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19 Wine Terms That Matter

When looking at tasting notes and discussing wine with others, it’s easy to end up in the weeds fast.  While there are thousands of wine terms you may come across, here are the ones that matter most: Acidity: Tartness, liveliness and crispness noted in the taste of wine.  Acidity is critical in successful wine and [...]

Why Portland won the last 4 of 6 F&W Best New Chef awards

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I’m so very proud of my hometown’s ascension to the national food scene over the past few years.  The latest news:  that Castagna chef Matt Lightner picked up a 2010 Best New Chef Award in NYC from Food and Wine magazine. Is it uncanny that four of the past six awards have gone to Portland [...]