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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    Yes! I love wine tasting, but unfortunately, the wines in MN aren’t really all that great. I do go tasting when I travel and I also offer in-home wine tastings with wines from around the world paired with the perfect foods. Tons of fun. It’s hard to choose just one wine, but my too faves that never disappoint are the Opolo Mountain Zinfandel (red, of course) and the Davis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir. I’ve become a Pinot Noir snob because of Guy Davis! 😉

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s cool that you’ve found some good ones in your area. I’ll have to check them out.

      My brother gave me this “bible” of wine pairings for Christmas a few years ago. I LOVE IT. It’s the best book. I’m pretty spoiled living in the NW because we have so many good wines. Someday I’d love to go to Napa Valley.

  2. Marc

    I went through a wine phase of my life for three years while living in Europe. Mostly white wines. We did a lot of wine tasting tours. I haven’t done wine in a long time. Those wine headaches are a thing of the past, though I did enjoy the wines. I have a nephew in Phoenix, AZ that is a sommelier. Who knew you could taste wine and get paid to do so? And to think I wasted all those years in the military paying for my wine:)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You lived in Europe? Where? LUCKY! I would love to live in Europe someday.

      I don’t get wine headaches or a hangover, but then I don’t drink a ton. I’m usually a 1-2 glass of wine limit. And when I taste I split the tasting with my boyfriend. Otherwise I probably would have a hangover!

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    I love this post…and wine tasting. I also love kitties that let me scratch their ears!!! When I read your posts, I so want to get in the car, drive down the coast and experience more of what your state has to offer!! Have a wonderful Wednesday Lisa.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Come on down Roz! I’ll show you around!

  4. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I love wine, and enjoy wine tasting. In fact, it’s what we did for our honeymoon. We also split the tastings, especially when going from vineyard to vineyard!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      What a fun honeymoon! Where did you go?

  5. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    I’m not really a wine person. Maybe I’m still too young? I’m happy with a good beer.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      There’s nothing wrong with beer!

  6. Trevor

    You say it was bland, but that chorizo skillet thingy looked pretty damn tasty to me. I miss mexican food. Real mexican food anyway. It’s nowhere to be found out here in Vermont.

    It’s been too long since I’ve gone wine tasting. Like almost 20 years. I’m gonna have to remedy that.

    Awesome food/drink pics again!


    1. Lisa Eirene

      20 years?!?!? You MUST remedy that.

  7. Deb

    We share a bottle of wine about once a month, but neither of us know enough about it to really pick a favorite or say what’s good. Mostly its just a nice change of pace because we rarely drink any alcohol at all.

    Too bad that skillet wasn’t the best- it LOOKS good!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My palette has definitely changed and evolved over the years. I wasn’t very good at wine tasting to begin with but I’ve gotten much better. And of course with that, my tastes have also gotten more expensive. LOL

  8. Beth

    We love wines – especially big, dark reds. We actually really like Oregon and Washington reds – I would love to do a trip one day to the wine trails in Oregon. Our faves though tend to be Malbecs from Argentina and Zinfindels from the Lodi region in CA.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      If you ever come to Oregon, let me know! 🙂

      I recently discovered Malbecs and really really like them!

  9. Logan @ Mountains and Miles

    I took a wine tasting/history class while I was studying abroad in South Africa and learned sooo much! We did a few wine tastings at wine and cheese festivals, but I haven’t actually done any since I’ve been back (which has been about 5 years…). They had a South African signature wine called Pinotage that I really enjoy. Other than that, I’m a Zinfindel girl.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wow! Living in South Africa sounds exciting. Have you been able to find the Pinotage in the states?

      1. Beth

        Pinotage is another one of our faves we get it all the time!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I will have to look for that one.

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