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Grape Destinations: Why Blend Wine?
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Grape Destinations: Why Blend Wine?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - March 14, 2019

On a very special edition of Grape Destinations, we learn the ins and outs of wine blending from an industry professional.  It really is an art. Using…

Grape Destinations: The Wines of Nova Scotia
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Grape Destinations: The Wines of Nova Scotia

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 20, 2018

This year my husband and I had the pleasure of traveling to the Northern Atlantic coast to visit the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia.  One thing…

Grape Destinations: What is Port Wine?
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Grape Destinations: What is Port Wine?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 30, 2018

Port, when used in the context of a cruise ship, usually refers to the left side of the vessel. However, when in the dining room of that…

Grape Destinations: Have You Heard of Anderson Valley?
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Grape Destinations: Have You Heard of Anderson Valley?

Porthole Cruise Magazine - August 16, 2018

Napa Valley is easily the most famous wine-making region in California and probably the United States as a whole. The region’s fame and considerable fortune in the…

Grape Destinations: A View From The Top (Of a Fermentation Tank)
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Grape Destinations: A View From The Top (Of a Fermentation Tank)

Porthole Cruise Magazine - July 12, 2018

Being in the wine business certainly has its perks. One such perk, “Harvest intern” for a week in beautiful Napa Valley, California. In late September 2016, for…

Grape Destinations: a Taste of Oregon’s Vino History
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Grape Destinations: a Taste of Oregon’s Vino History

Porthole Cruise Magazine - May 17, 2018

Driving through Dundee, you have to look somewhat carefully to see the history.  Many of the oldest structures have been replaced by newer ones. But if you’re…

Grape Destinations: The Willamette Winemakers
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Grape Destinations: The Willamette Winemakers

Porthole Cruise - March 21, 2018

The thick, weathered vines at  Sokol Blosser attest to the decades that have passed since the rootstocks were first planted. It’s almost as if the vines are…

Theme Cruise: Grape Expectations
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Theme Cruise: Grape Expectations

Porthole Cruise - March 1, 2018

By Judi Cuervo It’s 10:30 a.m. and I’m at the 20-acre Mt. Hood Winery, Oregon’s 2016 Winery of the Year. In the glass before me is a…