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Becoming a Level 2 Sommelier

By |November 29th, 2016|Sommelier, Steven Sinkler, Uncategorized, wine|

READ Becoming a Level 1 Sommelier It’s Official….I’m Certified! It’s been two years since I successfully passed my Introductory Sommelier (Level 1) exam. In that time, I’ve patiently waited for the organization I began my studies with, the [...]

What Type of Wine Drinker Are You?

By |October 23rd, 2016|Steven Sinkler, wine|

by Steven Sinkler Wine drinkers come in every shape and size.    They also come with every type of opinion and knowledge level as well. I have now survived five summers as owner of The Wine Shack and have come to the conclusion that wine drinkers come in a couple of categories.   My guess is that you’ll find yourself in here somewhere. […]

Everybody Loves a Weekend at Camp, Especially When Its Oregon Pinot Camp!

By |August 27th, 2016|wine|

Every summer, since beginning in 2000, a group of Oregon’s finest wineries hold “Oregon Pinot Camp”, a jam-packed weekend of seminars, presentations and tastings devoted to Oregon’s premier wine grape, Pinot Noir.  […]

It’s Tough Work…Really.

By |August 27th, 2016|Category Name: White Rose, Category Path: Winery/White Rose, Category Name: Whites, Category Path: Whites|

Maryann and I recently returned from a “work trip” – a week-long Wine Cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures.  We soaked in the beauty of a sail on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, ate like kings and queens and the wine was pretty darned good too. […]

Try These Four Summer White Wines!

By |August 27th, 2016|Category Name: White Rose, Category Path: Winery/White Rose, Category Name: Whites, Category Path: Whites|

Hello from Steven! As the days get longer (and sunnier) and the temperatures get warmer, I get a big smile on my face, because white wine season is here.  Yes, I enjoy an earthy Oregon pinot noir and a fruit-forward Washington grenache, but I really love a crisp, cool glass of white wine.  […]

Reustle Prayer Rock’s Amazing Wines!

By |April 10th, 2016|Category Name: Resustle Prayer Rock, Category Path: Winery/Resustle Prayer Rock|

You may not have heard the big news, but Reustle Prayer Rock’s  2012 “Masada Block” Syrah was named the Best Syrah at the 6 Nations Wine Competition in Australia.   The 6 Nations Wine Competition is one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world. […]

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