Stone Barn Brandyworks Picard Sour Cocktail recipe

Stone Barn Brandyworks Picard Sour Cocktail

Stone Barn Brandyworks is a small, family-owned distillery in Southeast Portland that cooks up spirits of all kinds, including many using locally grown fruit. Started by Sebastian and Erika Degens, Stone Barn Brandyworks has a cozy tasting space smack in the middle of their distillery. Visitors can sip tasting samples and get a tour of the place without ever leaving their bar stools. Sebastian’s family is from Germany, where fruit brandies played an influential role in igniting his passion. So…

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Clear Creek Distillery’s Pear Brandy Sidecar cocktail recipe

Pear Brandy Sidecar with sugar rim

Clear Creek Distillery’s Pear Brandy Sidecar Recipe provided by Clear Creek Distillery 1 ½ ounce Clear Creek Pear Brandy ¾ ounce Cointreau ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice Shake all ingredients in a shaker, and double strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with fine sugar. Garnish with lemon zest and enjoy! SRP $45 (750ml bottle of Clear Creek Pear Brandy) If you’re in Portland, please visit their tasting room: CLEAR CREEK DISTILLERY 2389 NW WILSON ST. PORTLAND, OR 97210…

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Taste the first wines of the vintage at Beaujolais Nouveau

Hosted by the Heathman Hotel and presented by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance Française of Portland, the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival is the largest event of its kind on the West coast. It’s a celebration of the recent grape harvest throughout the northern hemisphere. In fact, it’s such a big deal in France that a law stipulates that no Beaujolais can be sold before midnight on the third Thursday of November. Made from the Gamay grape, these wines are bottled only weeks after harvest. Tasting…

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Taste the summer like no other– Oregon’s Zen vintage

Grape farmers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley never know what to expect from year to year… other than the unexpected. Blustery storms during fruit set can knock off flowers, resulting in low yields at harvest time, like they did in 2011. Birds can swarm the vineyards as the fruit ripens, sometimes decimating entire crops, as was the case in 2010. Summers can be hot, hot, hot, as we experienced during the 2009 growing season. Or remnants of a typhoon can hit without…

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Chardonnay wine is for lovers at Feast Portland

It’s been said “All you need is Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay.” Local producers here in Oregon agree. They’re making some of the best Chard out there and it’s not at all like yo mama’s favorite buttery, oak bomb. Instead it’s an elegant, fresh take on America’s #1 white wine. Let Bon Appétit’s Wine Insider, David Lynch, lead you through a tasting of some of the state’s best bottles and show you why Anything But Chardonnay is no way to drink. With that…

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Why We Feast at Feast Portland is the question. Do you know the answer?

Do you know Why We Feast at Feast Portland? Portland is a foodie town, there’s no disputing that fact. Our city attracts some of the best chefs in the country. Eating is our sport! Food is an important, maybe the most important, thread in the fabric of our world. We could speculate all day long over why food is so important to our local culture. Do you ever wonder if it’s because we live under an oppressive grey cloud that…

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