why Southern Oregon Wine is Killer

Wine

RoxyAnn Vineyards

10. Sustainability, like much of Oregon, is a priority throughout the region.

9. The wine industry is relatively young and undiscovered in the mainstream.

8. There is a strong culture of collaboration between Southern Oregon and other Oregon wine regions, paving the way for continued improvement.

7. Many of the pioneers who got the region started are still active in wineries.
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1 comment 08.25.2008 |

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