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re: Guide for Priorat and Rioja - sol graves
Went to Clos Figueras. Very nice. Great restaurant. Ask them to go down into cellar. We had a guide so no idea where it is but Clos Dominic is amazing. Paco is the owner and speaks little English but his wines were great. His upper terrace blend is worth it. He doesn’t export to the US. ...
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re: Guide for Priorat and Rioja - sol graves
I will look for my Priorat notes and guide info. Loved that region. My favorite wine region and I have been to many. Unreal olive oil as well. ...
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re: Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon (End of Aug / First week Sept) - sol graves
Took this exact trip last November. Barcelona is great. Awesome place to be based out of to take side trips as well. Madrid impressed me. Only spent two nights there. Wished we could have spent another. Lisbon was awesome. Took side trips to Fatima and Sintra. Could have spent the night ...
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re: Anyone done Willamette Valley? - sol graves
Went to Willamette, Astoria, Canon Beach, and Portland a few summers ago. Canon Beach was amazing. In Willamette definitely see: Soter (Mineral Springs Ranch) Ayoub Beaux Freres Eminent Domaine Evening Land Not Bad: Penner-Ashe Domaine Serene (too Napa country club for me) Domain...
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re: Wine: What are you drinking? - sol graves
Had a 2015 Round Pond Super Tuscan tonight. Poured a glass for wife and then polished off the bottle. Have two more in cellar so will have to provide a better review on another night. But it’s damn good. ...
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re: Orin Swift wines - sol graves
I love the idea of a wine thread. It’s all I drink now. ...
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re: Lisbon, Portugal update - sol graves
See if you can find As Bifanas Do Alfonso. Cozy place with a great sandwich. Go easy on the hot sauce. ...
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re: Lisbon, Portugal update - sol graves
[quote]Had my first guy ask me if I wanted cocaine but I believe it was the cheap shite as he was kinda raggedy[/quote] I promise you it won’t be real. Had a local on a tour say the drug laws are very relaxed there but all of the dealers preying in tourists sell baking powder or oregano. I had...
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re: Willamette Valley - sol graves
Not sure how many days you have there, but have been several times and the better vineyard stops are below. Soter/Mineral Springs Ranch- beautiful vineyard that grows more than grapes. Bring some extra cash to buy fresh produce. Ayoub- only hosts small groups. Need appointment. You literally ...
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re: Question about Portugal/Lisbon - sol graves
Sintra takes a full day. I go back I would stay two days. Easy to get there via train from downtown Lisbon. Belem is easy to get there via bus/Uber. However doing both in one day is a stretch. ...
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re: Napa wineries - sol graves
Round Pond is an awesome cab. Ask to taste their Gravel Series. It’s next door to Caymus and so much better. Caymus was grossly overrated and won’t go back. ...
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re: My 15 Favorite Wines Of 2017 For Under $20 - sol graves
[quote]Rombauer[/quote] This zin is almost like a port. In fact Rombauer makes a port. We open a bottle every year at Christmas with desert. ...
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re: What are you pouring for Thanksgiving? - sol graves
I just got back from Oregon this summer and all of my Pinot I ordered was delivered this week. More than likely popping some of it over the holidays. ...
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WTSO Wine Sale - sol graves
Today is a Cheapskate Marathon. Great wine at great prices. Features new wine every 15 minutes or less [link=(Http://www.wtso.com)]LINK[/link] ...
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re: Fiber rich foods for toddlers/young children - sol graves
85% cacao dark chocolate Sprinkle milled flax or chia seeds on food. No flavor to it at all. ...
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re: tell me about Oregon for a vacation - sol graves
I was just in this area and at Multnomah Falls less than a month ago. So sad. One of the most beautiful places I have seen in person. I highly recommend a trip to Oregon. I agree with just about everyone else in here that Portland itself was meh. But the rest of Oregon is amazing. Cannon Beach i...
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re: Willamette Valley Trip - sol graves
August seems to be a drier month, so fingers crossed we get good weather. Heading down the 101 from Astoria South and then over to the Valley. Can't wait. ...
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re: Willamette Valley Trip - sol graves
Thanks Queen I will check them out. ...
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Willamette Valley Trip - sol graves
Anyone ever been? Will be there 4 days. More than likely staying in or near McMinnville. Anything can't miss in that area?...
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