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Ryly Hamilton

Ryly Hamilton

Ashlandite obsessed with all things liquid seeks the perfect vintage. Beer, booze & wine reviews.

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

“We can make wine here on par with anywhere in the world, this is an upcoming growing region to be proud of” says Michael Donovan, managing director of Irvine Vineyards and President of the Southern Oregon Winery Association. “There are a lot of really great small and family owned vineyards

While California’s wine industry is suffering from epic mega-drought, Southern Oregon’s wine industry is growing like a bean stalk (to mix agriculture metaphors). With the epically dry condition in California has crimped the flow of wine out of California, that scarcity has created an opportunity for other regions to step

Bikepacking is an overnight adventure sport, like backpacking, that trades forest service roads for trails, exchanging your backpack for a pair of saddle bags. “I always get a little jealous when I pass someone who is obviously through hiking the PCT while I’m on my way to work or running

Combine the poses of yoga with the Jenga-like stacking of acrobatics and you have acroyoga, which is just the thing for one of the remaining lazy summer days in the park. Enthusiast and instructor, Sean Gerhardt, says that Acroyoga is a summer must because “it makes you connected with friends,

“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

Whether your first time on a bicycle or a seasoned professional, if you’re interested in getting into competitive racing here in the valley here are some people, teams and races you need to know. South State Cycling Club “We do this for the mental stimulation and joy of bike racing.

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

While many bars tote “local ingredients,” it’s rare that a cocktail is made exclusively with them. Luckily, Southern Oregon has such a plethora of local food producers that it is actually possible. All it takes is a little innovation, minor tweaking and a little bit of extra time. For the

Gin Martini Larks at the Inn at the Commons   A golden anniversary hotspot like this must have a good cocktail. The martini is the sure way to go because you can’t honestly claim that you’ve never dreamt of dressing up as James Bond and ironically ordering his trademark drink.