What to Drink Right Now: Oregon Wines!

       If you ever get the chance to visit Oregon, go! It’s a foodies’ paradise with the most delectable farm to table foods I’ve ever had. The scenery is stunning and, saving the best for last, it’s a utopia of amazing wines.

       While many people know Oregon is a mecca for Pinot Noir lovers, it also produces some other amazing wines well worth trying.

       But if you can’t get to Oregon this year, don’t despair, Oregon is coming to New York!

       At 6:30pm, on Monday May 6th at the Altman Building 135 West 18th Street, 60 Oregon Wineries will be pouring some of their world class wines. For tickets and other info go to www.oregonwinetrail.org/trail.

       Now onto some of those outstanding wines!

       Let’s start with a sparkling wine.

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Argyle 2014 Blanc De Blancs

       This sparkling wine is 100% Chardonnay with fine, delicate bubbles, lively light citrus and shortbread flavors and a lovely round mouth feel. Looking for something new to celebrate with? This $50 bottle will not disappoint.

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       Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017

       Light, yet luscious and lemony. Such easy drinking. This food-friendly $17 wine is wonderful for pairing with almost anything. Would also drink well on its own while enjoying a beautiful spring day outside.

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       King Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Gris Domaine 2016

       This wine is bold and herbaceous with notes of caramel and lemon. It’s a decadently rich, full-bodied white. I found this to be a completely yummy wine on its own and would work well with a dessert course. While its unique flavors, and weightiness might make other pairings a challenge, good friends and conversation, or peace, quiet and solitude after a trying day, both pair wonderfully with this wine. Treat yourself to this $30 vino.

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