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Alexis Truitt
December 29, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Wine Resolutions for 2017

New Year's Eve is the day where we set resolutions for the new year. Normally these resolutions are related to losing weight, working out more, eating healthy, making more money, etc. However, it always helps to add in a few fun, easily achievable resolutions so come February, you don't feel quite so bad about not being at your goal weight. 

And what better fun resolutions to add to your list than a wine themed one? 

Here's a list of some wine themed New Year's Resolutions to get your creative, goal-creating juices flowing. 

  • Learn more about a wine region you're unfamiliar with. There's so many places in the world that grow wine: the Willamette Valley (of course!), the Columbia Valley in Washington, the Fingerlakes, Virginia, South Africa, all over New Zealand, Greece, Germany, Spain, the list goes on. 
  • Learn more about the wine making process. Research how wine is made, ask questions when you go wine tasting, and learn the ins and outs of getting grapes to your glass. 
  • Pick a grape varietal like Pinot Noir, Syrah, Riesling, and taste that varietal from a variety of locations to better learn how place and terroir really influence a wine.
  • Try five new varietals. 
  • Join a wine club. 
  • Drink. More. Wine!


Alexis Truitt

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

Time Posted: Dec 29, 2016 at 7:52 AM Permalink to Wine Resolutions for 2017 Permalink
Alexis Truitt
December 25, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Merry Christmas!

Enjoy the holiday with a glass of your favorite Torii Mor Wine!


The Torii Mor Team

Time Posted: Dec 25, 2016 at 6:29 AM Permalink to Merry Christmas! Permalink
Alexis Truitt
December 15, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Christmas in the Valley

Christmas in the Willamette Valley is a truly beautiful time of year. Driving through the hills (especially the Dundee Hills!) is a treat as most vineyards and wineries get into the spirit of the season. You'll see Christmas lights, Christmas trees, and special Christmas promotions! 

Another special event in the Willamette Valley is the Willamette Cares Food Share during the months of November and December. Until the end of the year, participating wineries (including Torii Mor!) are accepting food and monetary donations to support food banks in the area that help people in need. We'd love to have you participate! 

More information here.

Time Posted: Dec 15, 2016 at 7:40 AM Permalink to Christmas in the Valley Permalink
Alexis Truitt
December 8, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Mulled Wine for the Holidays

The Christmas season means many things, but one thing the cold and festive holiday brings is an abundance of delicious warm beverages of all flavors and varieties. Today we're sharing a recipe for mulled wine that is sure to warm up any cold winter evening. 

Spiced Mulled Wine


1 bottle of full-bodied red wine (we recommend Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, or Merlot)

1 vanilla bean, slit down the middle

1 cinnamon stick

2 star anise pods

2 cardamom pods

4 whole cloves

1 tsp ground nutmet

1/4 cup honey or white cane sugar

1 sliced orange OR 1/2 cranberry juice

1/4 brandy (optional)


Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to a slow simmer. Let rest for about an hour. This recipe gets better with time, so don't worry about letting it sit on the stove all day! 


Alexis Truitt

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

Time Posted: Dec 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM Permalink to Mulled Wine for the Holidays Permalink
Alexis Truitt
December 1, 2016 | Alexis Truitt

Christmas Gift Guide 2016

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.

1. Wine Pearls - $24.95

2. Wine Bites: 64 Simple Nibbles That Pair Perfectly with Wine - $15.91

3. Wine Tasting Flight - $64.82

4. Corksicle Air 4-1 Chiller, Aerator, Pourer, Stopper - $39.95

5. Hex Champagne Bucket - $260.00

6. Modular Wine Rack - $90.00

7. Wine Wars!: A Trivia Game - $22.95


Alexis Truitt

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

Time Posted: Dec 1, 2016 at 7:50 AM Permalink to Christmas Gift Guide 2016 Permalink