Just give me all the pinot & salmon you have. Wait, wait. I'm worried what you just heard was, 'Give me a lot of pinot & salmon.' What I said was, 'Give me all the pinot & salmon you have.' Do you understand?

That incredibly long-winded title is just my way of explaining in a nutshell what my Monday night looked like. 

As luck would have it, the winery had two seats for representatives at the Oregon Pinot Camp Salmon Bake which meant when Wendy asked me to go, I was in no position to turn it down. 

I was bummed to miss out on a night with the boys ((Dean had a game night half-planned which meant everyone was invited over to drink good beers with good friends and end up throwing fantastic innuendos back and forth)) but as it turned out, they had quite a nice little Stag Night so it was actually quite the win-win from what I hear. And now that Robin is back from Indiana, Dean and Shamoo can go do something while the rest of the aforementioned fellas along with Robin and I will have a girls night. Win-win-win.

Where were we, oh yes, salmon...

Watching these babies get skewered up on the cedar was quite a production. The folks at the helm were absolute masters and I could have kicked myself for not having my big camera with me. 

Some day I will learn keep it with you at all times!

It was great to have the chance to catch up with some familiar faces in the industry, talk to a few of the winemakers, try some serious past vintage pinots ((a 1995 and a 1998 were especially of note)) and remind myself that yes, salmon is one of the best foods known to man. Amenandahellyeah.

And if you've ever been curious about what an entire case of wine looks like in one bottle, this is it.

Have some.

The night ended with a serious singalong and general hoopla. Just the way we like it in wine country.

Raise a glass!

Oh. And have a s'more... The fire's a-ragin'. 


  1. Oh my Oh my. THAT looks like a perfect day!

  2. That looks like so so SO MUCH FUN. Love that you snatched that opportunity!

  3. I scrolled past the salmon pictures as fast as I could to get to the wine ones. The smell of salmon, raw/cooked/smoked, will forever be etched into my mind after Alaska.

    I like your Ron-Swanson-directness. In fact, I truly believe this world would operate much better if we were all like him :) I'm like that. Scott is not.

  4. Why do you do so many amazing things that involve alcohol and food? We are definitely soul mates.