Wine, Brews & Spirits

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason. — Latin proverb

Here we offer information and education about Wine, Brews & Spirits: everything from how to taste, how to buy, and how to pair. And we'll offer new discoveries, profiles about wine makers, brewers, distillers, and great places you can go to explore.

NOTE: All products are independently reviewed and none have paid for recognition. If you produce or sell an item you believe should be included, please email us.

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France’s Loire Valley: Heaven for Wine Lovers

Muscadet sur Lie

Our Wine & Spirits Editor Julie Pegg teaches us about Loire Valley wines.

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Prosecco and Other Festive Bubblies

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Our Wine & Spirits Editor Julie Pegg uncorks Prosecco for the holidays.

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Crave Liqueurs: Chocolate Flavored Deliciousness

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Our panel of experts put’s John DeKuyper & Sons Crave chocolate liqueurs to the test.

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Red Wines for Thanksgiving

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RFT Wine & Spirits Editor guides you to Turkey Day red wines.

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Wines Bring Traveling Memories Home

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Buying wines from different countries can bring back great memories.

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Aviation American Gin: The Perfect Blend

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Our gin expert checks out Aviation artisan gin.

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Whites for the Dog Days of Summer

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Our wine guru, Julie Pegg, talks late summer whites.

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A Beercation in Eugene, Oregon aka “Brewgene”

Steelhead brewery in Eugene, Oregon

Our Beer Editor, Brian Yaegar, takes a beercation in Eugene.

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Vodka—The Answer is Clear

tasting spirits in British Columbia

Craft Vodkas aren’t your grandfather’s vodka. Editor’s note: In the last couple of years, vodka has made a comeback as a go-to spirit. Now, high-end and artisan distillers are both getting in the act and producing some outstanding varieties. RFT’s Wine & Spirits Editor, Julie Pegg, dives into to the subject of Vodka and samples […]

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Anchor Distilling, San Francisco: Crafting a Winner

Anchor beer

Our reviewers dive into what Anchor Distilling has to offer.

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Urban Winetopia: Wine Touring in Portland, Oregon

PDX Urban Winery

Our Beer Editor, Brian Yaeger, takes a bus tour of Portland’s urban wineries.

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Great Tequila: It’s More than Margaritas

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RFT sent writer Elizabeth Fagin to explore the world of great tequilas.

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