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  Have you ever heard of an urban winery? I hadn’t. Perhaps living in Southern Oregon’s inundated winery scene has biased my view of what winemaking looks like. I assumed that every vineyard also has the means for producing wine onsite. Clearly, that’s not quite the case. Urban Cork and

Every year I do the Wild Rogue Relay. It’s a masochistic event where you gather eleven friends and run 227 miles to the coast. Every runner runs about 17 miles over the course of 24 hours and, generally speaking, there’s a lot of suffering involved. Certainly, there are times when

Located on the corner of Front and Main Streets, Elements Tapas Bar is a highlight of Medford’s downtown. I went in on a fairly busy night, looking for a couple of signature cocktails. My server, Courtney, was incredibly helpful and steered me towards several cocktails I enjoyed. I tried three

Sean Vice, owner of Vice Brewing Company in Grants Pass, Oregon, looks like the kind of guy you want brewing beer. Plaid shirt, A large smile, friendly eyes, and impressive beard. He moves with a steady purpose, and knows a lot about his main product. The brewery smelled wonderfully of

Gold Rush Cidery strikes it rich! The first cidery in Medford delivers strong flavors, and also a fun tasting room.

The holiday season means a few things for those of us who participate: 1. We’ll be forced to spend time with family we haven’t seen for most of the year, 2. Stress shopping and 3. Enough Holiday music to drive someone mad. There is one thing that helps in living

When I first moved to southern Oregon, I went to a wine tasting party with my sister and a group of her friends. I hadn’t been out of college for more than a few months, which meant I was still in that phase of my life where “expensive” beer was

I’ve always been an above average student.  A solid B- was my general GPA from High School through College. This fact has only been exaggerated now that I’m above the legal drinking limit and can walk to a bar at any time of the day and order a beer. I

It’s a bit of irony that as a child I never liked writing. I have very vivid memories of myself throwing a tantrum on the floor, pleading to my mother to help me write my three (yes, three) sentence synopsis of a news article. I’d do everything in my power

I spend a lot of time drinking. This would sound very worrying to someone like my psychologist father who spends his time listening to alcoholics and people with anxiety problems, but drinking is very much a social part of our world. Book clubs, dates, writing clubs, social hangouts, everything centers