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Wine Tasting in Oregon – Wine Factor’s experience at Coeur de Terre Winery

I’m a lucky guy.¬† I get to travel and taste Pinot Noirs with my good friends the¬†Hurleys, proprietors of Wine Factor. We’ve spent the last decade traipsing around California, visiting wineries large and small, and I think I have a … Continue reading

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“Retronasal” Wine-Tasting

Want to get a real blast of a wine’s flavor? Try retronasal breathing! Sounds pretty funny, huh? It can be! If you’re with friends, you’ve had a few glasses of wine already, and you try this for the first time, … Continue reading

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Why Do We Swirl?

“Why do we swirl wine?” So you are sitting in a nice restaurant, and you see the couple at the table next to you swirling their wine around, smelling it, then sipping it. Why do they go through all those … Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Create a Quality Pinot Noir Wine? (part one of 3000)

by Patrick Hurley Well, besides divine intervention, the art of making a quality wine is a lot harder than you would probably imagine. If you were as experimental as I was in college, blissfully adding sugar and Welch’s Grape Juice … Continue reading

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Basics of Wine Tasting

What makes some wines better than others? It is hard to tell what makes a wine better than another before actually opening the bottle and sampling it for yourself. A quality pinot noir comes from grapes that have been properly … Continue reading

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