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Missed our Wine Issue? We revisit one of last issue’s suggestions, and recommend you pair this review with our more complete online review of local wines. Chardonnay, as one of the most neutral varietals, is heavily impressed by the conditions of the vineyard and the winemaker’s touch. Though, at its

Climate City Brewing is not quite a year old and already has found its footing. The third contemporary brewery in Grants Pass, Climate City is actually drawing from the city’s turn-of-the-century history (as in, 1900s, not 2000s) to bring something new to the area—and the results are wonderful. Not only

“We’re making whiskey aged in Oregon oak, made with Oregon barley, I don’t know of anyone else doing that” says Immortal Spirits owner, Jesse Gallagher. “Casks are pretty hard to get ahold of, mostly we use re coopered wine barrels that are given this heavy charcoal called Alligator skin.” Their

After a long day’s bike ride through the orchards there’s nothing better than a cold pint. While you can technically roll up in your spandex onesie to any bar after a long afternoon, some locations are more accepting than others. At Flywheel, in Talent, wearing spandex you are more likely

Some readers don’t like cocktails. They like their booze simple. For them, we here at Drink Local are featuring mead, the anti-cocktail. What’s more basic than hooch drunk from the Serengeti to the Fjords since before record? It’s one of the oldest boozes; mead, honey beer, tej. But brewers have

Platt Anderson Cellars is Ashland’s first urban winery. Wait, an urban winery? Yes, it’s possible! They source each of their grapes from local vineyards based on desired soil quality, vine nutrient and flavor integrity. They then crush, press and ferment in Ashland’s residential railroad district. And the results are top-notch.

Hard Cider is as American as the Boy Scouts, or driving jacked-up trucks downtown listening loudly to Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, or Johnny Cash. Chances are if your great-great-grandparents were stateside circa the Louisiana Purchase, they were getting swilled in a barn on locally pressed cider. At that time, it

For Those Times You Want A Six-Pack in a Single Pint It’s all about the malt in Caldera Brewing’s South Side Strong Ale. It has a potent flavor of raisins, toffee and caramel mixed with rich loamy soil and cherry tree roots. The appearance is reddish brown, the body is big