Underwood Rosé Margarita

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The start of rosé season and the debut of our first pink wine is cause for celebration at our industrial chateau. Here is a fresh shake on a classic margarita using our new 2014 Underwood Rosé.

Tip from our crew: best enjoyed lounging with good friends and tasty food.

Serves 2

1.5 oz Underwood Rosé
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1.75 oz Tequila, preferably 100% Agave
4 dashes Grapefruit Bitters
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Strawberry Juice

Don’t forget the salt.Margarita_6

Photography by Julia Saltzman

Chefs’ Week PDX

PunchCan_1 This past February we were a part of the second annual Chefs’ Week PDX, a four day dinner and party series that brings together some of the best west coast chefs, local artisans and purveyors to celebrate community and creative  collaboration. Some of the highlights for our team: working with our friend Gregory Gourdet to create a delicious canned punch wine, tasting through some spectacular modern cuisine by all chefs at Ataula, watching the reactions of guests as Chef Aaron’s Pot au Fue’s were set down on each table,  Chef Doug’s elk leg at Nedd Ludd, and the gastronomical spectacle that is a 26 course meal finale put on by all chefs involved at Departure. We are proud to be a part of a city that can offer both the resources and creative genius to put together this kind of event, and give a huge round of applause to Gregory Gourdet, Carrie Kissell, and Drew Tyson for making it all happen.

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Photography by Julia Saltzman

 

Riesling Americano

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Ring in the New Year with this months cocktail, a Riesling Americano with our 2013 Kings Ridge Riesling.

Makes 1 Serving
.75 oz Campari
1 oz Dolin Dry
.75 oz Verjus Syrup
1.5 oz 2013 Kings Ridge Riesling
1-2 oz Soda Water

Pour over ice Campari, Dolin, Verjus and Riesling. Stir well and top off with soda and orange peal.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

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New Traditions

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This year the Union Wine Co. family raised our glasses to new traditions and celebrated Thanksgiving a few days early. We gathered around the table for a gratifying meal prepared in some way by each one of us. As bottles of wine camouflaged in brown paper bags were passed around, we tested our sometimes deceiving tastebuds and enjoyed eachother’s company. The evening was a much-needed pause from the crazy routine that surrounds our day to day life at the Industrial Chateau.

 

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Movember

On November 1st, the guys of Union Wine Co. proudly joined the Movember movement, shaving one final time to create clean slates for the mustaches they will grow during the month. The ceremonial shave even included JP, our winemaker, who gave up his cultivated 10 year beard for the cause, with some determined help from the crew.

Movember_2The Movember Foundation is a nationwide campaign that helps raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues; specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. The lack of understanding on the health issues men face is alarming:

  • The average life expectancy of men is five years less than women.
  • 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
  • Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the last year.

There are lots of complicated and sometimes controversial reasons why men’s health is in a relatively poor state; to change this, The Movember Foundation encourages men to grow a mustache throughout the month of November. Using the mustache as a catalyst, the idea is to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and take action when needed.

By the end of the month, the guys will all be sporting mustaches, some more impressive than others. Join us in learning more about men’s health by visiting The Movember Movement and NAMI by following us as we document their bristly progress on our blog and social media. Feel free to visit our donation page and help us make a difference.

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