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Alexis Truitt
December 31, 2015 | Alexis Truitt

2015 in Review

It's been an incredible 2015. Not only did we host our first annual White Wine and Seafood party, which was a huge hit, we also saw the release of our first Riesling, brought you a Limited Edition Syrah, introduced new labels, and a new website and blog! We had a busy harvest, an unparalleled hot summer, and even started on a few new surprises for 2016. It's been a year of exciting new things and we can't wait for what 2016 has in store. 

We'll be hosting our White Wine and Seafood party again, so be on the lookout for the Save the Date for that! We'd love to see you at the party, especially if you weren't able to make it last year! It truly is a special event. 

On our list of resolutions is to enjoy the new changes coming in 2016. We're so excited to share new wines, new events, and other special surprises with you along the way. And if anyone needs help with a wellness related New Year's Resolution, join us and Team TM for the Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon in July! We'll meet you with wine at the finish line! 

We'll keep you posted on all the goings on here on the blog, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and through email, so make sure you connect with us so we can share the journey with you. Here's to a wonderful 2015, and an even better 2016. Happy New Year! 


Alexis Truitt

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Time Posted: Dec 31, 2015 at 6:28 AM Permalink to 2015 in Review Permalink
Alexis Truitt
December 17, 2015 | Alexis Truitt

Wine and Christmas Cookie Pairings

The holidays are full of treats, surprises, and special everything. And if you appear at numerous Christmas parties, as most of us do, there are probably numerous types of cookies at each one. Which begs the all-important question: what cookie should I drink with my wine? Or which wine should I pair with my cookie? 

Here's our answer for perhaps the easiest of holiday conundrums. 

Shortbread/Sugar Cookies: Perhaps the most quintessential cookie of all things Christmas: sugar cookies with royal icing, and it's close cousin, shortbread. They're the people pleaser cookies, the ones that everyone loves, and the cookies you really can't go wrong with. They deserve a wine of equal caliber. What wine is more friendly and easily pleasing than sparkling wines? Prosecco, Cava, Champagne, your favorite American sparkling, are all appealing combinations to bring out the light flavors of your snowflake shaped, royal icing cookie.

Gingerbread Cookies: These spicy and warm cookies will pair pleasantly with a light and dry Riesling. The crispness of the Riesling complements the spiciness of gingerbread. The perfect pairing for the more adventurous party goer or a grown up gingerbread house making parties. Let the Riesling-induced decorating commence!

Molasses Cookies: These deep, rich cookies pair well with a lighter bodied red wine...Pinot noir perhaps? Both molasses cookies and Pinot noir have deep, earthy notes and a light sweetness that complement each other excellently.

Chocolate Chip Cookies: One of America's favorite cookies coincidentally pairs really well with America's favorite wine. Grab your favorite Cabernet for this cookie pairing. You won't be disappointed. 

Peanut Butter Cookies: If you read our Halloween Candy Pairing blog post, you can probably guess where this pairing is going. Our 2011 Syrah Port pairs beautifully with peanut butter. And peanut butter cookies are no exception. For a cozy, comforting pairing, peanut butter cookies and Port make a great finish to your evening. And an even better treat to leave out for "Santa". 

What are your favorite wine and cookie pairings? Have you tried any of these and loved them? Let us know in the comments below!


Alexis Truitt

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Alexis Truitt
December 10, 2015 | Alexis Truitt

Christmas Gift Guide

Ah Christmas shopping. It can sometimes be hard to find the perfect gift, especially for the wine lovers in your life. We've narrowed down our top ten best gifts for your favorite wine lover...or for yourself. Whether it's a champagne stopper to keep your sparkling wines fresh for several days, testing your tasting skills with Riedel's black blind tasting glasses, treating yourself to the health benefits of grapeseed oil, or checking in on that aged bottle with a Coravin, we have something for everyone. 

Christmas gift guide for wine lovers, wine gifts, entertaining gifts

1. Wiliams - Sonoma Open Kitchen Champagne Stopper - $7

2. Hero Bags Two Bottle Wine Tote - $18,95

3. Crate and Barrel French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler - $24.95

4. Coravin Model Two Wine System - 345.95

5. Riedel Sommeliers Blind Tasting Glass - $72.50

6. Napa Soap Company Grapeseed Oil Lotion - $18.95

7. Jet Bag Reusable Padded Absorbent Bottle Bags - $19.99

8. VacuVin Wine Saver - $12.63

9. Wine Away Red Wine Stain Remover - $5.85

10. Wine Club Memberships! Torii Mor's range from $110 to $325 a shipment. It's the gift that keeps on giving! 


Alexis Truitt

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Time Posted: Dec 10, 2015 at 6:42 AM Permalink to Christmas Gift Guide Permalink
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December 3, 2015 | Alexis Truitt

November Events Recap

It's been a busy month here at Torii Mor! With wine club pick up parties and Thanksgiving weekend, we've had a cheerful and busy month. For those of you who couldn't make it to the event, here's a recap of the events. 

Woodinville Wine Club Pick Up Party

We started the club pick up party fun at our Tasting Room in Woodinville, WA. Our Seattle fans are so good to us and we had a fun day of tasting some library wines, and our new limited release Syrah. Our assistant winemaker Jon and our wine club manager Monique made the drive up the spend the day with our club members and walk everyone through the wines. 

Dundee Wine Club Pick Up Party

We had our second wine club pick up party at the winery in Dundee, OR the following weekend. The winery was decorated with twinkle lights and Christmas cheer, and guests tasted through library wines and our Syrah while Jon and Jacques Tardy, our Director of Winemaking, walked each guest through the line-up. And as with every November here in the winery, we served a variety of soups to warm us up on that cold November day. The Hungarian Mushroom was a big hit! 

Thanksgiving Weekend Seated Tastings

And of course, November means Thanksgiving for those of us in the USA, so we celebrated Thanksgiving weekend with a special change this year. Instead of doing normal tastings, we closed the tasting room and hosted a more intimate experience of seated tastings. With a line-up of seven different wines, a cozy atmosphere amongst lit barrels, and individual charcuterie plates of local bites, it truly was a weekend to remember. We can't wait to host them again next year!

Don't want to miss out on our future events? Want to know what our wine club is all about? Click here to see more about our wine club and sign up for the club that fits your needs and desires. All our events are discounted or free for our club members! If you just want to stay abreast with our events and promotions, sign up for our email list here, and scroll down to the bottom of the page. 


Alexis Truitt

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