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Pinot Days Chicago 2014

Do you love Pinot Noir? Get tickets for the 7th annual Pinot Days Festival at Navy Pier. Pinot Days is the largest gathering of Pinot Noir producers in the world. Pinot Noir winemakers will be pouring hundreds of exceptional pinots that are stylistically diverse regions like Callifornia’s Russian River Valley and Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Pinot Days  Principle

“Pinot Days is the largest gathering of Pinot Noir producers in the world. It has to be; pinot noir is exceptionally stylistically diverse, and our aim is to give every pinot lover a place to “go deep” within the style you love. And, if you’re open to venturing outside of your comfort zone, you can learn about, and quite possibly love, other styles as well. To this end we gather hundreds of pinot noir winemakers to pour hundreds of pinots that range from the picture of elegance to forward and “wow.” You can’t try them all – don’t try – it’s not the point! The point is to follow your palate like a North Star, and experience this beautiful little grape in as many forms and styles as compel you. It is an endless pursuit of knowledge. So, ignore the critics; ask folks in the crowd, “Who have you tried? What do you like?” Pinot noir is way more than a grape variety – it’s an art form. It is an endlessly fascinating intellectual and aesthetic pursuit for people who want to savor the good things in life. So we invite the world to Pinot Days, because pinot noir can change the world, one pretty, little, thin-skinned grape at a time.” www.pinotdays

California Pinot noir from the Sonoma producer...
California Pinot noir from the Sonoma producer Hanzell winery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Participating Exhibitors-

Aberrant Cellars, Ancient Oak Cellars, August West, Benziger Family Winery, Buena Vista Winery, Cartograph, Cornerstone Cellars Oregon, Davis Bynum Wines, Davis Family Vineyards, DeLoach Vineyards, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, EIEIO & Company, Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Hahn Estate, Hilliard Bruce Winery, Inman Family Wines, J Vineyards & Winery, Katherine Anne Confections, Keller Estate, Kendric Vineyards, Kessler-Haak Wines, Landmark Vineyards, MacPhail Family Wines, Mansfield-Dunne Wines, Martinelli Winery, McEvoy Ranch Olive Oil, Mystic Shire, New Zealand Winegrowers, Omero Cellars, On the Avenue Marketing, Pali Wine Company, Ritual, RTV, Saintsbury, Sojourn Cellars, Stoller Vineyards, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Trombetta Family Wines, Van Duzer Vineyards, Willakenzie Estate Winery, Wren Hop Vineyards, Yelp

Oregon winery Willamette Valley VineyardsOregon winery Willamette Valley Vineyards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014

WHERE: Navy Pier, Lakeview Terrace from 2-5 p.m.

Tickets: $70 at www.pinotdays.com

TIckets are available for the following locations and dates:

Click The Festival City Below To   View Details Of Each Event

Vineyard in the California wine region of the ...Vineyard in the California wine region of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pinot NoirPinot Noir (Photo credit: naotakem)

Pinot noir grapes have a much darker hue than ...
Pinot noir grapes have a much darker hue than the bluish-gray coloring of Pinot gris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Try some Pinot Noir from the Oregon; Oregon Pinot Noir producers will be in a specially designated area.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vinno-con-vista.com

 

 

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FEAST Portland 2012

A stitched panorama of downtown Portland, OR a...
A stitched panorama of downtown Portland, OR at night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Attend the inaugural culinary FEAST Portland 2012 with 100 chefs and 40 events! Meet Oregon’s Willamette Valley winemakers, chefs and food artisans.

Portland Oregon Red Bull Flutag 2008
Portland Oregon Red Bull Flutag 2008 (Photo credit: dklimke)
A 360 degree panorama of Pioneer Courthouse Sq...
A 360 degree panorama of Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
WHEN: FEAST Portland September 20-23, 2012
Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland
Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Some lucky individuals will win the culinary FEAST of a lifetime on Alaska Airlines for nine nights of indulgence with VIP FEAST passes at www.traveloregon.com/feast.
Founded in 2012 by Carrie Welch and Mike Thelin as the “Northwest’s flagship culinary event and Oregon’s first-ever international food-and-beverage festival, Bon Appetit Presents Feast Portland.”
Weather Machine in Pioneer Courthouse Square, ...
Weather Machine in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All festival proceeds benefit national and local hunger relief organizations Share Our Strength and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (@FeastPDX).

The flag of the city of Portland, Oregon flyin...
The flag of the city of Portland, Oregon flying in Pioneer Courthouse Square (upside-down) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Augustin Théodule Ribot: The cook and the cat
Augustin Théodule Ribot: The cook and the cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: September 20-23, 2012

Here’s a list of the events from the official website www.feastportland.com:

Portland Oregon from the east. By User:Fcb981
Portland Oregon from the east. By User:Fcb981 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. FEAST PORTLAND DINNER SERIES September 20, 21 and 22, evenings Locations vary, $95–$200 The Feast Portland Dinner Series affords once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience the talents of chefs from across the country without leaving Portland’s city limits. All dinners will feature a collaboration between a Portland chef and a visiting chef and offer local beer, wine, and spirits. Duos include: Sunny Jin (Jory, Newberg, OR) and Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles), Adam Sappington (The Country Cat, PDX) and Elias Cairo (Olympic Provisions, PDX) with Paul Kahan (Chicago); Jenn Louis (Lincoln Restaurant, PDX) with April Bloomfield (Spotted Pig, NYC); Matt Lightner (Atera, NYC) with Sean Brock (Husk, Charleston, SC); and Daniel Patterson (Coi, San Francisco) with Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand, Paris).

English: 'Allow Me' Sculpture in Pioneer Court...
English: ‘Allow Me’ Sculpture in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. OREGON BOUNTY MARKETPLACE September 21 and 22, daytime Pioneer Courthouse Square (701 SW Sixth Avenue), $60 per day or $100 for both days Portland’s so-called living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square will transform into the city’s dining room for two days as host to Feast Portland’s grand tasting event—the Oregon Bounty Marketplace, sponsored by Travel Oregon/Oregon Bounty. The 40,000-square-foot, award-wining public space will feature wineries, breweries, cheesemakers, coffee roasters, distillers, and many of the featured regional artisans that landed Oregon’s exciting and energetic food community on the map. Experience the local scene; meet the chefs and the winemakers you’ve read about, watch cooking demonstrations from celebrated local and national chefs, and head to the Oregon Storyteller’s Circle to listen to the stories of the people who paved the way.

Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon....
Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon. At center is Jackson Tower, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Journal Building. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. OREGON BOUNTY MARKETPLACE MAIN CHEF DEMO STAGE September 21 and 22, daytime Pioneer Courthouse Square (701 SW Sixth Avenue), admission included with entry to Marketplace Anchoring the amphitheater steps at Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Oregon Bounty Marketplace main stage will feature cooking demonstrations by some of the most innovative local talent and visiting chefs like Aaron Sanchez, April Bloomfield, Naomi Pomeroy and Seamus Mullen.

Aerial view of Director Park in Portland, Oregon.
Aerial view of Director Park in Portland, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4. DIRECTOR PARK TEACHERS FOUNTAIN DEMO STAGE September 21 and 22, daytime Director Park  (815 SW Park Avenue), $45 The Teachers Fountain demo stage will feature chefs and experts demonstrating techniques, but without a full kitchen. Learn mortar-and-pestle cooking with Chef Nancy Silverton, taste charcuterie made from locally raised pigs paired with Oregon Pinot Noir grown from the same soil in Pork and Pinot Noir, led by Elias Cairo of Olympic Provisions and Eric Finley of Chop Butchery; enjoy an expert demo, Thai Street Food with Andy Ricker, that will undoubtedly change opinions aboutone of the world’s most misrepresented cuisines; and celebrate chocolate alchemists pushing the boundaries during the Chocolate City, USA, panel led bySebastian Cisneros of Cocanu, David Briggs of Xocolatl de David, and Sarah Hart of Alma Chocolate.

5. DIRECTOR PARK DRINKS PAVILION September 21 and 22, daytime Director Park  (815 SW Park Avenue), $45 This covered outdoor terrace in Portland’s newest downtown piazza will be home to the majority of the festival’s wine-and-beer programming, including learning Stupid Wine Tricks with Josh Wesson and uncovering the flavorful botanicals used in distinctive Not Your Grandfather’s Gin. Beer expert and author Christian DeBenedetti will also confirm why “Belgium is a Place in Oregon.”

6. DIRECTOR PARK TASTING ANNEX September 21 and 22, daytime Director Park  (815 SW Park Avenue), admission included with entry to Teacher’s Fountain The Tasting Annex provides an opportunity for attendees of the Teachers Fountain demos and Lower Terrace Seminars to apply their newfound knowledge in an intimate tasting area. Following each demo and seminar, a tasting experience will be set up to showcase the chocolates, charcuterie, wines, and beers featured in Director Park programming. Picture a seminar on Oregon Chardonnay followed by an exclusive tasting of Chardonnays from around the state, or a sampling of Oregon’s bean-to-bar chocolates followed by a confections demo.

7. HANDS-ON CLASSES September 21 and 22, daytime Classes: Le Cordon Bleu (600 SW Tenth Avenue), $65 At the heart of Oregon’s food culture is a devotion to traditional culinary craft. Whether it’s whole-animal butchery, how to pickle and preserve, or how to make the perfect pretzel, Portland and Oregon are home to many expert teachers. Feast Portland has amassed the best of them to share knowledge on how to do it yourself in an intimate classroom setting, including Whole Animal Butchery with Camas Davis, Homemade Bitters by Mark Bitterman, Pretzel Making by Andrea Slonecker, and Root Vegetables by Diane Morgan.

8. FEAST PORTLAND NIGHT MARKET September 21, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Ecotrust Building (721 NW Ninth Avenue), $125 With James Beard Award winner Andy Ricker among the planners, the Feast Portland Night Market will transform one of the city’s most well-known historic buildings into the nation’s liveliest outdoor celebration of global street food. Imbued with the spirit of the great nighttime food markets of Southeast Asia, but celebrating multiple food traditions, the Feast Portland Night Market will embody the sights, sounds, smells, and energy of a world culinary journey. The sensory overload is complete with participating chefs like Anita Lo, Aaron Sanchez, and Eddie Huang as well as restaurants Aviary, Boke Bowl, Double Dragon, Biwa, Andina, and Nong’s Khao Man Gai.

9. THE WHOLE FOODS MARKET SPEAKER SERIES September 22, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Gerding Theater at the Armory (128 NW 11th Avenue), $30 The Speaker Series is Feast Portland’s forum for regional and national food-thought leaders to create a platform for open dialogue on issues that are important to our region and to the world. Hosted and curated by Randy Gragg, and featuring experts like Bon Appetit editor in chief Adam Rapoport and food writer Francis Lam, the Speaker Series will provide an opportunity for all attendees to go into greater depth on many different food topics, gain new perspective, and share feedback as part of the food community.

10. HIGH COMFORT September 22, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon Street), $200 Curated with the help of renowned Portland chefs Vitaly Paley and Philippe Boulot, High Comfort is a showcase of comfort foods pushed out of their comfort zone and into an elevated and rarefied realm—where mac and cheese is scented with Oregon truffles, where a Reuben sandwich is made with Dungeness crab and sturgeon caviar, and where a diner is never more than an arm’s length away from the next slice of Iberian ham or foie gras. Multiple Oregon wineries will be featured alongside a handful of their high-end European contemporaries. Participating chefs include Brad Farmerie (Public, NYC), Seamus Mullen (Tertulia, NYC), Cathy Whims (Nostrana, PDX), Hedy Goldsmith (Michael’s Genuine, Miami), Amanda Freitag (NYC), Gregory Denton (Ox, PDX), and Chris Cosentino (Incanto, San Francisco).For more information visit: www.feastportland.com

Portland Convention Center Oregon
Portland Convention Center Oregon (Photo credit: mhiran1)

Meet the chefs, brewers, artisans and winemakers. Enjoy cooking demonstrations from celebrated chefs like Chris Cosentino, April Bloomfield and Naomi Pomeroy at the KitchenAid Main Demo Stage.

Click here to Buy Tickets!

For more information visit www.feastportland.com

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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The Bite of Oregon 2012 in Portland

The Bite of Oregon 2012 is Portland’s premier culinary waterfront festival. This three day event Foodie Fest highlights Oregon’s culinary prowess.

It is a celebration of Oregon’s food and wine culture. There will be food from some of  Portland’s best restaurants. THE GERRY FRANK’S OREGON CHEF’S TABLE – presented by the Oregonian is an outstanding opportunity to experience small gourmet bites from some of the top chefs from around the state. You can also taste THE BEST OF OREGON’S FOOD CART CUISINE. There will be wine from over 20 wineries that represent Oregon’s diverse micro-climates.

The Bite Festival proceeds have been supporting the Oregon Special Olympics for 29 years. There will be menu items ranging in price from $2 – $10. Proceeds go directly to the Special Olympics of Oregon.

Governer Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portlan...
Governer Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, seen looking south...
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, seen looking south from the Steel Bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: August 10, 2012 – August 12, 2012

WHERE: Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland

English: The Oregon Brewers Festival, an annua...
English: The Oregon Brewers Festival, an annual craft beer festival at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The 2012 MIX Wine Pavilion will feature a wide variety of wineries.

Enjoy Oregon Pinots, Chardonnays, Cabernets and Merlot from the folllowing wineries:

Hip Chicks do Wine – Portland, OR
Namaste Vineyards – Dallas, OR
SakéOne – Forest Grove, OR
Chateau Bianca – Dallas, OR
Coleman Vineyard – McMinnville, OR
Naked Winery – Hood River, OR
Noble Estate Vineyard & Winery – Eugene, OR
Pyrenees Vineyard & CellarsMyrtle Creek, OR
Zerba Cellars – Milton Freewater, OR
Hillcrest Vineyard – Roseburg, OR
Alex Eli VineyardMolalla, OR
Ghost Hill Cellars – Carlton, OR
Hawkins Cellars – Portland, OR
Shasta View Vineyards – Montague, CA
Capitello Wines – Eugene, OR
Willamette Valley Vineyards – Turner, OR
Methven Family Vineyards & WineryDayton, OR
Seufert Winery – Dayton, OR
J Wrigley Winery – Sheridan, OR
Rizzo Winery – Salem, OR
2 Towns Ciderworks – Corvallis, OR
Van Duzer Vineyard – Dallas, OR
Arcane Cellars – Salem, OR
New Deal Distillery – Portland, OR
Rex Goliath – Woodbridge, CA
Tesoaria – Roseburg, OR
Waterfront Village in Gov. Tom McCall Waterfro...
Waterfront Village in Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park at the 2007 Portland Rose Festival. The Willamette River is at right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
RiverPlace neighborhood at south end of Waterf...
RiverPlace neighborhood at south end of Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. This section is South Waterfront Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For more information visit http://www.biteoforegon.com/food/

 

Language Distribution of Oregon Natives
Language Distribution of Oregon Natives (Photo credit: Travis S.)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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26th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration 2012 in McMinnville Oregon

DORKING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12:  Vinyard worker...
DORKING, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 12: Vinyard worker Mary Yeo picks pinot noir grapes at Denbies Wine Estate on October 12, 2011 in Dorking, England. Workers are picking this year’s crop of grapes for what is expected to be a very good year for British wine after an early warm Spring and a unusually mild October. At 265 acres Denbies is the United Kingdom’s largest single estate vineyard. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Attend the  26th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville Oregon!

English: Melrose Hall at Linfield College in M...
English: Melrose Hall at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: July 27-29, 2012

WHERE: Linfield College

Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir (Photo credit: naotakem)

Pinot Noir lovers can taste the best selections from 70 international producers with more than 250 wines at the 26th anniversary event at Linfield College. The event features Pinot noirs from around the globe including Burgundy and the Willamette Valley. Take a guided stroll through the lovely vineyards.

There will be two grand tastings, a traditional Northwest Salmon Bake, multi-course meals,Champagne brunch, jazz music, horseshoes, beer and much more.

Wine will be paired with food including: brined pork belly with haricots verts and bourride en geléebarrigoule des chanterelles. Locally baked breads and pastries, Oregon’s legendary berries and cured meats will be available every day.

The event kicks off on Friday with breakfast on the Riley Hall Patio from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Admission to the full weekend’s events, except The Passport to Pinot tasting, is $975 per person, with individual events ranging from $100-$150 per person. For tickets and information, call 800-755-4762 or visit www.ipnc.org

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Travel Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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