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Julia Burke

Julia Burke (DipWSET) is a writer and wine educator currently based in Newark, New Jersey. She has lived, worked and enjoyed beers in vineyards in New York's Niagara region, throughout the Midwest, in South Africa, and in the Willamette Valley. 

An Intern's Perspective

AN EAST COAST SOMMELIER REFLECTS ON A WEST COAST HARVEST Lisbet Lopez is a Sommelier at Amara at Paraiso in Miami, FL. Follow Lisbet's wine journey on Instagram @lisbetvioleta. Tell us about your…

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What's Vintage Variation?

What’s Vintage Variation, and Why Does It Matter? Do you remember what the weather was like the year you graduated from high school? Perhaps not, but you probably remember the number-one hit song, the…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

The Chehalem Cultural Center, downtown Newberg’s public art gallery and center for the arts, community, education, heritage, and inclusion, is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)…

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Lawn Games for Wine Lovers

Everyone wants to get outside in springtime, especially as May and Memorial Weekend bring the start of tourism season. With the Valley in full bloom, warm weather becoming more and more common and…

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How To Make An AVA

This post was updated on June 29, 2022. With discussion aplenty in the Willamette Valley surrounding labeling, AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) and newly minted Willamette Valley regions (Lower Long…

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