Cork & Barrel returns to Bend

17 regional wineries featured at annual event July 20-22

It’s time again for the biggest annual wine event on the Central Oregon calendar. Cork … Read more

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Try a shandy this summer

Refreshing drink blends beer and soda or juice

The hot summer months often put me on the hunt for lighter, crisp, refreshing beers … Read more

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Brewer initiative aims to identify ‘real’ craft beer

As Big Beer has snapped up craft breweries, it’s grown harder to tell who the … Read more

The zins of the forefathers

19th century ‘old vines’ distinguish this California varietal

One of the most enigmatic of wines is zinfandel. Is it red or white? A … Read more

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Bend brewers go for the gose

Sessionable beer seasoned with salt, coriander

American brewers love resurrecting extinct or obscure beer styles and making them their own. Often … Read more

Pinot gris rules at King Estate

At Oregon’s largest winery, pinot noir plays second fiddle

This may come as a shock, but the best-selling wine made by Oregon’s largest producer … Read more

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Ale Apothecary’s Bend tasting room

Space open two days a week at Century Center

Fans of The Ale Apothecary, one of Central Oregon’s most distinctive breweries, take note: The … Read more

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Italy’s brilliant reds

Great wines from the boot of the Mediterranean

Many international wine connoisseurs consider Italian reds to be among the best in the world … Read more

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Two birthday bashes at Bend Box Factory

Immersion, Atlas Cider toast anniversaries

The Box Factory, on the northern edge of the Old Mill District, has become something … Read more

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Volcano Vineyard’s sangria is Kool-Aid for adults

Volcano’s fruity wine mix is a best-seller for the Bend winery

If you trust the traditional definition of sangria, you know that it is a wine … Read more

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10 years of 10 Barrel

Brewery to host free anniversary bash Saturday

When I wrote “Bend Beer: A History of Brewing in Central Oregon” three years ago, … Read more

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Corks vs. screw caps

Perceptions are changing with regard to how wine is sealed

What is the difference between a bottle of wine sealed with a cork or with … Read more

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Good Life Secret Stash for spring

Brewery to release special recipe beers

GoodLife Brewing Co. is unveiling secrets for 2017 — in the form of its Secret … Read more

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A Down Under delight

New Zealand sauvignon blanc ranks among best whites

One of my favorite white varietals, especially to enjoy during spring and early summer, is … Read more

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The ecclesiastical ales of Easter

Develop a monkish devotion to Trappist ales

This Sunday is Easter, and though many equate the holiday with bunnies, baskets and colored … Read more

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Restaurant review: The Victorian Café abides in west Bend

Renovations near, but breakfast and brunch endure

Bend has changed dramatically since The Victorian Café was established as the Victorian Pantry in … Read more

Get ‘Naked’ in Bend

Hood River winery ‘aims to tease’ at Old Mill tasting room

“We aim to tease!” That’s the mantra of Naked Winery. Based in Hood River, with … Read more

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Three Creeks starts Throwback Series with an amber ale

First in a series of four nostalgic beers

Three Creeks Brewing Co.’s latest creation hit the taps recently, the first in a new … Read more

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