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PDX OPERAbeat | A Company Blog is the blog for all things Portland Opera, featuring a variety of guest contributors who will provide insider's tidbits on all we do to celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera. Jess Crawford is our primary blogger. Jess spends much of her time eating enormous amounts of cake, making long lists of books she'll probably never read, and challenging people to arm-wrestling contests. During the day (and sometimes at night) she is Portland Opera's music librarian. She writes more about her escapades at her personal blog:
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Wine Tasting with the cast of DON GIOVANNI!

Wine tasting with the cast!

Last Tuesday, November 6, members of our Giovanni cast, along with a few members of the staff, went on an excursion down to wine country, to visit a few wineries who are a part of the Portland Opera family. We started at Remy Wines down in McMinnville, where we sampled 4 wines, took a short tour, and got to drink day-old fresh-pressed wine (before it goes through its two-year aging process). Remy is this year's wine sponsor for our Resident Artist recitals!


(Dan brought Voodoo Donuts!)

RW whole clan

I couldn't resist buying a bottle of her Beneficio. Excellent small-batch winery! Then we headed to Argyle, our long-time sparkling wine sponsor, where we got to hang out in our own tasting room and drink from our own tasting menu!


We had a few bubblies and a few non-bubblies, and took a few great group shots.