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Winemaker Spotlight with Tony Soter

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Winemaker Spotlight with Tony Soter

We are honored to kick our off Winemaker Spotlight series with Tony Soter of Soter Vineyards.  Tony started in 1975 and worked with wineries such as Stag's Leap, Spring Mountain, Chappellet and Sequoia Grove just to name a few. He eventually bottled his own label under the Etude brand. With Pinot Noir at heart, Tony finally left Napa Valley and moved to Oregon to start Soter Vineyards in Willamette Valley, Oregon. In 2009, Tony established the Planet Oregon label to make "delicious, environmentally responsible wine at an accessible price". Some would call it coincidence, others would call it serendipity. However,...

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Beef Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy) Stew, Oh my!

Posted by Monica Yu on

Beef Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy) Stew, Oh my!

If you are looking for a way to wow your family, friends and taste buds look no further! While you are working around your home you can pop this stew in the oven and have the aromas tease you. Here at Plume Ridge Bottle Shop this is a Team favorite! We hope you enjoy as well! 

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The Perfect Wine for your Thanksgiving Table

Posted by Monica Yu on

The Perfect Wine for your Thanksgiving Table

  Finding the perfect wines to match the diverse dishes on your Thanksgiving table can be a daunting task. From cranberry sauce to mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, how does one find the right pairing to satisfy everyone’s palate? To solve this overwhelming task, one may use the classic approach and serving something to compliment both the meat and vegetable spread. Truchard Pinot Noir Dr. Tony Truchard was one of the first physicians in California to become a winery owner in the 70s. He started off with 20 acres in 1973 while still practicing internal medicine in Reno.  Wine was...

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Coffee Rubbed Steak with Creamed Corn & Tomatillo Risotto

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Coffee Rubbed Steak with Creamed Corn & Tomatillo Risotto

This recipe for Coffee Rubbed Steak with Creamed Corn & Tomatillo Risotto is hearty and rich with loads of complex flavors. The subtle layers of coffee, smoke and savory seasonings infuse the marbling with more distinction that begs for a wine pairing. The risotto also plays well with Sauvignon Blanc's roundness and minerality, as well as a good Pinot Noir.  Making the Rub: makes 1+ cup of seasoning rub ¼ cup of Whole Coriander Seed 2 tbsp of Black Peppercorns 2 tbsp of Whole Cloves 4 tbsp Dark Roast Coffee ¼ cup of Kosher Salt Toast the cloves, peppercorns and coriander in...

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Dijon Duck Breast

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Dijon Duck Breast

Is the cold weather making you crave some delicious duck? We've got you covered with this recipe for Dijon Duck Breast. Duck is a popular meat in many cultures and is often overlooked here in the US. It has a flavor profile much more complex than chicken or turkey and leans a bit towards steak in texture. Rendered fat from cooking duck also makes for fantastic cooking grease. To keep this dish casual and tasty, we've sauteéd root vegetables to serve along side. Typically you will want to pair Duck with red wine, however you have mustard sauce, which needs...

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