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Columbia Willamette Enological Society
The Grapevine, monthly newsletter of CWES  

This page contains links to the Grapevine, the monthly newsletter of CWES. The newsletter includes wine facts, reviews, and recipes.

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October 2014
  • Varietal Note: Chardonnay
  • Education Corner: Wine Fact Quiz
  • Recipe: Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Mustard Sauce
September 2014
  • Varietal Note: Petite Syrah
  • Article: CWES Hosts Judging of 2014 Craft Winefest of Vancouver in June
  • Education Corner: Some "Trivial" Facts About Oregon's Willamette Valley AVA (1983)
  • Recipe: Warm Scallop Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
June 2014
  • Pithy Quotes and Wine Info from Varietal Notes and Other Information on Wine and Winemaking:
    • "Here's to the corkscrew-a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly" — W. E. P. French
    • Cuvée or not to Cuvée
  • Education Corner: Some Famous Wine Quotes
  • Recipe: Peppercorn Filets with Wine Reduction Sauce (Serve with a peppery Syrah or a Zinfandel)
May 2014
  • Pithy Quotes and Wine Info from Varietal Notes and Other Information on Wine and Winemaking:
    • "Who is the scoundrel who stole the cork off of my lunch?!!!" — W. C. Fields
    • Wine Tasting Info: Mouth-feel
  • Education Corner: Random Historical Wine Trivia
  • Recipe: Scallop Salad with Anchovies, Radishes and Almonds (Serve with either a crisp Pinot Grigio or a grassy Sauvignon Blanc )
April 2014
  • Varietal Note: Schiava
  • Education Corner: More Wine Trivia!
  • Recipe: Greek-Style Braised Lamb Shanks (Made with Merlot. Enjoy with a bold red wine.)
March 2014
  • Varietal Note: Friulano
  • Education Corner: Some More Trivial Wine Facts!
  • Recipe: Smoked Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Green Apples (Enjoy with a dry Riesling.)
February 2014
  • Varietal Note: Furmint
  • Education Corner: Random Wine Facts
  • Recipe: Short Ribs in Red Wine
January 2014
  • Varietal Note: Tokaji
  • Education Corner: Some Wine Facts About France
  • Recipe: Vichyssoise (Serve with a stout Chardonnay)
December 2013
  • Varietal Note: Valdiguié
  • Education Corner: Italian Wine Facts
  • Recipe: Cheese and Chili Pepper Frittata Bites (Serve with your favorite Sauvignon Blanc!)
November 2013
  • Varietal Note: Grignolino
  • Education Corner: Match the answer to the question
  • Recipe: Halibut Chowder (Serve with a good Chardonnay and crusty bread.)
October 2013
  • Varietal Note: Albariño
  • Education Corner: How long should one expect properly stored wine to last?
  • Recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Prawns (Serve with your favorite white wine.)
September 2013
  • Varietal Note: Verdelho
  • Education Corner: Fill in the blank
  • Recipe: Pecan Tart (Serve with a dessert wine, or even an aged Port!)
June 2013
  • Varietal Note: Pinot Meunier
  • Education Corner: Wine Terms Quiz
  • Recipe: Shrimp with Fennel, Dill and Feta (Enjoy with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.)
May 2013
  • Varietal Note: Torrontés
  • Education Corner: Wine & Cheese Pairings
April 2013
  • Varietal Note: Verdelho
  • Education Corner: Wine Education Facts
  • Recipe: Pork Goulash
March 2013
  • Varietal Note: Gamay Noir
  • Education Corner: Wine Trivia
  • Recipe: Winter Delight: Beer and Cheddar Soup (Serve with crusty bread and an Alsatian Gewurztraminer!)
February 2013
  • Varietal Note: Trebbiano
  • Education Corner: Wine Trivia-The Wines of Bordeaux-True or False?
  • Recipe: Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake
January 2013
  • Varietal Note: Grenache Blanc
  • Education Corner: Name That Grape!
  • Recipe: Sacher Torte
December 2012
  • Varietal Note: Müller-Thurgau
  • Education Corner: French Wines, true or false?
  • Recipe: Grilled Holiday Salmon in Aquavit Marinade (Serve with either a medium-bodied white wine, or with Pinot Noir)
November 2012
  • Varietal Note: Lagrein
  • Education Corner: Random trivia questions
  • Recipe: Roast on the Rocks (Serve with a “big red” such as Syrah!)
October 2012
  • Varietal Note: Tannat
  • Education Corner: Trivia--Define or identify words/terms/names
  • Recipe: Tarte aux Pommes (flat apple tart) (Serve with a dessert wine of your choosing.)
September 2012
  • Varietal Note: Grüner Veltliner
  • Education Corner: Old World Trivia
  • Recipe: Peach and Raspberry Tart (Serve with a dessert wine made from Riesling or Viognier!)
May 2012
  • Varietal Note: Pinotage
  • Education Corner: How big is that bottle?
  • Recipe: Rhubarb and Berry Crisp (Serve with either Sauternes or Port.)
April 2012
  • Varietal Note: Sangiovese
  • Education Corner: April Wine Trivia: Match the description to the correct word.
  • Recipe: Penne with Sausage, Porcini and Portobello Mushrooms, and Syrah (Serve with the remaining Syrah.)
March 2012
  • Varietal Note: Counoise
  • Education Corner: Wine, Religion, and Humor
  • Recipe: Dried Cranberry and Chocolate Cookies, a Winter Comfort Dessert (Serve with a light amber dessert wine such as Ponzi's 2010 Vino Gelato.)
February 2012
  • Varietal Note: Roussanne
  • Education Corner: Wine in American Perspective: Some Fun Facts
  • Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Walnuts and Anchovies (Serve with roast and potatoes and a wine that compliments your roast.)
January 2012
  • Varietal Note: Grenache
  • Education Corner: Wine in Historical Perspective: Some Fun Facts
  • Recipe: Winter Delight: Beer and Cheddar Soup (Serve with crusty bread and an Alsatian Gewurztraminer)
December 2011
  • Varietal Note: Nebbiolo
  • Education Corner: Washington State Wine Trivia (2010 statistics)
  • Recipe: Grilled Holiday Salmon in Aquavit Marinade (Serve with a medium-bodied white wine, or with Pinot Noir)
November 2011
  • Varietal Note: Mourvèdre/Mataro
  • Education Corner: Some Unusual Wine Terms
  • Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Squares
October 2011
  • Varietal Note: Merlot
  • Education Corner: Malolactic Fermentation
  • Recipe: Tarte aux Pommes
September 2011
  • Varietal Note: Marsanne
  • Education Corner: Wine in the United Sates—No Trivial matter
  • Recipe: Salmon Rub (Serve with a nice Sauvignon Blanc.)
June 2011
  • Varietal Note: Siegerrebe
  • Education Corner: Globe-Trotting Wine Trivia
  • Recipe: Grilled Thai-Style Chicken (Serve with a a nice Sauvignon Blanc.)
May 2011
  • Varietal Note: Lemberger
  • Education Corner: Tough Triva Questions, Part II
  • Recipe: Smoked Salmon Spread (Serve with a a nice Pinot Noir.)
April 2011
  • Varietal Note: Gamay Beaujolais
  • Education Corner: Tough Triva Questions
  • Recipe: Herbed Leg of Lamb (Serve with a hearty red wine such as Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon.)
March 2011
  • Varietal Note: Riesling
  • Education Corner: Quiz— Name the main varietal associated with selected regions
  • Recipe: Barbeque Pork Tenderloins with Dried Cherry Chutney (Serve with Pinot Noir.)
February 2011
  • Varietal Note: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Education Corner: Wine Trivia
  • Recipe: Shrimp & Avocado Salsa in Pita Toasts (Serve with Pinot Gris.)
January 2011
  • Varietal Note: Tempranillo
  • Education Corner: Debunking Some Italian Wine Myths
  • Recipe: Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Bruschetta (Serve with Sauvignon Blanc.)
December 2010
  • Varietal Note: Dolcetto
  • Education Corner: Varietal Trivia Quiz
  • Recipe: Feuerzangenbowle (Flaming hot German Christmas Drink)
November 2010
  • Varietal Note: Semillon
  • Education Corner: Define The Foreign Language Wine Terms Quiz
  • Recipe: Smoked Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Green Apples       
    (variation on the traditional Alsatian Choucroute)
October 2010
  • Varietal Note: Maréchal Foch
  • Education Corner: The Foreign Language of Wine Fill-in-the-blanks Quiz
  • Recipe: Creole Style Prawns
September 2010
  • Varietal Note: Sagrantino
  • Education Corner: Wine Terminology Fill-in-the-blanks Quiz
  • Recipe: Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Bruschetta
May 2010
  • Varietal Note: Nebbiolo
  • Education Corner: 8 Helpful Wine Reference Books
  • Recipe: Burgundian Roast Leg of Lamb with Bacon
April 2010
  • Varietal Note: Carignan
  • Education Corner: Are you a true Wine Geek? Fill in the blanks!
  • Recipe: Tapenade Provençal
March 2010
  • Varietal Note: Muscat
  • Education Corner: Advanced Varietal Test
  • Recipe: Oriental Flank Steak Marinated in Wine
February 2010
  • Varietal Note: Pinot Blanc
  • Education Corner: Fun Wine Facts and
    Clark College Wine Course-From the Vine to the Bottle: Winter Edition
  • Recipe: Duck Breasts with Honey, Ginger, and Lavender
January 2010
  • Varietal Note: Carménère
  • Education Corner: Ambrose Bierce Anecdote, AVA trivia, Wine Quantity Terms
  • Recipe: Risotto with Squash, Oyster Mushrooms & Peppered Jack Cheese
December 2009
  • Varietal Note: Muscat
  • Education Corner: Wine Trivia True or False Quiz
  • Recipe: Harvest Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Pomegranates
November 2009
  • Varietal Note: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Education Corner: "Bottle Trivia" Quiz
  • Recipe: Braised Pork with Apples, Mushrooms & Calvados
October 2009
  • Varietal Note: Gewürztraminer
  • Education Corner: "Rhone Trivia" Quiz
  • Recipe: Subtle Veal Stew
September 2009
  • Varietal Note: Barbera
  • Education Corner: "Classical Roots" Quiz
  • Recipe: Ratatouille (Provencal Vegetable Stew)
June 2009
  • Varietal Note: Amarone
  • Education Corner: Wine Quiz Multiple Choice
May 2009
  • Varietal Note: Viognier
  • Education Corner: Notes on reading a wine label
  • Recipe: Rabbit Ragu
April 2009
  • Varietal Note: Chenin Blanc
  • Education Corner: Wine Facts….True or False Quiz
  • Recipe: Salmon Poached in White Wine with Caper Sauce
February 2009
  • Varietal Note: Chardonnay
  • Education Corner: Random Wine Facts
  • Recipe: Short Ribs in Red Wine
January 2009
  • Varietal Note: Petite Syrah
  • Education Corner: Food & Wine Pairing Rules of Thumb
December 2008
  • Varietal Note: Zinfandel
  • Education Corner: Hangover Reduction
  • Recipe: Easy Christmas Punch
November 2008
  • Varietal Note: Petit Verdot
  • Education Corner: Aroma Wine Wheel
  • Recipe: Beef Stew With Red Wine