Tamara Belgard

Member Since:
Apr 2017

Tamara’s tasting career spans nearly two decades, beginning first as a marketing professional and consultant for the Oregon wine industry, and then as a wine journalist. You’re likely to find her tirelessly chasing down stories about wine, spirits, cider, beer and food for publication in Oregon Wine Press, Portland Monthly, 1859 Magazine, Palate Press, and on her own website at satiatepdx.com. Through her writing, she intends to make the culinary scene more approachable—engaging, enticing, and educating both novice consumers and enthusiasts alike. Her interests include travel and all things culinary; you’ll typically stumble upon her traipsing through wine country, perusing her local farmers market, or searching the racks of her favorite wine shop for hidden gems. 

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Published Articles (10)

Le Veritable Voyage

Discover what Pinot Noir mecca is at the 31st Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville Oregon.

Le Veritable Voyage – IPNC toasts Oregon, France and much more

Discover Pinot Noir mecca at the 31st annual International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville Oregon.

The New Frontier of American Wine

PICTURE BREATHTAKING RIVER VALLEYS and rolling hillsides rich with ancient but fertile volcanic soil, the type of soil that results in wines of remarkable character and exceptional quality. There’s only […]

Uncovering Pét-Nat: Purely unadulterated, raw and a little dirty

An article for Oregon Wine Press that tells the story of the history of pétillant-naturel wine and how its modern revival. Features Oregon producers and reviews of the wines.

SW Washington Wine Loop – Not Just For Locals Anymore

Visit the under-explored and unknown wine region of SW Washington, featuring off-the-beaten path, authentic and unpretentious wineries.

Clone Survivors: Chardonnay thrives as wineries experiment

Discussion with several prominent Oregon winemakers about the value of using different clones to help define the style of Oregon chardonnay. Published in Oregon Wine Press

Tempranillo Celebrado

This article for Oregon Wine Press looks at the development of Southern Oregon as a hot spot for growing and producing world-class Tempranillo.

Gruner the Great

Comprehensive review of Oregon Gruner Veltiner, including varietal’s history and tasting notes.

A Bitter Beginning

An introduction of the Pacific Northwest’s first Fernet. Includes history of the spirit and tasting notes.

Two Rock-Loving Iconoclasts Bring Classic German Wines to Portland

Portland Monthly magazine features this article about two edgy Alsatian-style winemakers who open their urban winery in Portland, Oregon.